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Android 11 was released in 2020. There’s an excellent new system to control smart home devices, updates to how Android handles notifications, tweaks in the overall user interface, and more. Here’s everything you’ll need to dig in.

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What’s the deal with the Astro Slide 5G hybrid phone?

Planet Computers is reviving phones with physical keyboards with the laptop/smartphone hybrid Astro Slide 5G, which was delayed, but is due out soon.
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Nvidia Shield updates all models to Android 11

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Microsoft Surface Duo reportedly getting Android 12L despite missing Android 11

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Chromebooks are officially moving to Android 11. Here’s why that matters

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Android 11 update: Here’s when your phone is getting new software

How to use gesture navigation in Android 11, or how to turn it off

How to use Do Not Disturb mode in Android

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Big Moto Edge Plus software update adds Android 11 and mobile desktop feature

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Android 11 hits Samsung devices; here’s how to download Android 11

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Android 11 is now rolling out to some Samsung Galaxy phones, if you’re lucky

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5 reasons to use Android 11’s quick access smart home controls

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Here’s when (and if) your Nokia phone will get Android 11

Oppo brings Android 11 goodness to its latest version of ColorOS

Oppo has announced ColorOS 11, the latest version of its smartphone user interface, and one of the first to be built over Google's Android 11 operating system.
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Google launches Android 11, and it’s coming to more than just Pixel phones

Google has launched Android 11, and it's available to select Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme phones. That's a much wider launch than in previous years.
Google Assistant 2.0 on the Pixel 4.

Android 11: Everything you need to know

It won't be dessert-themed, but Android 11 will still be sweet. Here's what we know about Google’s next mobile phone OS.
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Apple and Google reveal new emojis coming later this year

For World Emoji Day, Apple and Google have released first looks of the new emojis available this fall. The update will include new memoji mask customization.
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Android 11 beta 2 focuses on improving media controls

Android 11 beta 2 is available now for download, and includes new media controls, improved shortcuts, better bubbles, and more subtle changes.
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Android 11 hands-on review: Not a revolution, but a definite improvement

The Android 11 public beta has finally arrived, bringing a revamped notification system, new multitasking, and more. We took a look at Android 11 firsthand.
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Android 11 beta’s smart home controls are a fresh start, but need to stay simple

Google Assistant can be useful, but sometimes it fails to listen to commands. A quick-access menu for the smart home will be a great feature for Android 11.
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The Android 11 beta is out! Here are all the best features

Android 11 beta is now available, and some of the best features are a built-in screen recorder, one-time permissions, customizable Do Not Disturb, and more.
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Google pushes back Android 11 beta release amid U.S. social unrest

Google has indefinitely postponed the virtual event for the Android 11 beta launch on June 3, amid the social unrest that has spread across the United States.

The Pixel 4a may be released on June 5, right after Android 11 is revealed

A leak shows the anticipated Google Pixel 4a may be released on June 5. The date fits in with Android 11's reveal, set to take place online on June 3.
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Android 11 public beta will debut during livestream, Google says

The announcement will take place on June 3 via YouTube beginning at 8 a.m. PT. The event will include a Q&A where people can tweet their Android 11 questions.
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Skip the screen: Android 11 has a secret way to get stuff done

Android 11 comes with a hidden gesture code-named ‘Columbus’ that allows users to perform actions by simply double-tapping the back of a Google Pixel.
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Google’s first Android 11 developer preview brings permissions tweaks and more

Google launched the first developer preview of Android 11 a little earlier than usual, showing off tweaks to notifications, how permissions work, and more.
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Google needs these 9 new features in Android 11

With Android 11 looming on the horizon, I conjured up a list of the new features and refinements that I'd like to see in the next version of Google's mobile operating system. There are a few things, like gestures, that could use a tweak, and features like screen recording would be welcome additions.
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Google I/O 2020 dates now set in stone, and that means Android 11 is coming

The dates have been set for this year's Google I/O developer conference. The three-day event is primarily for developers to understand how to better leverage Google’s tools, but it’s the day one keynote presentation that those who aren’t developers should pay attention to.

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