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The most important Android 11 features so far

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We only have an Android 11 Developer Preview so far, but we can still make a list of the most notable new features in that preview. Check it out here!
The very first Android 11 Developer Preview landed earlier today. This is our first look at the next version of Android, which won’t land in a stable form until the third quarter of the year.

The Developer Preview landing this early is pretty notable as most DPs usually land in March. The reasoning behind this move likely has to do with just how developer-focused Android 11 is at the moment. Most of the changes within the system are not user-facing but could have a dramatic impact on existing and upcoming Android apps.

As such, installing Android 11 on your own phone right now might not be too worth it. There will be a lot of bugs and most of the new features you won’t even see. Though, there are a few new user-facing features like a native screen recorder, chat bubbles, and more.
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Android 11 Developer Preview 1: Top new features [Video]

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The next big installment in our favorite smartphone operating system is coming and we have been delving into “Android 11 Developer Preview 1” to figure out what might be the top new features of the eleventh OS iteration.

As we saw with the first wave of Android 10 — formerly Q — builds last year, there are some notable and highly requested features being added right off the bat, with preparation already in place for a flurry of upcoming features in potential future builds.

Not all of the new software additions will work with every Pixel phone out there. And because of dropped support, the OG Pixel is unable to even install the latest developer preview. Despite some things that might not be fully compatible with all models, we’ve still done a deep dive into the preview to give you an indication of some of the very best new features that come as part of Android 11.

Naturally, some of you might be eager to download this first taste of Android 11 and enjoy some new features. We definitel…

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