Google starts rolling out Android 11 update including privacy controls

Google starts rolling out Android 11 update to OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo and RealMe phones featuring new privacy controls and a screen-recording tool Updated operating system offers users more control over their privacy settings  Can now grant access to certain aspects of the phone just once, not always Also introduced new features to make conversations on various apps easier  

By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline

Published: 17:27 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 17:31 BST, 9 September 2020

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Google has launched Android 11 and it comes with a host of new features, including additional privacy tools. 

The latest update to the operating system will be live on Google's own Pixel range first, as well as third-party adopters OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo and RealMe. 

Other manufacturers that use Android, including Samsung, will likely be upgrading to the new system in the coming months. 

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Google has launched Android 11 and it comes with a host of new features, including additional privacy tools

Google has launched Android 11 and it comes with a host of new features, including additional privacy tools

The updated operating system offers users more control over their privacy settings, such as the ability to grant single use access, not just permanent, to apps. 

Android 11 also comes with a useful reset function which takes all privacy and access settings back to their default from if an app is not opened for a few months.

This will prevent companies from being able to harvest data and information from a user despite the app never being used. 

A minor tweak will now force third-party apps wishing to use the phone's camera to do so via the handset's own built-in camera app.

Previously, some apps had their own version which opened a loophole and allowed the companies to extract more location data than the user had agreed to. 

Customers will also be able to choose to have their conversations, once selected from the notifications bar, to pop out into bubbles. This will float over the screen and other apps in a similar way as Facebook has managed for Messenger

Customers will also

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