Google is practicing a rather unusual approach to updating Android. It is not even about the fact that the company prefers to first develop security patches for the next few months, to gradually release them, creating the illusion of real support and that she sees the sense to first release a new version of Android, and only then present it to the public. For this reason, beta versions of the updates usually come out in February, and the official presentation takes place in may. This year is obviously no exception to the rule.
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Google will hold a conference Google I/O 2020, which usually presents a new version of Android, in the period from 12 to 14 may. The event is traditionally held near the company campus in mountain view and, in addition to Android 11, obviously, it will be presented with a number of other new products. Most likely, Google will show a new Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL, which will replace the available Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, talk about innovations, branded applications, and perhaps even launch some new service.
It will be launching at Google I/O 2020
Cosmos aligned. We’ll be back at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View for this year’s #GoogleIO on May 12-14! pic.twitter.com/3bZqriaoi1
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) January 24, 2020
The main event Google I/O 2020 will certainly be, Android 11. Despite the fact that last year, Google abandoned the use of letters in the names of the new versions of the operating system, the company prefers to call it R Android update. In any case, this confirms a leak from Geekbench benchmark, where he was noticed Pixel 4 that runs on the Android R. it’s possible that Google uses a letter designation just for internal use, the release version will have only the serial number – view.
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Before the release of the first beta version of Android 11, probably, remains not less than a month, but we already know what to expect from the updates. According to some reports, Google is planning to add a new version of the OS Scoped Storage mechanism, which creates memory cells for isolated applications, so they can only function within their limits and not to encroach on another installed on the device software. This will protect user data, preventing the interference of some programs in the work of others.
What’s new in Android 11
In addition, Google hopes to improve night themes, teaching her to turn on and off automatically depending on the position of the sun. If the sun and the street was dark, night theme enabled, and if the sun rose and lit up all around – night theme will be disabled. At first glance it may seem that there is nothing particularly remarkable about this mechanism, but the fact that Google will have to teach Android to take into account the astronomical motion of the earth around the sun and to compare this information with the current location of the user.
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Perhaps there will be other innovations, but their appearance is not yet officially confirmed. This can be the function of creating scrolls screenshots, standard tool screen recording, the possibility of digitization of documents and their safe storage as well as extension settings for gesture control. Last innovation, in spite of seeming insignificance, should be extremely useful because it will allow you to configure gestures so that with their help it was really easy to control the interface of the OS.