Android 11 Beta 2 is available to install on Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL. Keep In mind that these builds are not fully stable but the next beta will mainly focus on stability and finalizing the features that will be available in the Android 11 Official release.
Now, Let discuss some of the features and tweaks added to these beta releases:
- Nearby Sharing (Beta 2)
- Music History (Beta 2)
- Picture In Picture Mode (Beta 1 & Beta 2)
- Screen Recorder Improvements (Beta 1 & Beta 2)
- New Media controls (Beta 1)
- Recents Improved (Beta 1)
It is a feature like Apple Air Drop. This feature allows your share media with Bluetooth and wifi signals
In Android Beta 2, You can now see last played music from the notification area which helps you to relisten previously played tracks
This feature was added in the previous version of Android. But, In Beta 1 Picture in picture mode can now be resized little bigger and in Beta 2, This is a little bit improved.
In Android Beta 1, You can now record screen touches with screen recording And In Beta 2, Recorder can also record audio from external source like mic.
In Android 11 Beta 1, media controls for music is moved from notification area to quick tiles which helps the user to see only important notifications under the notification bar. It also shows the playback device or output device which is running right now like Phone speaker or Bluetooth speaker.
In Android Beta 1, Recents section comes with a new “Select” option. Using this option, you can now select text from any app from recents view directly than copy and paste it to other app.
- Notifications (Beta 2)
- Screen Recorder (Beta 2)
- Added ripple effect (Beta 2)
- Wallpapers App (Beta 1 & Beta 2)
- Power menu (Beta 1 & Beta 2)
- Home Screen Suggestions (Beta 1)
- Bubbles (Beta 1)
- Dark Mode (Beta 1)
Android 11 Beta 2, Notifications are categorised to 3 categories: Conversations, Alerting, Silent Notifications. You can now also set priority notifications for an app in its settings
New Screen Recorder Icon is added in Android 11.
A Ripple effect is added on media control in Quick Settings (Android 11 Beta 2)
In Android 11 Beta 1, Clock Customisations were added to the wallpapers app which was a great but it is removed in the Beta 2.
In Android 11 Beta 1, new redesigned power menu is added along with Google devices controls like Google Nest. We might see a support for other devices from other companies too.
In Beta 2, A new lock option is added in the settings that combines Power Off And Restart under one button ” Power ” and new button lock down is added
Android 11 Beta 1, Allows you to add app suggestions on home screen that were earlier only available in app drawer
In Android Beta 1, You can Enable Bubbles for conversation type app in it’s app info.
In the new update of Android 11 Beta 1, Dark Mode functionality is little bit improved and add some new elements to Dark Mode UI.