Here Are the Phones Compatible with Android 11 Beta 1

It also focuses on three key areas: People, Controls, and Privacy.

Despite canning its event scheduled for June 3, Google has still pushed out the first beta to Pixel smartphone owners to test the features.

Google has released much-anticipated Android 11 in Beta that offers Google Meet to everyone and several new ways to not only connect better with people but also securely control devices and media. However, notifications will still appear in "Conversations" for when you want to go back to it.

The Android 11 Beta is live and available to download as of today, revealing refreshed conversation tools, improved notification menu and several more upgrades over the Android 10 operating system now found in a number of new and flagship smartphones.

For those asking why this feature wasn't just available to all messaging apps with Android 11, it's because developers have to enable it.

Android's next release is created to build "upon earlier versions of Android, adding features and updates to keep users secure and increase transparency and control".

Android 11 Beta is live: What's new and how to download it now

While stats from StatCounter in May 2020 show less than 20 per cent of devices worldwide have adopted Android 10, it's already time to make way for the latest version. It allows you to use other apps or browse the web while a little bubble-shaped pop up gives you the option to bring up an overlay screen so you can quickly respond to messages. This means that we do not know the exact time that the update will arrive for these devices. "Now download the Android 11 Beta for access to some of the latest Android features, and get your apps ready for the upcoming update".

Long Press Notifications: You will also be able to assign chats certain levels of priority, which is good if you're not a fan of the Bubbles functionality. Google is also rolling out independent resolution control, allowing you to manually set your Stadia resolution output on each device you play. The media control card will let users switch the device on while the audio or video content is playing on. Unlike Android 10 first beta, you can install the new build on only a handful of devices. Make sure you're logged into your Google account so it can detect whether you have a compatible device.

"Android 11 discourages requests for permissions that users have chosen to deny", Google adds.

Google said that Android 11 has even more granular controls for the most sensitive permissions.

The next time the app needs access to these sensors, it will have to ask you for permission again.

There are a range of other updates such as improvements to Voice Access and sharing between devices, however, these differences will only be noticeable when the final version is released.