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Android 11 Beta 1 adds dynamic app suggestions to the Pixel Launcher home screen, and here's how it works

Android 11 Beta 1 adds dynamic app suggestions to the Pixel Launcher home screen, and here's how it works

We knew that Android 11 was going to bring App Suggestions to the Pixel Launcher, based on reports from a handful of folks that got the update early, but we didn't actually know how that would work in practice. Now that we've had a chance to play with it, here are all the details. In short: It's pretty snazzy.

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Android 11 Beta 1 adds new ways to control Pixel Launcher app suggestions, including adding them to your home screen

Android 11 Beta 1 adds new ways to control Pixel Launcher app suggestions, including adding them to your home screen

We still don't know why Android 11 Beta 1 seems to have started rolling out to some folks before even the postponed Beta Launch Show, but features in the new version of Android have already been spotted, including some new options for the Pixel Launcher's app suggestions feature. And when Beta 1 lands, it looks like you'll even be able to set app suggestions to replace your persistent bottom row of apps in the Pixel Launcher.

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Android 11 Dev Preview 3 adds share and screenshot buttons to the app switcher

Android 11 Dev Preview 3 adds share and screenshot buttons to the app switcher

Screenshots are becoming a lot more convenient with Android R. While Google is already planning to implement scrolling screenshot support in the OS update (which, granted, many other OEMs have already done), there's yet another way in Android 11 to share an app's content.

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[Update: Works in Beta 5] You can't disable app suggestions in the Pixel Launcher in Android Q Beta 4

[Update: Works in Beta 5] You can't disable app suggestions in the Pixel Launcher in Android Q Beta 4

One of the changes introduced with Android Pie was a list of suggested apps and App Actions in the drawer and the Overview screen when you were switching between apps. However, that was a customizable setting that you could disable if you wanted. With Q's latest Beta 4, the setting is gone, meaning you can't get rid of those icons if you don't want to see them.

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'Discover something new' card appears in Play Store app, complete with category buttons

'Discover something new' card appears in Play Store app, complete with category buttons

Google has been testing a ton of changes on the Play Store recently, both in the app and on the web. It's been a mixed bag, with some good new features such as initial release dates for apps, and some not so popular design choices. We've now received a couple of tips about another new element appearing — a 'Discover something new' card.

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