maxmin, 13 Sep 2020Yeah, update doesn't sound that great to me. I don't even like the Facebook Messages... moreI don't like the Messenger bubbles either, that's why I turned them off. Easy enough in the settings menu inside the Messenger app, just a quick fyi. :)
Nice update actually. Simple yet useful. Making and improve existing feature more stable rather than adding a bad new feature. But only available on pixel phones. Which to me is a downside because of the availability, especially if you live on the other countries like India.
AnonD-804996, 13 Sep 2020Yet half of this article reads as "iOS had it years ago and now Android 11 has it too&quo... moreI had 3 iphones ; my last iPhone was xs. Ok...You get updates very quick in iOS ; but they are fixing bugs and staff like that. No matter how many updates you get on iOS ; they are all quite useless ; you don't see new functions or something different . This time I'm staying with Android ; I'm not going back to apple. I can download apps from outside play store ; I can change and cuostimize ; I can download apps with many TV chanels from my country(for free; but on iOS I had to pay for the same channels) and mirror on my TV. Android phones don't get major updates that quick(except pixels) but they are featured packed (like my s20 plus) . Apple needs another 10 years of updates to get the amount of features that Android phones have
still blackberry hub was the best messaging hub. after so many years.
Screen recorder is the most useless feature we ever seen
userbenchmark, 13 Sep 2020added features: *improved stability* me: heavy breathingSo you're the weirdo on the other end of the phone! Lol.
me: heavy breathing
maxmin, 13 Sep 2020Yeah, update doesn't sound that great to me. I don't even like the Facebook Messages... moreAccidentally posted. No delete option. Thanks GSM. To finish:
Power button to mainly to wake phone, open camera and restart. I don't need options for controlling Google devices that I don't have.
I may forgo this update but then I get no security updates.
Yeah, update doesn't sound that great to me. I don't even like the Facebook Messages bubbles and remove them immediately when they come in. Thankfully very few friends use FBM.
The change to the power button sounds like another effort to push Google devices on us. The only time I use the power button is to wake up phone, is to double click to open camera and actia
AnonD-804996, 13 Sep 2020Yet half of this article reads as "iOS had it years ago and now Android 11 has it too&quo... morePeople who say about IOS which had these features before, doesn't realize that in android system every android phone maker has it's own UI which has many unique features. For example Samsung had all these features and many features Apple copied from it in IOS 14 from 3 years ago in samsung's ONE UI. Huawei, Xiaomi and all other brands also had them before plus their own features too. Now that Google add them to stock Android it only means that Google own phones and any devices that run vanilla Android now has them too. But, it doesn't mean other android companies never had them before.
I'm not liking the way screenshot has to be taken. It's more disruptive. The old way was easier and more affective.
"Had it been a letter of the alphabet, it would have been an 'R'. Had it been a dessert, it would have been called 'Red Velvet Cake'. Thankfully, Google has moved past all that nonsense and we have the much nicer sounding 'Android 11' in our hands."
Sorry GSMArena, but I definitely MUCH prefer dessert name.
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2020One-handed use is still impossible on nearly all phones can not reach the top of the screen wi... moreyou've never used Samsung's "one-handed operation" mode? Just press the Home button twice and the entire interface shrinks to make everything easily accessible. Of course with an S10e, I have no problem anyway...
Shadocx, 13 Sep 2020This is not new, you are new, there are Android 7, 8, 9, 10 reviews.Yeah I'm very new. Since 2017 new. Really nice.
I know there are, but not as deep as this. This is an upgrade over them
Andreidinutu, 13 Sep 2020This is new. I like androud reviewsThis is not new, you are new, there are Android 7, 8, 9, 10 reviews.
I am using the PB in my OP8P . Looks like Android has perfected the entire OS and it's experience. Only minor variations and enhancements possible now a days. But strangely my OP8P selfi started going soft but I suspect it is due to the tempered glass glue! Wish my iOS 14 someday runs like this. .
One-handed use is still impossible on nearly all phones can not reach the top of the screen with one hand oh wait on windows phone you would long-press the home button and the whole screen would condense into half of the screen and you could continue to use your phone, what a modern world we live in... as we all have enormous hands!!!
The idea of dividing notification shade into different sections for conversations and silent notification and the rest is nice but why those HUGE GAPS in between those sections. It’s giving me OCD.
Mike9625, 13 Sep 2020This android version is not exciting for me at all. Aside the permissions update everything el... moreIn this Case... Thank Samsung for taking the Android code but also for don't giving back a sh** to the AOSP Code like SONY or others do... Well played!
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2020I disagree. Android 11 sounds boring. Red Velvet Cake sounds more fun and quirky.It should be called red velvet