Android 11 Release Date, Specs, Feature

Android 11 - the upcoming android operating system

An android operating system is widely used as compared to iOS which is restricted to a specific number of users. Back in 2019, Google brought Android 10 Update with a wide number of eye-catching and ground-breaking features, i.e., Dark Mode.

Now, 2020 will bring another Android operating system “Android 11.” Undoubtedly, it wouldn’t land in smartphones until September or October but we will once again see a wide number of Android 11 Features for Android smartphones as well as Android tablets.

The list of exact features, however, isn’t yet revealed and we’ve only got our hands on a few details about Android 11, as of now. We’re not even sure what would it be called as there are no speculations around.

Nonetheless, we have gathered all rumours and speculations in our Android 11 Preview below we’ve gone through including its release date and features. So, let’s have a look!

Android 11 OS Update

Android 11 Release Date

The first-ever preview of Android 11 was debuted by Google online back on February 19 which is quite early as compared to all previously released Android updates. For instance, the first beta for last year’s Android 10 was debuted on March 13th of 2019.

Obviously, this release was a test for an audience of both early adopters and developers. Google emphasized that this Android 11 developer preview is specifically intended to check device developers and not to get the user installed on their everyday devices.

Based on the Android 11 Overview which was posted by Google on its developer site, we would expect more previews for this OS somewhere in March and April.

We will have to wait a little more for more previews of Android 11 and as far as Android 11 Launch Date is concerned, it’ll be released officially in the 3rd quarter of 2020. And as always, Google Pixel devices will be the first to have Android 11.

To recall, Android Pie 9 arrived on August 6, 2018, whereas Android 10 became official on September 3, 2019. So, we should expect Android 11 to be arrived officially between August or September.

Rumoured Android 11 Features

We have come to know Android 11 Main Information through its Developer Preview which has revealed a few new features that will definitely entice Android users throughout the world. Let’s have a look at the features below:

  • Mute Notifications When Recording

It’s really angry to try to make a beautiful video of the scenery around you or to pick up a family moment and a notification arrives all of a sudden. Now, according to the latest Android 11 Features, all alerts will be turned into silence when recording videos.

  • Better-quality Touch Sensitivity

Even if the glass is thicker on a smartphone, we still use a tempered glass to ensure that the actual glass is never damaged. We often face problems with miss swipes and buttons with tempered average standard glasses. This will not be the case in the future as Google will integrate improved device touch response, which will contribute to perfect touch as well.

  • Scrolling Screenshots

Android users will now be able to get supports of Scrolling Screenshots in their Android smartphones with Android 11 Specs or features. This is, without a doubt, the most-anticipated or awaited feature for Android users.

  • Faster Screen Refresh Rate

Apps and games will set preferred rates for refreshments on Android 11. This will allow gamers to benefit from phones with screens that sport refresh faster, so they can enjoy better gameplay.

  • Back Gesture Tweaking

For movement controls movements in Android 10, when people tried to go back, they faced the problem of listing those applications in the menu. But we’ll see sliders with Android that will allow the user to monitor background sensitivity. Two sliders will be put, one at the left and one at the center.

  • Native Screen Recording

Thanks to the Upcoming OS Android 11, Android users now would be able to record their smartphones’ screen which was just a dream before. We heard reports that Android 10 was making it but it didn’t because it wasn’t ready yet. But that’s the new feature we’re sure to have with Android 11. To record screens, Android users won’t need any additional devices of apps.

  • Dark Mode Scheduling

In Android 11, we see a dynamic dark system mode. Depending on the time of use, this will adjust the setting for the device between dark and regular mode, depending on whether it is day or evening. This came in Google as an answer following the previous versions of Android that already had other OEMs.

  • Chat Bubbles

Google did have this feature in Android 10 but it was not embraced by many developers or OEMs. You don’t back up but as this functionality of Android 11 has been pushed out again and the OEMs are able to take a second look and incorporate it further in their Android skin.

  • One Time Permission

Earlier on Android 10, we had the functionality to allow access to the Data, Camera, Location, and Microphone while the application is open.  However, we have a one-time permission setting for Android 11 which allows for a usage permit only once.

Android 10 Update


Other Expected Android 11 Features

  • Improved Curved Display Support
  • Airplane Mode Enabling Even Over Bluetooth
  • Share Menu App Pinning
  • Improved Notification Shade Conversations
  • Older Notifications Managed Even Perfectly
  • Scoped Storage
  • Reverse Charging & more

A Little About Android 11 Beta Program

Interestingly, if you’re a Google Pixel 2 or later owner, you can get Android 11 Beta on your smartphone. All you need to do is to download and flash a device system image. This method is a little more complicated as compared to installing an update over the internet.

It must be ensured that developer settings, as well as USB debugging, are enabled on your target device, and the phone bootloader needs to be unlocked. Developers should be in a position to do it all without sweat, but it’s not something frequent users ever did before.

Expected Phones to Receive Android 11 Update

Google Pixel Phones

  • Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL
  • Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL

Huawei Smartphones

  • Huawei P30 Series
  • Huawei Miamang 8
  • Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
  • Huawei Miamang 7
  • Huawei Mate 20 Series
  • Huawei Mate 10 Series
  • Huawei Enjoy 9S
  • Huawei P20 Series
  • Huawei P Smart 2019

OnePlus Devices

  • OnePlus 5 and 5T
  • OnePlus 6 and 6T
  • OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro

There are a plethora of other brands like Samsung, Oppo, Realme, Honor, Motorola, LG, Xiaomi, Nokia and Vivo that will receive an Android 11 update before 2020 ends.

We think it’s more than enough for now as it’s too prompt to expect more from Android 11. What do you say? Well, we’re keeping an eye on it and as soon as more information drops, we’ll have this page updated. In the meantime, you can share your thoughts and expectations from Android 11 below in a comments box.

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Victoria Parkle loves writing about the latest and greatest smartphones as well as all the latest news related to technology. She is enlightening the readers with more than 5 years of experience in writing. And when she doesn't write, she can be found listening to music and watching science fiction movies.
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