5 Useful Features Coming In Android 11: Developer Preview 3 Edition

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Android 11 developer preview 3 was launched earlier this week as the latest and potentially the final Android developer preview. Google will most likely launch beta releases beginning next month.

For all compatible Pixel devices, the preview of Android 11 (DP3) is available and if you had developer preview 2, you’d presumably get an over-the-air (OTA) update notification for DP3.

As expected, technology forums and bloggers search the DP3 in order to discover all of the great new features this edition provides so we can expect that Android 11 will be publicly released later this year.

Before going on, it’s important to remember that any of the following features may not end up in the stable Android 11 version. Unlike most, Google, before choosing what makes the best sense to include in the final edition, plays with apps.

There are five new features, worth mentioning, which come with Android 11 or at least are part of Android 11’s preview 3, which are useful and interesting. The features listed here are interface updates, you can check our release report on Android 11 developer preview 3 if you are interested in any improvements that could be made by a developer.

Larger Previews In Recent Apps

Google introduced bigger samples to Android 11 DP3’s latest device page, according to XDA developers. As can be seen in the following screenshots, the new display style is somewhat similar to the previous views in Android 11, but the display scale is much bigger.

In fact, Google added two new screenshots and sharing shortcuts. The sharing button takes the screenshot and opens up the update tab for accelerated messaging as the user appears on the new camera page.

New Screenshot Pop-Up

Google has now changed the pop-up when you take a screenshot, which is now much smaller and almost the same as on iOS devices. Installation 3 displays a smaller preview of the screenshot at the bottom left of the panel instead of a large pop-up at the top of the screen. It comes with options for denying, posting, and modifying the notification screenshot.

Improved App Permissions

In the latest releases of Android Google has continuously sought to correct device permissions and the research continues on Android 11 too. In Android 11 developer preview 3, the company also introduced a new option to disable an application’s authorization if the device is not used for a few months. This would allow naive users to steal their data from a malicious program.

Ethernet Tethering

In the context of Ethernet tethering, Android 11 DP3 also introduces a new feature in the hotspot or tethering menu. This would essentially make it possible to connect a USB to Ethernet adapter to your Android handsets and then connect the Internet from your phone to that adaptor and your device. It is a niche application, which is definitely helpful when accessing the Internet on a laptop without Wi-Fi access.

Ability To Dismiss Persistent Notifications

Google’s option to deny continuous alerts in DP3 is also enabled according to the Android Authority. Although Android users will deny most Android 10 alerts, constant reminders that display notifications in the background often can not be refused

Google enables users to uninstall those in DP3, and deleted alerts are stored in the History tab, which originated in DP2 and is only included. Users will press on the list to display the updates that have been denied.

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