Android 11 Features, Eligible Devices List

Every year Google releases their new and upgraded version of Android. In 2020, Google released Android 11. This version of Android full of useful features and customization options. It is an updated version of Android 10. Now let’s find out the most exciting features of Android 11. I have also shared the list of smartphones getting Android 11 Update at the end of this article.

Android 11 Release date

September 8, 2020 is the release date of Android 11. This was rolled out in the following stages:

Android 11 buildsRelease dates
Developer Preview 119 February, 2020
Developer Preview 218 March, 2020
Developer Preview 323 April, 2020
Developer Preview 46 May, 2020
Beta 1June 2020
Beta 2July 2020
Beta 4August 2020
Final buildSeptember 8, 2020
Android 11 Features, Eligible Devices List
Android 11 Features, Eligible Devices List

Now its time to look at some exciting Android 11 features. So with talking anymore, let’s get straight to the Android 11 features.

1. Message Bubbles

The first exciting feature of Android 11 is message bubbles. This is a lot like Facebook Messenger’s bubbles feature.

So there is a dedicated conversation section. When you get a text or an email, these notifications will be grouped under this conversations section in the notification shape. I like is the ability to paste images in replies in the notification shade.

So basically with bubbles you will be able to get chat head support in apps like Google messages or basically any other messaging app that chooses to support this right now.

You can just go to an app’s notification settings and enable the bubbles option after which the apps notification will show up in a chat head. I’m hoping, apps like telegram and third-party SMS apps support this feature.

2. Scheduled Dark Theme

Android 11 will come with built-in option of scheduled dark theme. Means you can now schedule the dark mode to automatically turn on at sunset and turn off at sunrise. There’s even the option to set custom timings for this.

So yeah, you no longer need a third party after scheduled dark mode or stock Android. This feature is already available in iPhone’s and now android is also adopting this feature.

3. Security Features

This version isn’t Android is making things more stricter. So when an app prompts for the location permission on an Android 11 smartphone, it will grant location permission, when you are using that app and if you close that application, then that app will be unable to get location access. Apps that need access to location in the background will have to get google’s approval to get on the Play Store.

Not just the location permission, there’s even more limitations, you will be able to give apps temporary permission to your camera and microphone which I think is the right step. The 11th version of Android will block the apps that keep asking the same permissions again and again, and if you deny it twice or more.

4. Screen Recorder

This feature is already available in the custom UI skins, but this was missing in the stock android. But with this new Android update, you will get built-in option of screen recoding. In some apps you had to download third party apps to record your screen but if you have Android 11 update, you can use this feature without using a third party app.

There’s a toggle to enable screen recorder in the quick settings page and once you enable screen recording, it will start recording your screen agter 3 seconds.

5. Share Menu Pinning

Share Menu Pinning is an option for better user experience. For example, if you want to share a YouTube video on WhatsApp and to do this, you will click on share option. But sometimes the WhatsApp icon is way to down and with this share menu pinning option, you can pin the share menu. Means you can pin apps in a particular order on that menu.

6. Resigned Notifications

Now you can redesign the notifications on Android 11. Sometimes many notifications come at the same time and you are unable to find any important messages. In this new update, you can group apps on the basis of that app types. Means all messages apps like WhatsApp, telegram will remain in one group, gaming apps will remain in second group and email apps will remain in third group.

This feature will help you to remove clutter from your smartphone. This feature will also improve the ability of smart reply.

7. Recent App Screen

To implement this feature, there will be some minor UI changes like the thumbnail of recent apps will get bigger, you will get applications for quick use. The most highlighting option of this feature is undo option. For example: if you remove the app from recent app screen by mistake, you can bring it back by clicking on undo option.

8. Back Gestures Sensitivity

Back gesture is a feature by which you can swipe between apps by swiping left or right. This feature is already available in previous android versions. The the thing that was wrong with this feature is its sensitivity. Means sometimes, if you swipe left or right to use some inbuilt app feature, you are accidentally moved to next app but in Android 11 you can adjust the sensitivity to switch apps.

9. Screenshot

This feature is something like like IOS’s screenshot menu. If you take a screenshot on an Android 11 smartphone, you will get a quick menu option. You can edit, crop or adjust the size of screenshot. Another cool feature that is not confirmed is the ability to capture a long screen. This feature is already available in OneUI, in fact the majority features of this newer Android version is already available in Samsung’s OneUI.

10. Mute Notifications during recording

Imagine you are recording an awesome video of your surrounding or capturing a memorable family photo and suddenly a notification pops up, this is very very annoying. But not anymore, Android 11 gives you the option to mute all the notifications during video recording.

11. Other Minor Upgrades

Now apart from these features there are a lot of other minor changes here and they are the option to pin apps to the top in the share sheet. There’s an option in the developer options page to show the screen refresh rate all the time, if you are turning it on, it shows the refresh rate which fluctuates between 60 and 120.

Android 11 will implement the music player in quick settings like iOS Control Center. Apart from that, Android 11 can be updated individually for better support for curved, waterfall displays, displays with punch holes and foldables. A lot of other under-the-hood changes will also be implemented for better 5G support.

Conclusion: This android version is a major update which is equipped with some exciting features. Apart from this there are some other features that are not confirmed but as Android 11 will launch, I will update this list.

List of Samsung smartphones getting Android 11 Update

Here is the list of supported Android 11 smartphone. This is a very long list, thus it is very difficult for you to find the name of your device but I have a useful tip by which you can find your device’s name. If you are using Google Chrome browser, then,

  1. Click on the three dots in the top right corner
  2. Click on Find in Page.
  3. Enter the name of your device (example: Galaxy S20)

This list also includes the list of unsupported devices so check the headings after finding your device’s name.

List of OnePlus smartphones getting Android 11 Update

List of Xiaomi smartphones getting Android 11 Update

  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition
  • Redmi 10X 5G
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 9S
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Redmi K20 Pro Premium
  • Redmi K30
  • Redmi K30 Pro
  • Redmi K30 Pro Zoom
  • Redmi K30i (Upcoming)
  • Redmi K30 5G Racing
  • Xiaomi Mi A3
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9e
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Xiaomi Black Shark 3
  • Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
  • Poco X2
  • Poco F2 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 9
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer/Transparent Edition
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi MIX 3
  • Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G
  • Other latest smartphones

List of Oppo smartphones getting Android 11 Update

  • Oppo Ace2
  • OPPO Find X2
  • Oppo Find X2 Pro
  • Oppo Find X Series
  • Oppo F11
  • Oppo F11 Pro
  • Oppo F15
  • Oppo Reno3 Pro (5G)
  • Oppo Reno3 (5G)
  • Oppo Reno3 Youth
  • Oppo Reno2
  • Oppo Reno2 F
  • Oppo Reno2 Z
  • Oppo Reno
  • Oppo Reno 5G
  • Oppo Reno Ace
  • Oppo Reno 10x zoom
  • Oppo Reno Z
  • Oppo Reno A
  • OPPO A11
  • Oppo A9 (2020)
  • Oppo A91
  • Oppo A9 (2019)
  • Oppo A9x
  • Oppo A5 (2020)
  • Oppo R17
  • Oppo RX17 Neo
  • Oppo RX17 Pro
  • Oppo R15
  • Oppo R15 Pro

List of Vivo smartphones getting Android 11 Update

  • iQOO 3 5G
  • iQOO Z1 5G
  • Vivo V19
  • Vivo V19 (Indonesia)
  • Vivo Y30
  • Vivo Y50
  • Vivo NEX 3S 5G
  • Vivo iQOO Neo3 5G
  • Vivo Z6 5G
  • Vivo S6 5G
  • Vivo G1 5G
  • Vivo iQOO Pro (5G)
  • Vivo iQOO
  • Vivo iQOO Neo
  • Vivo iQOO Neo 855 Racing
  • Vivo iQOO Neo 855
  • Vivo NEX Dual Display
  • Vivo NEX 3 (5G)
  • Other latest smartphones

List of Realme smartphones getting Android 11 Update

  • Realme 6 Pro
  • Realme 6
  • Realme 6i
  • Realme X50 Pro 5G
  • Realme X50 5G
  • Realme X50m 5G
  • Realme C3
  • Realme 3 Pro
  • Realme 5 Pro
  • Realme X
  • Realme XT
  • Realme X2
  • Realme X2 Pro
  • Realme Narzo 10
  • Realme Narzo 10A
  • Other latest smartphones

List of Huawei smartphones getting Android 11 Update

  • Huawei Mate 30
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche design
  • Huawei Enjoy 10
  • Huawei Enjoy 10s
  • Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 X
  • Huawei Mate 20 Porsche RS
  • Huawei P40 Lite
  • Huawei P40 (Upcoming)
  • Huawei P40 Pro (Upcoming)
  • Huawei MatePad
  • Huawei MediaPad M6
  • Huawei Mate X
  • Huawei Nova 6/ 6 SE/ 6 5G
  • Huawei Nova 5/ 5 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 5T/ 5Z
  • Huawei Nova 5i/5i Pro
  • Huawei Nova 7i

List of Asus smartphones getting Android 11 Update

  • Asus 6z (Zenfone 6)
  • Asus ROG Phone 2
  • Asus ROG Phone 3
  • Asus ROG Phone 5
  • Other news smartphones of Asus

List of Nokia smartphones getting Android 11 Update

  • Nokia 5.3
  • Nokia 1.3
  • Nokia 8.3 5G
  • Nokia 2.2
  • Nokia 2.3
  • Nokia 4.2
  • Nokia 3.2
  • Nokia 3.1 A (AT&T)
  • Nokia 3.1 C (Cricket)
  • Nokia 6.2
  • Nokia 7.2
  • Nokia 8.1
  • Nokia 9 PureView

List of Motorola smartphones getting Android 11 Update

  • Motorola One Action
  • Motorola One Vision
  • Motorola One Macro
  • Motorola One Hyper
  • Motorola One Zoom
  • Moto G8 Power
  • Moto G8 Power Lite
  • Moto G Stylus
  • Moto G Power
  • Moto Razr (2019)
  • Moto G8 PlusMoto E6s (2020)

Ineligible Motorola smartphones

  • Moto E5
  • Moto E5 Play
  • Moto E5 Play Go
  • Moto E5 Cruise
  • Moto E5 Plus
  • Moto G8 Play
  • Moto G7
  • Moto G7 Play
  • Moto G7 Plus
  • Moto G6 Play
  • Moto G7 Power
  • Moto G6
  • Moto G6 Plus
  • Moto E6
  • Moto E6 Play
  • Moto E6 Plus
  • Moto Z3
  • Moto Z3 Play
  • Moto Z4
  • Moto X4
  • Motorola P30
  • Motorola One (P30 Play)
  • Motorola One Power (P30 Note)

List of LG smartphones getting Android 11 Update

  • LG V60 ThinQ 5G
  • LG V50 ThinQ
  • LG V50S ThinQ 5G
  • LG G8 ThinQ
  • LG G8S ThinQ
  • LG G8X ThinQ
  • Other new LG smartphones

Ineligible LG smartphones

  • LG W10
  • LG W30
  • LG W30 Pro
  • LG K20
  • LG K30
  • LG K40
  • LG K40S
  • LG K41S
  • LG K50
  • LG K50S
  • LG K51S
  • LG K61
  • LG Q60
  • LG Q70
  • LG Q9

Now I have a question for you. What is your favorite feature of Android 11? Let me know in the comments.

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