Tech Wrap: Android 11 beta, Mi notebook launch, more

Tech Wrap: Android 11 beta, Mi notebook launch, more

The initial beta does not have all of the features of Android 11, but there are nonetheless plenty of interesting functionalities to explore.

Open up Digital camera by Mark Harman truly supports recording films with no the 4GB video cap on Android 11. Rather, it makes some tweaks.

This feature works just like the bubble chat feature in Facebook messenger. Users can access it by selecting "Try touch gamepad" after launching a game.

Google has gone even further than that, allowing you to prioritize conversations within the Conversations notifications tab seen above. That way, messages from the people who matter most to you will always appear at the top of the list once you mark them as priorities. You can also put that chat back into the bubbly to keep the chat going on.

Update: June 11, 2020 (5:01AM ET): We have added extra facts about Android 11's improved Voice Access capabilities.

Other features include customising the apps impacted by Do Not Disturb and the introduction of Native Screen Recording. A long press on the power button brings up controls for your smart home devices. But you would have to free up your iOS device to run Priority.

Media controls have also been moved to a Quick Settings area above notifications. Follow @miuirom and stay tuned for more info!

Stadia touch controlls layout
Stadia touch controlls layout

They have added that the build of Android 11 being released, "is best suited for developers and other advanced users, as it is still in an early stage of development".

Here's what you need to know about the beta build. This way, an operating system that can recognize and prioritize the most important people in your life can be created.

With the release of a beta version, Google has revealed a little more of what to expect from Android 11, which is due to roll out this fall.

The Android Beta Program is live now for early adopters and they can easily install it through an Over-the-air update.

While you might get a notification when the OS is ready to install, you can also check manually.

Manu Kumar Jain did not say when exactly will Android 11 Beta come to the Xiaomi Mi 10 series, but he did say "soon".

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