Google has not released monthly Android version distribution numbers since November of 2019. However, the company has been providing the stats to developers through Android Studio. According to the latest distribution numbers, the most popular Android version is not Android 11, with less than 25% of devices running on it. Instead, Android 10, released in September of 2019, takes the top spot with 26.5% of all Android devices running on this version. Android 11 follows in the distribution with 24.2% whereas Android 9 Pie stands at 18.2%.Read More
Old Android phones are more prone to malware and malicious ad tracking. Google has come up with a way to protect them. Google is said to be introducing a privacy protection feature to all the old Android phones. In Android 11, Google had already provided auto-resetting permissions. This feature stops an app from accessing storage, mic, cameras, and other sensitive features if the app has not been used by the user for months. Thus, with this feature, apps would not be able to collect data in the background unless you provide access if the app hasn’t been used for a certain period. This same feature will be brought for the old Android phones.Read More
The Android One program was selected for Nokia. This was because it was simple, easy to use and its OS updates were fast. Also, the regular security updates release was an important factor. However, that did not happen with the latest update and it did not go well with the users. There are only six Nokia phones that have received the Android 11 update. Many other devices are ready for the update but are waiting.Read More
An announcement was made by the team responsible for Paranoid Android ROM that they are thrilled to release “Ruby” based on Android 11, with alpha builds available for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. Read More
Before officially rolling out Android 11 to all Samsung devices, Samsung has just opened up a public beta of OneUI 3.0 with Android 11, following a developer preview last month. Android 11 is supposed to launch a few months later.
The OneUI 3.0 public beta is now available only for Galaxy S20 users in South Korea, Samsung’s home country, as reported by SamMobile. Later, Samsung will expand the Android 11 beta to other countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, China, and India. Read More
Google has announced the final beta update of its Android 11 operating system. In a blog post, Dave Burke, VP of engineering, Google stated, “As we put the finishing touches on the new platform, today we’re bringing you Beta 3, our last update in this year’s preview cycle. For developers, now is the time to make sure your apps are ready before we bring the official release to consumers.”
Google has confirmed to release the final version of Android to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and ecosystem in the third quarter of 2020. However, the official launch date of Android 11 has not been declared yet. According to the blog post, this update incorporates a release candidate build of Android 11 for Pixel devices and the Android Emulator. Read More
The upcoming Android 11 update will bring a host of new features to your smartphone, including a built-in screen recording option. The feature was introduced in Samsung and LG phones running Android 10, but it was quite buggy and ultimately removed. There are still few models running the feature but it’s hidden. You could give it a shot! Google is now back with the feature and there will finally be a way to get the option without downloading a third-party app, irrespective of the phone you are using as long as you are running Android 11. Here’s how to use the screen recorder in Android 11 when it arrives: Read More
Google released Android Beta 2 on Wednesday for Google Pixel. With its release, Google says that it has achieved Platform Stability, which means that between now and the final release, the operating system wouldn’t need any major changes. The APIs, app-facing surfaces and platform behaviors have been finalized. This is a call for developers to start testing and finalizing their app compatibility for Android 11 that will release in the third quarter. Ahead of the final launch, the company plans for a last beta release next month according to the official Android 11 timeline. Google briefly revealed in a presentation that the release could be on September 8th. Android 11 beta 2 gives special attention to app compatibility, hence the release is considerably from the developer’s perspective.
Here are the major features from Android 11 beta 1 and beta 2 release for the end users: Read More
The latest Android 11 Beta includes support for 62 new emojis, the number goes up to 117 emojis along with variations. Interestingly, this is the first official announcement made by Google in the context of the new upcoming operating system. The Consortium responsible for maintaining the global standard for emoji, had released the Unicode emoji 13.0 list earlier in the month of January. Read More
As per recent news, Google has launched its Android 11 Beta 1. Earlier, Google cancelled the web conference which was scheduled for last week due to the protest held in US with subject to George Floyd. However, the tech giant did launch 12 talks which was dated to release on YouTube today. As per sources, the company will be hosting 11 weeks of Android which will cover topics including machine learning, UI and jetpacks. Read More