With last month’s Beta 1, Google debuted a slew of user-facing changes from redesigned media and device controls to bubbles. Android 11 Beta 2 continues introducing new features today and we’re tracking everything new.
Over the coming hours, we’ll dive into Android 11 Beta 2’s new features and every single change. (The newest updates will be at top of this list. Be sure to check back often.)
Google is planning one more beta before the consumer launch this quarter to Pixel phones and other devices. If you want to install Android 11 on your compatible Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, or Pixel 4 XL, be sure to check out our step-by-step guide.
For reference, here’s everything new in Android 11 Developer Preview 1, DP2, DP3, DP4, and Beta 1.
New Now Playing history button
Screenshots appear in the notification shade again
Corner hint for resizing (drag up) picture-in-picture
‘Clock’ tab removed from Pixel Themes
Old Google Photos icon after reverting to v4.52, no Play Store update
Power off, Restart merged into one button
Simplified Recents menu actions
Shorter notification section titles
‘Conversations’ get dedicated Settings page
Media controls redesigned, can’t be disabled
Wildly different, non-Material ripple effect in media controls
New Screen Record icon in Quick Settings
Screen recording now supports capturing device audio
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