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Android 11 Beta Features

Google has made an important announcement of Android 11 beta launch and released Android 11 Beta 2 and Beta 3, which is scheduled for release on September 8th 2020.

Last month Android 11 Beta 2 release introduced the final SDK, NDK, app-facing surfaces, non-SDK restrictions, platform behavior, etc.

Android 11 Beta 3 includes bug fixes while they prepare for a stable update. However, Google added a change to Android 11 in Beta 3 i.e., and now users need not turn on-location services for the apps using Exposure Notification System – ENS to work. Along with this, there are a few unannounced changes that can be seen after installing the update on a Pixel Device.

New Android 11 features of the Beta 2 version are ideally for Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 users. Anyone using any of these models and go ahead and install Android 11 beta features for testing purposes. Android allows users to get an update over the air by signing up for the Android Beta Program. Not only this, but Android also takes it to another level with the availability of downloadable packages for Pixel phones, which can be flashed using Android Flash Tools.

On the other side, the release of Android 11 Beta 3 does not have many changes as compared to the previous beta version. Regardless of the version, here is what we have found out.

What’s new in Android 11, and what can you expect from android 11 beta?

One of the most significant and essential transformations introduced in Android 11 Beta 2 is its platform stability reach. It means all the app-facing surfaces and behaviors are now final in Android 11. Further, this is not restricted only to the SDK and NDK APIs. However, it also enables final system behavior and the restrictions on non-SDK interfaces that might affect the apps’ functionality. Therefore, from Beta 2, you can expect compatibility updates and be sure that the platform won’t change.

As you may notice, Android 11 Beta 2 emphasizes more on the compatibility aspects. This scenario means Google wants to ensure that the beta version gives the developers enough time to check whether their apps are running smoothly.

1. Updated Pixel Launcher

Updated Pixel Launcher

One of the significant changes you will not work in Android 11 Beta 2 is the updated Pixel Launcher, which does not have any transparency. You will notice the display toggle has been added to the display setting, allowing users to navigate from 60 to 90Hz for selected content easily.

2. Screen Recording

screen recording option on Android 11 in Beta 2

The default screen recording option on Android 11 in Beta 2 comes allows users to record the screen as well as the device’s internal audio. This feature is in addition to the already existing audio recording from the microphone option. The new few features can be used to record the device’s audio as well as from the microphone.

3. Bubble

bubble feature in android 11

Another new feature is launching a conversation in a bubble. So now, the Allow Apps to show bubble option is enabled by default, which shows all the conversations in bubbles. A list of apps supporting this particular feature comprises renowned names as of now e.g., Facebook, Messenger, and Google Messaging apps.

4. Picture-in-Picture (PiP)

Picture-in-Picture in Android 11 Beta 2

Android 11 Beta 2 has also revised the Picture-in-Picture dimension criteria, as now the PiP window allows limited resize ability.

5. Updated Media Player

Updated Media Player in android 11

The New Media Player is now moved to the Quick Settings Panel, so you do not have to go into the developer options menu to allow the new design. The latest ripple animation makes the user experience a treat while hitting the media player’s play/ pause button.

6. Device Drop Monitor

Android 11 Beta 2 came in with a pre-installed app called Device Drop Monitor that uses the in-built sensors to detect the drop of the device and log the freefall duration. Once the app identifies the fall, it triggers a notification to the user and requests them to fill in a survey and share more details about the drop/ accident. Google uses these findings to improve future Pixel device designs.

7. Restriction on the third-party app for camera use

This feature does not sound to be so interesting; however, Google claims that this feature restricts third-party apps from tracking your location. So, when a third-party app asks to use your camera, the latest version will push the app only to use the default camera even when you have a third-party camera app installed in your device.

This restriction does not apply to Instagram, and users can still use the Instagram camera as earlier.

8. DND and Notifications

DND and Notifications

To permit apps to notify you, the new Do Not Disturb feature gives you advanced choices to refine and allow apps and contacts to send you a notification.

Google goes to a new level to send you silent notifications, ensuring to which notifications your phone grabs your attention and all this you can customize in your device.

9. Smart Power Button Menu

Smart Power Button Menu

Google’s OS now features a Device Controls menu, which appears when you press the power button on your Android device. This feature gives you instant access to payment cards, smart home system controls, and other settings. This scenario makes it very clear that Android 11 will provide quick access for managing intelligent home gadgets right from your Android device’s convenience.

10. Bunch of new Emoji

new Emoji in android 11

Google has come up with around 117 redesigned / new emoji’s, which are approved by Unicode Consortium. As Google is considering redesigning some of its emoji’s, we look forward to the final release.

11. New Icon Shapes

New Icon Shapes in android 11

Users who got early access to Android 11 notice the new icon shapes, namely Vessel, TaperedRect, and Pebble. However, we are still not clear if these are just for the sake of change of design, or it also offers different functions.

12. Improved Screen refresh time

In Android 11, all the users will be able to set refresh rates for apps and games. This scenario will allow games to take advantage of phones, which has displays that function on faster refresh rates – hence improving the gaming experience.

Android 11 final release date is likely to be September 8th, 2020

As we already updated you on the android 11 beta release date in the earlier conversations. Android 11 beta 3 builds were released in August, and the final release for AOSP and ecosystem is scheduled for the last quarter of the year, and most likely, it will be September 8th, 2020.

As shared above, Google is now focusing on improving the stability of Android 11. And with the release of Beta 2 they have come up with a list of changes/ updates. The release of Beta 3 is more of working on fixing the bugs and enhancing the user experience. As we continue to dig into the latest version of the Android 11 final release and come up with some unannounced updates, we will soon share it with you. In the meantime, if you have not moved forward or started testing Android 11 beta features, now is a perfect time.

  • Grab your pixel 2 or any latest Google phone
  • Go to Android 11 Preview site
  • Tap on to “Enroll in the Android Beta Program”
  • Then the subsequent step is to sign in using the same Google account, and in some time you get a direct alert on your phone
  • Approve the update, and you are good to go. Follow the instructions on your phone screen, and install the Android 11 Beta.

Key Takeaways

So, these were important announcements of the android 11 beta launch and development features in android 11 beta. We at Technostacks will further update you on critical announcements and keep the conversations going. If you have any questions regarding this article or if you have a query related to any app developer issue then you can comment below or fill up the contact us form. We will reply to you with further assistance.

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Business Continuity Planning in COVID-19

COVID-19 is the massive Pandemic the countries suffer by. Everything has messed up during this lockdown situation. What circumstances occurred in routine life due to coronavirus? Corporate companies, passenger travelling, schools, and all the sectors applied quarantine. Managing business continuity and finance during COVID-19 is rough enough to handle due to unprecedented disease spread overall. Then, what would be a solution during this? One can’t hold on, like eat, sleep, & repeat. How to maintain business continuity during COVID-19? It’s time to reckon the current strategies and remodelling work policies and sustain your business continuity even with problems. A digital platform is actively available for specific industries like IT, i.e., it can serve the product/service deployment thoroughly using all the essential tools.

IT firms or other organisations are continually supporting their representatives to gear up the right levels of support for them by continuously observing their dedication. This difficulty forces managers and CEOs to think about their companies, team, community, and customers. An initial step for business continuity amid COVID-19 is required to reimagine the current plan and create guidelines for employees’ consistency in work. It’s time to produce testimonials for future offerings in terms of design and development with brand-new norms.

Amid Pandemic, companies are responsible for acknowledging their clients and employees about their working strategies and plan to run their business cycle with remote location facilities.

How would a business continuity plan work during the lockdown?

  • For the employees’ safety, work from the home policy should apply from day one of lockdown.
  • Need to allocate the essential resources [Computer System, Laptops, and devices for testing] to the employees for justifying WFH policy.
  • Redesigned the effective business policy and also kept in mind for future reference.
  • Employees’ work updates have to be taken on video conferences every weekend.
  • Each employees’ approach shared a VPN network resource for secure data sharing from a remote location.
  • Constant communication and face-to-face meetings should take for objective clarity, and project progress.
  • Clients must get project progress with video conferences or other ways, as like before.

Steps for Business Continuity amid COVID-19

We are discussing here COVID-19 business continuity plan and how it will help organizations to run their businesses effectively.

1. Measuring firm strength

Do you have enough technology backbone? If so, then how feasible is it to outsource the tasks to do from remote teams? Accordingly, you can decide and provide the IT support to remote teams for accomplishing work. It is as much as required to have enough resources and technical assistance to successful WFH policy.

2. Pay attention to customer’s needs

Businesses need to pay attention to their customer’s aspirations during this COVID-19 Pandemic. To uphold responsibility for operations and successful service deployment can bring trust between companies and clients.

3. Assuring business continuity

Disasters” not being informed before it arrives. Be ensuring what instructions given to the teams are adequately following or need any support to deal with new arrangements. Thus, work continuity is a new dimension due to COVID-19 business continuity planning, adapted to the new height of business continuity, decision-making, and ways of cooperating with each other and makes it a progressive work approach handling current problems. Also, it is considering determining readiness for operational work in future emergencies.

4. Remote working and the developer teams

A business continuity plan can be successful if work from home policy improves work efficiency from the representatives. More work from a remote location is possible to get a benefit of virtual communities, as geographies travelling are reduced. Distance communication makes it easier for employees’ to track work progress. It becomes a solid reason to take work as long as possible to improve the business continuity strategy.

5. Teamwork approach

What are the effects of remote working? It is fast optimisation in business, technology, and social level and also a requirement due to this changing state. We have persuasive communication with business partners, clients, and teams using collaborative accessories.

How Technostacks helps businesses During Covid-19?

Why the importance of business continuity planning? Disasters are happening as it has not provoked with certainty time or period. Therefore, businesses should not get into influence or make excuses for it. Our professional development team, designing team, and sales-marketing team working from home and conquering the current situation.

The purpose of a remote working policy is to help clients and the team during this troubled period. But, it is an opportunity to explore business skills, work innovations through a remote working strategy. Thus, Technostacks seized the opportunity and succeeded.

Technostacks has successfully originated its business continuity plan. We have kept safety measures first for our employees. Accordingly, Technostacks authorities have distributed systems to each employee at their home or regional area, with basic needs for work accomplishment.

A distributed network system has driven for more accessible communication and task management—for instance, file sharing and software installation.

Under the guidelines given to the employees and team are following at good and accurate coordination.

Employees with remote teams use advanced tools for real-time communication, video-conference, screen sharing option makes straightforward explanations to clients and concerned project coordinators.

Thus, Technostacks has zero percent effect of COVID-19.

Conclusion

Business continuity during Lockdown is a very crucial factor for every organization and we had described here the whole steps for doing it. Technostacks provides remote staffing and also hiring developers for particular projects. Mainly, our business continuity planning unit constantly monitors and follows government guidelines to offer work from home during the pandemic situation. Our senior business authorities are looking for changes in the position, and their priority is to keep safe employees, and continuously provide services from the remote location until the government announces to regulate the corporate offices, as usual, like before.

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Android 9 vs Android 10

Android OS has supremely been accepted by smartphones and users. Android smartphone users are always curious for a fresh update in the system and keep their eyes on system updates once news is announced for the latest update.

There are two major Android OS updates called Android 9 Pie and Android Q 10. Android has implemented numerous features in this OS update and we are going to discuss Android 9 vs Android 10.

Android OS growth is unstoppable, and every year launches a new OS in the market. Android can keep improving its user experience. Android is an open-source language for developing phenomenal programs and has no limitations for add-on features in OS.

A quick overview of Android 9 vs. 10 feature, performance and speed

Android 10 Android 9
Speed
  • Improved device response speed with upgraded OS and improvements
  • Improved file sharing speed with Fast Share
  • Blazing Fast internet service speed using 5G support
  • Improved Wi-Fi speed using adaptive Wi-Fi
  • Screen unlock speed is slightly faster in any unlock method
  • Overall device response speed is great
  • File sharing speed is great using NFC
  • Network connectivity speed is amazing thanks to 4G support
  • Wi-Fi connectivity and speed is good
  • Screen unlock speed is fast when using face unlock, fingerprint or any other
Performance
  • Improved battery performance for longer use with dark mode and adaptive battery setting
  • Better connectivity through Adaptive Wi-Fi
  • Improved performance for calling and data services with 5G support
  • Improved performance offering undo app removal
  • Better app response time with improvement in subjective gestures
  • Battery performance good and reliable with adaptive battery and automatic brightness adjustment
  • Good connectivity
  • Fine Calling and internet services performance using 4G network
  • App undo feature not available
  • App response time is very fast
Feature
  • Features faster sharing with Fast Share
  • Offers graphical notification in notification
  • Fonts are bigger and better compared to Android 9.0 and can be changed
  • Simple multitasking gestures for app drawer
  • Introduced smart replies facility using Machine learning for quick responses.
  • Features NFC peer to peer sharing method
  • Introduced the reply feature in notification
  • Fonts are little smaller and can be changed from settings
  • Simple app drawer as stock android
  • Introduced 150+ Emojis for messaging and chat purpose

What is the difference between Android 9 and 10?

Android 10 Q has profoundly famous for its fabulous features in the current OS, and people loved it the way it is in use. Android 9 Pie also has launched excellent features, and therefore, Android has continued with the next version to give a complete package to the users. Overall, the users want better performance, speed and extraordinary features in their smartphones. That’s what Android does.

Which Android version is the good? A very awaited operating system Android 10 Q launched with a bundle of new features, and its upside-down turning mode of Android OS ever seen. Considering the theme, privacy controls, focus mode and many more user-engaging features in Android 10 Q released successfully. Let’s take a short tour to know Android 9 and 10.

Privacy and Security features

Security and privacy are the most influential factors in any Operating System. Android is an open-source programming language. Security and privacy are the main issues people would find.

Android has a lack of security and privacy features in its previous versions. Hence, Android has to enhance its privacy and security features in Android 10 OS.

Android 10 has introduced robust security and privacy features in the Q OS.

Permission required for location-access. Users have to decide whether to allow for access-location to a third party only while using the app or all the time.

All applications could not access contact details, or photo-video data from the gallery, they also require permission to access files. Apps can only access relevant files.

Furthermore, apps operating in the background also need permission to access data.

Networks concerning features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other connectivity options cannot access without permission.

Android 10 brings robustness in security by offering a biometric API enabling apps to apply the authentication functionality like fingerprint and face recognition.

Android 9 has the security features and these are updated in Android 10 which is much better till now.

Notifications

Android 9 brought an in-line reply feature. Users can see images, media files in the notification bar without opening a message. Users can respond using an in-line reply feature from notification bar only.

Android 10 came up with a non-disturbing feature which can place silent or using altering mode by changing settings from the notification menu. This feature is known as “Bubble”, a circular notification floating across the screen enables users to perform other tasks while attending these notifications. It seems the same as we handle Facebook messenger.

Theme & UI Design

The most awaited and demanded feature that is Dark Mode in Android 10. Dark Mode and theme excess allow users to modify font- style, font size and icon shape on their device. Dark Mode theme prevents affecting eyes when users glare at a dark colour screen with content written in white background.

Android 10 has completely changed the entire look and feel experience. It is because a revolutionary user interface innovations launched in the Android Pie version and lead the most iconic UI/UX design to another level.

Android 9 Pie introduced an eye-catching version of colours to the Android OS ecosystem. The app icons give a more appealing feeling. The entire UI/UX of Android Pie presents an engaging view that is worth for Android users and developers as well.

Here, a minor difference between Android 9 and 10 lead to Android at most pick point.

Messaging and Emojis

Android 10, created a smart feature named as a faster reply and suggested actions. If someone from your contact list asks you to join him/her to party and your smartphone suggests you reply (thumb), then it will take you to the Google map to check for directions.

Android Q, that extended user experience with newer emojis. Android 9 Pie made Google the second-largest vendor supporting emojis by introducing 157 new smile emojis. Whereas Android 10 has also introduced stock of emojis which is concerned with professions.

Battery Consumption

Adaptive battery and automatic brightness adjust functionality, improved battery life and level up in Pie.

Android 10 has introduced dark mode and modify adaptive battery setting even better. Hence Android 10’s battery consumption is less compared to Android 9.

Quick Sharing Files

Let us now discuss Android 10 vs Android 9 speed. Android 9 produced the feature NFC peer-to-peer sharing process that enabled two devices to share fast when they are closer.

Android 10 has shifted Android Beam with Fast Share that applies the union of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct to create a link and transfer files quicker than ever.

Highlighting Android 10 with its extraordinary features

The purpose of an Android OS update is to improve user experience as per the technology expansion and user interests. There is an air about Android security and privacy features, but Android 10 Q has launched a bundle of innovative features in the latest operating system. Few highly popular ones are in the discussion here.

Foldable Phone Support

Android’s very advanced feature in which platform optimizations developed for foldable phones. The apps can run on multiple displays simultaneously, including app continuity with changing modes. This feature is also known as screen continuity.

More than one app can run using multiple window and picture in picture functions. The drag and drop functionality for both text and images and maintain the focus on display easier is made in Android Q.

Face Recognition

Android 9 brought the facial recognition feature to Android devices for security purposes. This face recognition feature is inspired by Apple’s iOS. Using this feature, users can unlock their smartphones and approve UPI payment transactions like using Google Pay. This feature is upgraded in Android 10.

Navigation Gestures

Android Pie has developed and introduced navigation gestures. A navigation gesture-based pie required modification to give a full-screen gesture system which has been done by Android 10. Android Q has removed the home button from the gadget hardware. Android 10 has added fast and natural gesture navigation functionality like swipe up and down, or hold and then slide your finger left and right. Users can perform multitasking with the use of a navigation gesture functionality.

Digital wellbeing

Digital wellbeing is one of the focused feature Android has come up with Android Q. A digital wellbeing feature gives excellent accessibility with two new capability Focus Mode and Site Timers. Focus Mode keeps users away from distracting apps, and Site Timer allows users to control how long they use certain sites or apps. Better balancing of the user’s life is the purpose of digital wellbeing concept.

Which Android version is good?

We have seen features comparisons between Android 9 and Android 10. Most of the tech experts and gadget researchers said that the Android 10 Q is better than other Android OS.

Conclusion

As above discussion on the latest features, speed and performance of Android 9 and 10, your all the questions; which Android version is good, which is best Android 9 or 10, will disappear. A difference between Android 9 and 10 make sure you decide which one to choose. Android 9 Pie brought revolutionary turns in Android OS and Android 10 Q has launched very fresh and advanced features to users benefit.

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