Android 11: 5 coolest new things

Android 11
Android 11

Last updated: July 6, 2022

Google officially released the stable version ofAndroid 11, available first for some devices, such as Pixel phones.

As usual, the latest update brings a bunch of new features. Let's take a look at the features you should discover in Android 11.

Built-in screen recording

As on iOS, you can now record your smartphone screen Android.

With Android 11, you will no longer need a third-party application for screen recordingsbecause it is natively available.

This new function, integrated into Android 11, is activated from the notifications pane, within the quick settings panel.

Bubbles for conversations

If you use Facebook Messenger, you've probably noticed the "Chat Heads" feature which displays small bubbles about the people you're chatting with. These bubbles allow you to open or minimize a conversation while you're doing something else.

Public chat Android 11, conversation bubbles can now be used with all your chat apps.

More permission options

The authorizations Android are important because they allow you to control which apps you can access on your phone. Android 11 offers more options so that you don’t give anything unnecessarily.

For example, you can allow an application to use the "Only this time" location at the time you use it.

Once it is no longer open, the application will need to ask for your permission again to access it.

Notification History

It's too easy to accidentally swipe up a notification and not know what it says. Android 11 includes a menunotification history handy to help avoid this problem. You'll need to enable it before you start collecting all notifications, so you should do it as soon as possible to avoid missing anything.

To enable it, go to Settings> Apps & notifications> Notifications> Notification history and activate Use notification history . This will list all notifications from the past 24 hours, including the ones you dismissed.

 Separate message notifications

So far, mail notifications in Android did not stand out much. You could have one important text conversation mixed with a dozen unimportant alerts. Below Android 11, the operating system makes it easier to track your conversations.

The list of smartphones Android Compatible

Google Pixel

Google obliges, the American firm's smartphones are the first to receive the update to Android 11.

  • Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
  • Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL
  • Pixel 3rd / Pixel 3rd XL
  • Pixel 4 / Pixel 4 XL
  • Pixel 4a


Samsung is not known for its speed in terms of updates, but according to the Korean brand, the following products will soon receive an update around Android 11.

  • Galaxy S20 / Galaxy S20 + / Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S10 / Galaxy S10 + / Galaxy S10e / Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note 20 / Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 10+ / Galaxy Note 10 / Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy Fold / Galaxy Z Flip / Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy A51 / Galaxy A71 / Galaxy A90
  • Galaxy Tab S7 + / Galaxy Tab S7 / Galaxy Tab S6 / Galaxy Tab S6 Lite


It is already possible to download OxygenOS 11 in beta, the Chinese manufacturer's overlay based on Android 11, on the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8. The other models mentioned below will receive it later.

  • OnePlus 8 Pro / OnePlus 8
  • OnePlus North
  • OnePlus 7T / OnePlus 7T Pro / OnePlus 7 / OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 6T / OnePlus 6