ANDROID 11 Posts on XDA

Google says Android 11 won’t show lockscreen album art

Android 11 contains a fair few changes in how media playback is handled across the user experience. The first Developer Preview tested off the controversial move of shifting the music player notification up to the Quick Settings panel. Beta 1 made the feature accessible, while Beta 2 enables it by default. Then there are Media...

OnePlus will unveil its Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 software on August 10th

The OnePlus One is remembered for a lot of firsts for the company as well as for the industry. Surprisingly, the OnePlus One did not ship with OnePlus's own software but shipped with CyanogenOS, and that was actually one of the reasons why the tech enthusiasts circles first noticed the device. But a while after...

Tap, Tap brings iOS 14/Android 11’s Back Tap gesture to any Android device

Following the release of the first Android 11 Developer Preview back in February, we learned that Google was working on a new set of gestures code-named "Columbus." This feature lets you double tap on the back of your Pixel phone to perform actions like launching the Google Assistant, launching the Google Camera app, controlling media...

Telegram tests floating chat head bubbles for messages

Telegram for Android appears to be testing chat head bubbles for messages. The feature, which is buried in beta version 6.3.0 of the app, allows users to keep conversations at the forefront of their device in the form of a bubble. This adds convenience if you frequently talk to a certain friend or family member. The...

OnePlus phones may finally get an always-on display with Android 11-based OxygenOS 11

Earlier this year, OnePlus finally committed to bring an always-on display feature to OxygenOS. Now, with the stable release of Android 11 coming in September for Pixel phones, OnePlus is teasing that they will introduce an AOD feature in the company's OxygenOS 11 update. OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau teased the feature with a cheeky...

Google Assistant is testing a floating Chat Head bubble

Android 11 is coming soon and one of the big new features is "Bubbles." The API for these floating Bubbles has been around since Android 10, though they're now available for all users and developers without toggling a developer option. Google is also testing a similar Chat Head-like bubble for Google Assistant. "Chat Heads" is a...

“Red Velvet Cake” is Android 11’s internal dessert name

Last year, with the launch of Android 10, Google's tradition of giving major Android releases a dessert nickname came to an end. Up until that point we had feasted on cupcakes, donuts, eclairs, froyo, gingerbread, honeycomb, ice cream sandwiches, jelly beans, KitKats, lollipops, marshmallows, Oreos, and Pie. But what dessert could have been used for...

Android 11 Beta 2.5 fixes Pixel 4 screen flickering and more

Earlier this month, Google released Android 11 Beta 2, the Platform Stability release. Like they did with the first beta, Google is now releasing a minor update to address some issues before the next main release. Android 11 Beta 2.5 brings some important fixes for the Pixel 4 and other Pixel devices. Android 11 Beta 2.5...

Google plans to make Android Go Edition required for new low RAM devices

In 2017, Google announced a modified version of Android for low-end devices. "Android Go Edition" was built specifically for devices with 1GB or less of RAM. In conjunction, Google has released lightweight "Go Edition" versions of many of its popular services. Android Go has never been a requirement for these low-end devices, though. That could...

Tecno Pouvoir 4 is the first smartphone with a MediaTek SoC to get Android 11 Beta 1 build

The stable version of Android 11 is still months away, but Google has already finalized the relevant SDK, NDK APIs, and other components in the second beta of Android 11 that came out earlier this month. The beta testing initiative isn't limited to Google's Pixel lineup, as various other OEMs have released similar beta builds...

OnePlus Gallery 3.12.33 adds a Google Cast button for beaming photos

OnePlus released the Android 11 Beta 2 builds for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro smartphones earlier this week. These builds come with OnePlus' OxygenOS on top and the company is referring them to as "Developer Preview 2" builds to avoid any confusion with OxygenOS Open Beta program – even though they are based on...

Download: OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro receive Android 11 Beta 2 builds

Google released Android 11 Beta 2 earlier this month, leaving only one more beta to go before a stable release on September 8th. Beta 2 is considered the “Platform Stability” release, meaning the Android 11 SDK, NDK APIs, app-facing surfaces, platform behaviors, as well as restrictions on non-SDK interfaces have been finalized. While you could always...