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Google releases first Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV

Google releases first Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV

Google has already released several Developer Previews of Android 11 for smartphones, but there has been no news on the update for smart TVs and streaming boxes. That changes today, as the first Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV is now available — but only for one device. “Today, we are releasing an Android...

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Android 11’s new conversation notifications have been refined in Developer Preview 4

Android 11’s new conversation notifications have been refined in Developer Preview 4

This story was originally published 2020/02/20 5:06am PSTon Feb 20, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/13 4:04am PDTMay 13, 2020.  Notification management has always been the feature that Android absolutely nails, and we’ve already covered that Google continues improving it in Android 11 with the addition of a conversations class. It bundles real-time, bi- or multidirectional...

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Bonus Android 11 Developer Preview 4 lands today

Bonus Android 11 Developer Preview 4 lands today

Today we’re getting a surprise: Android 11 Developer Preview Four. Previously, Google said there would only be three Android 11 Developer Preview releases, but the company is making a few changes to its Android 11 release schedule, and that includes this unexpected additional developer preview. The next beta release has been moved to June 3rd,...

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Ethernet tethering arrives in latest Android 11 Developer Preview

Ethernet tethering arrives in latest Android 11 Developer Preview

While most people think of tethering as creating a Wi-Fi network from your phone’s cellular data connection, Android also supports sharing its internet connection over USB or Bluetooth. Those options can be helpful in edge situations (e.g. using your phone as a Wi-Fi adapter for a PC without wireless support), and now there’s another choice...

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Android 11 Developer Preview 3 is out for Google’s Pixels today

Android 11 Developer Preview 3 is out for Google’s Pixels today

Today Google is releasing its third Developer Preview for Android 11. Unfortunately for the Android enthusiast crowd, all of the headlining tweaks in Google’s announcement are developer-targeted, though we’re guaranteed to find more changes hidden inside DP3. According to Google, there are five big changes in Android 11 Developer Preview 3 — and one of...

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Android 11 Developer Preview 2 gets a new bugfix update

Android 11 Developer Preview 2 gets a new bugfix update

Google is handling the Android 11 Developer Previews a bit differently than it did with previous Android betas. Each major Preview so far has been accompanied by at least one bugfix update, and now another minor OTA is rolling out. Dubbed ‘Developer Preview 2.1,’ the new update is rolling out to all supported Pixel devices...