Android 11 Overview Updated March 19, 2020

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Android 11 Stories March 19

Yesterday’s reveal of Android 11’s second developer preview showed off a bunch of new changes, including progress on the native screen recorder. Now, we’re getting new details that hint that Android’s new built-in screen recorder may soon be able to capture internal audio.

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Android 11 Stories March 18

If you are not content with the most recent Android 11 Developer Preview build on your Google Pixel, it’s probably music to your ears knowing that you can downgrade your OS to a stable Android 10 build if you encounter any major problems.

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The Android 11 Developer Preview, as the name implies, is primarily intended to be an early preview of Android 11’s changes so developers can make their apps compatible long before it launches. However, sometimes upcoming Pixel-exclusive features leak through, as is the case with “Columbus” which lets you do things like invoking the Google Assistant with a double-tap on the back.

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Android 11 DP2: ‘Silent’ notifications can now be hidden in status bar

It wouldn’t be an early Android build without notification tweaks, would it? In the second developer preview of Android 11, Google is introducing a new option to hide notifications marked as “silent.”

Have you ever swiped away a notification on Android by mistake? It can be frustrating! Luckily, there’s a new feature coming in Android 11 that’s live now in the second developer preview called “Notification history” which should solve this problem.

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Display cutouts are the lay of the land in 2020 and to help developers out with all of the new designs, Google is adding a new option to Android 11’s developer options to simulate punch hole cutouts and waterfall displays.

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