Some news could be exclusive to the Google Pixel.
May your mobile be one of the lucky ones who have the update to Android 11 secured, it does not mean that you will be able to enjoy all the functions of the new version of the operating system on your device.
In fact at least three of the best news of this update, they may not be available on all models that will be updated to the new version.
This has been confirmed since XDA portal, where they have discovered through a preliminary copy of the or CDD, in which all the changes that the manufacturers must implement in the software of your devices.
And even more interesting, which ones should not include in their terminals.
Conversations in notifications
One of the great news of Android 11 In terms of notification management, it is the arrival of a new section to the notification panel, called “Conversations”.
In it, all the messages coming from messaging applications are gathered, thus giving priority to the messages of other people and not so much to the notices of the rest of the apps.
Well: it turns out that, according to the preliminary copy of the CDD that reflects the changes of Android 11, manufacturers can choose whether or not to implement this function, and it is not mandatory to adopt this new section.
Taking into account the mania of some brands to manage notifications in a very different way from Google, it is very likely that let’s see a good number of brands who will decide to skip this function.
Device control in the shutdown menu
Don’t expect to see the new device control panel in all terminals that update to Android 11.
This novelty, which for many is one of the best of all Android 11, allows access a revamped device shutdown menu In which controls of the devices of our connected home appear, as well as a section with the ** cards and passes stored in Google Pay.
And, although Google initially decided to make this feature mandatory for manufacturers, the most recent copy of the CDD explains that no longer necessary manufacturers include this feature, and can disable it in their device software if they wish.
However, we trust that the majority will decide to keep it activated.
The driver’s license on mobile thanks to the IdentityCredential API
Since the end of last year we have known that Android 11 would introduce a new API that would enable the possibility of store official credentials on our devices, such as driver’s licenses or other identification documents.
This API, called IdentityCredential, would allow store these types of documents in a safe space of the device, and whose access was available without the need for an Internet connection.
Unfortunately, the Android 11 compatibility definition document states that Google strongly recommends adopting this API to manufacturers, But it is not mandatory to do it as it happens with other Android 11 news.
It is necessary to emphasize that all the information collected has been extracted from a preliminary copy of the CDD of Android, and it is not ruled out that things could change.
However, by now most manufacturers should already be working on developing the of Android 11 intended for its main devices based on the rules of the latest platform compatibility definition document.
Furthermore, the latest changes made by Google to this document are most likely due to the from the manufacturers themselves, who would have asked Google for some flexibility when implementing the functions of the latest version of the operating system in their software.
It remains to be seen, then, if the news mentioned in this article end up being exclusive to the Google Pixels and a few other terminals, or if the developers decide to pitch in and offer all the changes to the owners of their devices.