After canceling its planned Android 11 Beta Show YouTube livestream for June 3, Google Wednesday dropped the first public Android 11 beta for Pixel 2 phones and later. But if youâ€™ve been itching to try out a bunch of new features on your Pixel, youâ€™re not going to find much new.
The biggest changes are with message notifications. While the Notification Shade and general functionality remain, Google has added a new Conversations tab to the shade. Your messages are automatically grouped and sorted, so you donâ€™t have to scroll through a bunch of random notifications to find the important ones. Youâ€™ll also be able to prioritize messages in the window, which will pin them to the top for easier tracking.