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Android 11 will not have this in demand feature, confirms Google

Zee Business logo Zee Business 10-07-2020 (Zee Business)
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The next version of Android will not come with an in demand feature, users around the globe have been asking for. A Google executive revealed on Thursday that Android 11 will not have support for the much-anticipated scrolling screenshot functionality. However, the company did plan to add this feature but wasn’t able to complete the process due to coronavirus pandemic.

During an Android 11 Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit, Android system UI team manager, Dan Sandler indicated that the feature could not be fully completed due to limited resources owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The scrolling screenshot feature essentially allows users to take a long screenshot of a page by scrolling through the content.

Explaining why the feature isn't coming to the next-generation Android, Sandler said that the team was aiming to make the feature work for the entire Android ecosystem and not just for "one or two hand-picked apps."

The feature was spotted in the Android 11 Developers Preview 1 and was expected to make its way to the final version of the OS. 

"In the end, as with every Android release (and especially in this unusual year), we had to make hard choices about where to focus our limited resources; while this is a cool feature that we're still really excited about, we decided not to rush it," Sandler added during the Reddit AMA session.

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For those unaware, some Android-based custom ROM such as Xiaomi's MIUI are already offering the feature. However, it will not be accessible on stock Android devices such as Google Pixel models. 

The Android engineering team also revealed that Android 11 will introduce a feature to "make sure device manufacturers are alerting users of app restrictions in a timely manner." Meanwhile, Android 11 is also making it easier for phone manufacturers to build device-to-device migration tools, the team announced during the AMA session.

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