What Android 11 Beta 3 Brings to Android App Development?

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Android 11 will embody a 100 new features!  

Smartphone users are in for a big treat with Android 11 which is set to release in the third quarter of 2020 at Google I/O.  

Pushed forward due to the civil unrest following the brutal execution of George Floyd and the COVID situation, the first version of Beta version for Android 11 was finally released on 10 June, 2020.  

Followed by the second and third beta version which was up for android app development on July 8 and July 22 respectively.  

And the final touch was added to Beta 3, launched recently on 6th August fixing certain issues.  

Although we got to witness a lot of changes and asked-for features in Android 10, Android 11 will be all about taking the legacy forward with some bang-on additions.  

Some of the features that made Android 10 a desirable platform to users and developers all around the globe were:  

  • Dark theme
  • Smart reply
  • Live caption
  • Gesture navigation
  • Location control
  • Sound amplification
  • & Security updates

If you couldn’t find that one attribute you were looking for, don’t worry!   

Android 11 is bound to satisfy all your needs as a user and as a developer.

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In this blog we shall cover:  

  • Detailed feature list of Android 11
  • What Beta 3 brings to Developers
  • How to Get Android Beta 3
  • Supported Devices
  • How Android 11 shall impact your device’s applications
  • What’s Next?

5 Features Of Android 11 App Development 


1. Preparations for 5G 


The most awaited feature of all, 5G is set to hit the market with the launch of Android 11.   

With the addition of dynamic meterdness API, Android 11 prepares all the compatible devices for a smooth compatibility with all its components.  

The API will detect your connection to the 5G and help you gain access to high quality videos, and graphics.  

This shall help android app development companies gain a bigger market of users all across the world.  

2. Handy ‘Conversations’ 


Android 11 comes with ‘conversations’.   

‘Conversations’ is designed for easier access to chats and messages through draw-over notifications and chat bubbles.  

If marked as priority, ‘conversations’ can easily bypass the do not disturb (DND) mode of your android device too.  

You can also look over the conversation history of the last 24 hours for informational purposes.   

It will also be possible to send images while replying to a message from the notifications bar.  

Other than that there are also some modifications and android app development services based on the general level. Some of them being smart home devices control panel access through the power button. Or media controls access through the quick setting area.     

All this is going to make android app development very interesting.          

3. Built-in Screen Recorder 


Although this isn’t a ‘wow’ feature that everyone was looking forward to, but it sure is something that Android users have been longing for since a long time.  

The built-in screen recorder helps you record stuff on your screen to keep it as a personal proof copy. It also works well for social media enthusiasts who find it difficult to share stuff locally.  

The toggle and UI for audio recording is extremely smooth along with the property of visible touches.  

4. Say ‘YES’ to Every Screen Type 


It’s not just about fitting all screen sizes anymore! Its also about fitting the screen types effortlessly.  

And by types we mean LED, LCD, Amoled, and also foldable screens!  

Android 11 is being set in motion to easily embark upon all the future developments in the field of technology.  

This android app development feature shall see a lot of demand as more and more new devices with foldable screens see the light of the day.  

5. A Whole New Emoji Box 


More than 117 interactive new emojis including 55 new skin tones and a number of refreshing new UI/UX designs are available as a part of Android 11.  

The only issue that users might face is not many people without the latest versions on their phone will be able to view these newfound emojis.  

What’s in Beta 3 for Developers and Android App Development Companies? 


To the ultimate joy of developers, Android 11 Beta 3 offers ultimate platform stability and great optimizations to help them complete their testing.  

Users will now be able to run exposure notification apps without turning on the device location.   

To improve security, the bluetooth will be prohibited to be used on all the other apps for location purposes, unless and until permitted by the user.  

Developers can also view the refresh rate, modify graphic driver settings, load GPU debug layers for debug apps, and use quality animation for their new android app development projects.  

For testing and validation, Android Generic System Image (GSI) binaries are also available to the developers for android app development services.  

One can use these images to pick out any compatibility issues with Android 11 and report the framework issues before the actual version is released.  

How to Get Android 11 Beta 3? (H3)  

There’s an easy, and a slightly harder way to do this. We shall take you through both down below.  

Through your Pixel Device 


The fastest and the easiest way would be to enroll your pixel device in the android beta for pixel program.  

You can visit (https://www.google.com/android/beta) , select your device, accept the terms and conditions, and click on download to get it.  

Make sure you backup your data before doing that though.  

Alternatively, one can also manually download the latest Android 11 beta build or ask an android app development company to help you with it.  

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Through Android Emulator 


If you don’t have an Android 11 compatible device, you can still participate in the Beta program by setting up Android Emulator for testing and development.  

You can set up Android 11 from Android Studio by following the steps below:  

  • Install Android Studio’s latest preview build.
  • Open Android Studio and click on tools.
  • Select SDK Manager and then click on the latest version of Android Emulator.
  • Click on tools and then on AVD Manager to create a new AVD.

Compatible Devices for Android 11 


Initially the Android 11 Beta version will be up for grabs only by the Google Pixel owners.  

Here’s the complete list of the smartphone models that will feature the Android 11 upgrade:  

  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a
  • Google Pixel 3a XL
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 4 XL

Other than these, a lot of popular smartphone brands like Oppo, Realme, OnePlus, and Vivo, etc. have also announced that they shall be aligning the new Android with their devices and android app development services soon.  

Some of the specific models that shall run over Android 11 later in the same month being:  

  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8
  • iQOO 3
  • Realme X50 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Mi 10 Pro
  • Vivo Nex 3s
  • Poco F2 Pro
  • Oppo Find X2
  • Oppo Find X2 Pro

7 Impact of Android 11 on your Android Application Development 


1. Doubled-Up Privacy 


As per the new and upgraded user privacy, the usage statistics of all the applications will be stored in an encrypted form in Android 11.                 

This means that neither the system, nor the app can access that data unless coding is done which in turn will be dependent upon the real user who will have to grant the permission by unlocking their device or switching to their account on the device.  

So, unless your developer or android app development company knows how to work around his security flick, you might face trouble viewing the app usage statistics.  

2. App Exit Clarity 


App exists can occur for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it can be due to a system kill, memory issues, or even through an inflicted user action.   

Knowing the exact reason that triggered it though can prove to be beneficial in fixing the problem in its early stages.  

With Android 11 you get the option to request the details of app’s recent exits.   

This shall prove to be a turning point in all the new android app development projects.  

3. Restricted Permissions 


For the ones that do not like to be disturbed through constant nagging of app permissions, Android 11 has some good news.  

If a user denies an app permission more than twice, it would automatically imply that he/she doesn’t want to be disturbed again.   

This means that any marketing effort will require a more specific approach to draw user’s attention.  

The new android app development services will have to take care of this aspect in all the future development prospects.  

4. ADB Incremental for Android App Development 


Integration of large APK’s during development can slow the productivity and process of developers.  

Now, with the introduction of ADB incremental, Android 11 allows installation of large APK’s upto 10x times faster.  

For users, this means that updating their apps, or installation of new apps will cost them much less time.  

5. Wireless Debugging 


Escalating your productivity just a notch higher, is the wireless debugging using ADB (Android debug bridge) of Android 11.  

Now you can use as many USB connections you want and utilize the full speed of the Wi-Fi simultaneously.  

Android 11 uses the pairing code workflow with no need for wires or cables to hinder the performance by limiting the number of connections.  

6. Greater Support for MI Applications 


Bringing greater opportunities for the MI and neural network enthusiasts, Android 11 with its new API 1.3 will help run the MI apps run smoothly on all the compatible devices.  

From a user’s perspective, as well as a developers perspective, the situation is a win-win.                                                                                                                                                 

7. GWP-ASan Heap Analysis 


Android 11 utilizes a lot of tools to fortify memory safety .  

Running GWP-ASan – the allocation tool, in the platform binaries and system apps can detect heap memory errors with minimal impact on the performance.  

This way, the process of finding and fixing all the memory related issues can be fastened by any android app development company.  

What’s Next? 


Android 11’s speculated date of launch is said to be 8th September.   

So be ready to be amazed by all these powerful features which are sure to make your Android device experience much more smoother and refined.  

Till then, you can enjoy the Beta 3 program and get an early hands-on on all these android app development services if you have a compatible phone.     

For more information on the upcoming Android 11, stay tuned to Ads N Url blogs. 

Feel free to share your feedback or ask us questions regarding android app development in the comment section below.   

You can also chat about your android app development project with us.   

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