Here comes the next Android iteration
While most phones have yet received Android 10, Google went ahead and released the Android 11 Developer Preview for the Pixel 4 series, Pixel 3/3A series, and Pixel 2 series. The Beta version is slated to release in May, though the Developer Preview gives us hints as to what’s new with Android 11.
For starters, Android 11 will have native API support for 5G networks—this is expected, as brands are preparing to launch their own flagship and mid-range 5G phones this year. Support for multiple screens like foldable displays will be native for Android 11. Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip gave us an idea of how this will work with Flex mode, and Android 11 aims to refine the said feature for a broader set of devices.
Chat bubbles will get an upgrade too, as the new API will add a floating chat bubble function, along with the ability to copy and paste images directly to replies. Screen recording—which was supposed to be a new feature for Android 10—makes its appearance on Android 11.