Google released Android 11 Developer Preview 3 tonight. This is the third test update of five, targeted exclusively for developers and prior to the launch of the public beta program. At this stage, Google is still working on new functions and interfaces of the operating system and has not yet moved on to debugging and 'polishing', which consists of carrying out work to optimize and improve performance. Therefore, each next build Android Developer Preview is interesting because it invariably contains a lot of innovations. The third version is no exception.
Android 11 Developer Preview 3 Now Available For Download
Why Google Pay doesn't work
Google Pay now supports the SafetyNet security toolkit, which scans the device for all kinds of threats or dangerous changes. It checks to see if the user has made any changes to the operating system that undermine the protection mechanisms.
Google Pay not working? Perhaps your smartphone is infected or too highly customized
In the event that SafetyNet finds any discrepancies with the default software, Google Pay will be blocked and you will not be able to pay for purchases either offline or online. Perhaps this is a temporary feature that will disappear in the release build Android 11, but if Google decides to leave it, all custom firmware could be under attack.
Reverse charging at Android 11
While the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL don't support reverse charging, the Pixel 5 is likely to have it. This is indicated by an animation instruction for using this function, which appeared in Android 11 Developer Preview 3. Obviously, Google has long wanted to integrate this charging mechanism into its smartphones, but for some reason it was not forced to do.
Android 11 will now natively support reverse charging
Chances are, with the development of the Pixel 4, which came out last year, the company was unable to cope with too much collateral wasted energy, like Apple. Towards the end of the year, however, the search giant's developers should complete the necessary work and release the Pixel 5 with reverse charging. However, it is possible that this is just a system animation that will be available to all smartphones with this function.
Why notifications don't close
Probably, many users Android have at least once encountered the Sberbank antivirus. He can analyze the device for several minutes for all kinds of threats or spyware, and all this time a corresponding notification will hang in the notification curtain, which cannot be closed.
Enraged by unclosed notifications? There will be no more of them in Android 11
Obviously, Sberbank is not the only application that annoys users with non-removable notifications, and therefore in Android 11, Google developers decided to change the mechanism for sending notifications, allowing them to close all without exception, without disrupting background processes like scanning for viruses.
How to get a closed application back
Android 10 already has an app uninstall cancellation feature that has helped many of us a lot. Well, you know, it happens that you freak out, delete the program, and then you regret it. So it was always strange for me that Android does not allow you to cancel the unloading of the application from multitasking.
Close the app by accident? Cancel closing
Apparently, the Google developers heard me and finally added an Undo button to accidentally closed programs in Android 11. If the unloading was done by swiping from the bottom up, then the application is returned to the multitasking menu by swiping from top to bottom. True, how this will be implemented in third-party shells is not yet very clear.
How gestures change in Android 11
In the past year, the gesture control system in Android has undergone major changes, becoming much more convenient than before. However, I still could not use it due to the fact that the OS often misinterpreted the swipes, confusing the back and side menu gestures in Google branded applications.
Not satisfied with gestures? Just customize them
However, in Android 11 it became possible to adjust the sensitivity for each gesture separately. That is, now I can configure the strength of the swipe so that the system no longer takes one after the other. This will undoubtedly make the control Android more convenient.
How screenshots changed in Android 11
Android 11 has a new interface for editing screenshots. Now, when you take a screenshot, its thumbnail will appear in the lower left corner, and next to it – the keys for navigating to the desired options. As a result, you can either quickly close this screenshot, or immediately open the desired editing options, or share it.
Screenshot editing – right from your desktop
In fact, by doing so, Google has saved users at least one action regardless of what they want to do. After all, if earlier it was required to first open the screenshot itself, and only then select the necessary editing tools or the recipient when sending, now this can be done immediately. What Google decided to do is really convenient and saves time, albeit not very much.