Google Launches Android 11 for Android TV

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INTRO: Following the discharge of Android 11 on smartphones, Google has now announced the newest version of the software on Android TVs. The launch, which comes almost exactly three months after the discharge of Android 11 Developer Preview on Android TVs, brings along the newest platform features to the large screen, including improved performance, enhanced privacy, and variety of other changes tailored for a far better television-viewing experience.

Android 11 on televisions will bring an equivalent foundational improvements that it brings to smartphones and tablets. According to Google, the newest release will bring enhanced memory management and important privacy features, like one-time permissions, to form Android TVs faster and safer . It would also bring updated developer tools and enable many of the features the corporate announced during the #11WeeksOfAndroid event last month.

Alongside the aforementioned features that are being ported over from the mobile version of the OS, Google is additionally infusing the newest version of Android TV with variety of exclusive functionalities tailored specifically for televisions. First off, the corporate says the software now emphasizes media by supporting ‘Auto Low Latency Mode’ and low latency media decoding, along side a replacement Tuner Framework with updated Media CAS support and extensions to the HAL implementation of HDMI CEC.

Android 11 also will bring better gaming controller support to televisions, silent boot mode for system updates, inactivity prompts, and OEM-configurable wake keys. The software also will offer new framework functionality to developers for managing System LEDs and physical microphone mute buttons also facilitate integrations for devices with far-field microphones, enabling better support for smart home devices.

Android 11 is currently available for the company’s ADT-3 Android TV box, but Google says it’ll be unrolled by OEMs to compatible devices within the coming months. Given the state of fragmentation on Android TV devices, though, I won’t be holding my breath for an update any time soon.

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