Realme on late Tuesday announced it will be one of the first smartphone companies to offer Android 11 to its users. The announcement came shortly after Google officially rolled out Android 11 to select users. Realme said the applications for the Android 11 preview for Realme X50 pro are now open on the Realme Community.
Google’s Android 11 comes with a wide range of new features with a special focus on privacy, connected devices, and improvement to overall user experience. The latest Android iteration also has other key improvements such as network optimization for better connectivity.
Google has announced Android 11 rollout for select Pixel phones, as well as flagship smartphone models from Xiaomi, Oppo, OnePlus, and Realme. The manufacturers are releasing final beta ROMs based on Android 11 for their individual UIs. The development was shared by Google in its blog which adds that more manufacturers will be launching Android 11 for their devices over the coming months. Some of the phones getting the beta include the Mi 10 series, Oppo Find X2 series, OnePlus 8 series, and more.
Top features of Android 11
Google’s Android 11 will now let users grant one-time permissions to applications. This essentially means you will be able to let an app access your microphone, camera, location only while using the app. although this feature is already available on some Android 10 devices, Google says it’s more effective.
Android 11 also comes with an “auto-reset” permissions feature. This allows the software to remove permissions for applications that have not been used by the user in a while.
Google’s new Android update also allows users to prioritize conversations with select contacts. A new “Bubbles” feature will also let you multitask.
Google is also bringing native built-in screen recording support. Now, users will not need to rely on third-party apps on Google Play Store to record their screens. Some OEMs such as Samsung already offer a native feature to their users.
Android 11 now enables users to access and manage all their smart devices in one place. The feature can be summoned by long-pressing the power button.
“Media controls have been redesigned and are more helpful than ever. You can now quickly switch the device your media is playing on, so you can take your music with you from your headphones to your speaker without missing a beat,” said Google in a post.