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OxygenOS 11 (Android 11): Everything you need to know!

OxygenOS 11 brings a radical new visual layout and dozens of features. OnePlus made the switch to Android 11 last year with OxygenOS 11, introducing a new visual design and a slew of exciting new features. While OnePlus was content to offer a UI that mimicked vanilla Android in the past, that has changed with OxygenOS 11. There are distinct styling elements here, and the interface resembles Samsung's One UI quite a bit. In terms of features, we finally get Always-on Display. Although OnePlus phones have used AMOLED panels from the beginning, the company didn't offer an AOD mode — until now. There's also a simplified settings page, new system font with better readability, more customization options, new themes for Zen Mode, and a whole lot more. OxygenOS 11 is installed out of the box on the OnePlus 8T and the OnePlus 9 series, and the update has made its way to all of OnePlus' 2020 and 2019 phones, including the OnePlus 8 series, OnePlus 7 and 7T series, an

Ready for Android 11? Here's when your phone will get the latest update!

Android 11 is coming to more and more phones every day. The stable version of Android 11 was released a few months ago, and while it isn't the most revolutionary update we've ever seen, there are plenty of reasons to get excited about it. Whether you're looking forward to the new conversation notifications, chat bubbles for messaging apps, or the upgraded permission handling, it may be a while before you can actually start messing around with all of these software goodies. The update is available for the Pixels and select OnePlus phones, while the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 lineups have also received their One UI 3.0 update , which is based on Android 11. We've rounded up all of the current info to help give you a better idea of when Android 11 will arrive on your device. The timelines change based on manufacturer and region, but the list below should give you a broad overview of when to expect the Android 11 update on your phone. Jump to: Google Pixel Samsung One

Android 11 review: Conversation starter

With meaningful new features around messaging, privacy, and connected devices, Android 11 is the update we needed in 2020. The more things change, the more they stay the same. That adage is particularly true with the pandemic, and we've all had to come up with ways to restore some modicum of normalcy while we're stuck at home for the foreseeable future. I've discovered the joys of cooking. With takeout not an option, my wife and I had to learn how to make our favorite dishes at home. We tried making pizzas from scratch and eating them while watching Formula 1. It felt like things were back to normal. It's important to find these pockets of normalcy, the way things used to be in the Before Times. That's my key takeaway with Android 11 — there are many new features here, but Android 11 feels immediately familiar at its core. Google didn't make too many surface-level visual changes that stand out, so the overall experience of using Android 11 is on par with An

Android 11: Everything you need to know!

Android 11 brings much-needed privacy and security features alongside exciting UI changes. Android 11 continues to push Google's vision of Android forward. With Android 11, Google is making a few tweaks to refine the platform instead of making wholesale changes. Privacy is a big focus with Android 11, with Google introducing one-time permissions and granular control over what sort of data you share. There are new features to get excited about as well — the power button menu picked up a massive overhaul, the Conversations view does a great job highlighting your messages, and there are little tweaks throughout the interface that give it an added polish. Android 11 is powering the best Android phones of 2021 , and manufacturers are doing a better job rolling out the update to their 2020 phones. So here's everything you need to know about all the new features in Android 11, and when your phone will receive the update. We also highlight what's on the horizon with Android 1