Android 11: 5 coolest new features

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 things. Let's take a look at the features you should discover in Android 11.

Integrated screen recording

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

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

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

Bubbles for conversations

If you use Facebook Messenger, you have probably noticed the "Chat Heads" feature which displays little bubbles on the people you are chatting with. These bubbles allow you to open or minimize a conversation while you are doing other things.

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

More authorization options

Fullerenes Android permissions 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 have to ask you again for your permission to access it.

Notification History

It's too easy to accidentally swipe a notification and not know what it's saying. Android 11 includes a menu ofnotification history practice to help avoid this problem. You'll need to turn it on before you start collecting all notifications, so you need to do this as soon as possible to avoid missing anything.

To activate 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

Until now, messaging notifications in Android didn't stand out much. You might have an important text message conversation mixed with a dozen irrelevant alerts. Under Android 11, the operating system makes it easy to keep track of your conversations.

The list of compatible Android smartphones

Google Pixel

Google requires, the smartphones of the American firm 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 updating, but according to the Korean brand, the following products will soon receive an update to 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 the 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