Android is the best operating system ever created for mobile devices. Even Microsoft acknowledges this, although the Redmond-based company and Google were once in tough competition for bringing the best operating system for smartphones. Ultimately, Microsoft threw the towel and admitted Google’s supremacy in this field.
But Google’s software engineers are constantly trying to make the Android operating system better, and we have another proof for this. Along with Android 11, things will become more expressive with a new set of emoji’s.
117 new emoji’s
You’ll even get 55 skin tone and gender variants, as well as a lot of new options within numerous emoji categories. All you have to do is to update to Android 11 Beta 3, and you can use the new emoji’s with Gboard or other keyboards. The new roster also restores some classic styles of emoji’s. Some people could get the brand-new emoji’s after choosing to update to the latest Gboard beta while running Android 11 Beta 2 and 2.5.
The major event of the release of Android 11 was initially scheduled for June 3, when Google was supposed to live stream #Android 11 The Beta Launch Show. Software engineers from Google issued a statement to announce the delay:
We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate. We are postponing the June 3rd event and beta release. We’ll be back with more on Android 11, soon.
One of the major features awaited in Android 11 is the Nearby Sharing option. This would allow those who own Android phones to share files with each other extremely easy while they’re close enough.
With almost a third of the world population using Android devices (2.5 billion people), it’s obvious that Google’s operating system won’t be dethroned from this position in the near future. Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy A51 has been the top-selling Android smartphone globally for the first quarter of 2020.