While most of the new features are a step up from Android 11's predecessor, there's a larger question around how these may lead to different versions of the operating system - more diversity.
This new feature from Google for Android users is essentially the core functioning of Truecaller as that app also helps in identifying unknown callers. This feature is based on the apps you've been using most often, and it's similar to the row that already appears in the app drawer, only now it's available on the home screen as well. If you're lucky, you'll see a brand-new update that will take your device all the way to Android 11 (though you might have to tap on the "check for update" option first).
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According to Google, almost all Pixel phones will pick up additional features, including organizing and managing phones.
Another tool is created to help users manage multiple messaging apps, such as Facebook Messenger, Android Messages, Twitter, WhatsApp, Slack and Telegram. Android 11 implements a dedicated space for messaging apps in the pull-down notifications section - a section you can prioritise. Instead, you'll have to look around to see which app has the dot on it - or swipe from the top corner to see all your notifications.
Dark mode (or dark theme as Android calls it) gets a small tweak in Android 11. It didn't really make sense since media controls are notifications, so with Android 11, Google has moved it to a place which makes more sense - Quick Settings. Within that time, given Google's new goal of rolling out Android updates more regularly, expect other OEMs and more phones to get the Android 11 update sooner than usual as well. You can now grant apps one-time permissions to things like your microphone, camera, and location, meaning the apps will have to ask you for access the next time it wants to use one of those features.
To stop unnecessary data collection, Android will also "auto-reset" permissions for any unused apps and notify you accordingly. Simply long-press the power button to bring up device controls where you can access and control the connected devices. Look for the update to hit Pixels today and other eligible phones later this week. There are also tools to optimize the app's interface for phones built with a hole-punch display.