Google right now announced the 2nd developer preview of Android 11. Like the initially preview, this one, much too, is only meant for developers and isn’t out there as an more than the air update. As an alternative, builders have to manually download and flash their supported equipment, which are at present constrained to the Pixel 2, 3, 3a or 4.
Unsurprisingly, this next release does not element any groundbreaking new attributes and primarily carries on the function carried out with Preview 1. For the most section, these are new APIs and other developer capabilities. You can assume to listen to far more about person-going through updates in some of the upcoming releases.
“It’s nonetheless an early develop, but you can get started to see how the OS is enabling new encounters in this launch, from seamless 5G connectivity to wrapping your UI all around the latest screens, to a smarter keyboard and a lot quicker messaging knowledge,” writes Dave Burke, Google’s VP of Engineering, in today’s announcement.
New functions in the next preview contain a 5G condition API to see if a person is currently on a 5G network, so that developers can then activate ordeals that necessitate a 5G community, for case in point. There is also now far better assist for foldable products with a new API that can read info from a hinge angle sensor so that apps can, as the title indicates, adapt to the angle of the hinge. There are also new APIs for screening robocalls and assistance for variable refresh costs and more. For builders who use neural networks in their applications, Android 11 will include things like a new “hard swish-op” operate that will allow more quickly and much more exact training for on-machine designs.
While most of these updates target on builders, one particular aspect consumers will likely notice is ‘resume on boot.’ When an Android 11 unit reboots after an overnight more than-the-air update, it can now instantly obtain Credential Encrypted storage and get started getting messages ideal absent. In existing versions, the phone would mainly lie dormant until you logged in with your credentials.