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Blackview Tab 8 has Upgraded to Android 11 Now

Pre news: Blackview Flagship Tablet Tab 11, Excellent Than Ever Before

September 11th, 2021

Blackview Tab 8 Android 11 update

Since the day of Tab 8 Android tablet's official launch, Blackview has sold about 700,000 unites, indicating the tablet is in the great favor of Blackview fans. For the purpose of returning the favor to its fans, Blackview has decided to roll out a round of upgrades to Android 11 on Tab 8 SIM+wifi 4g tablet.

However, do notice that the upgrade to Android 11 is not yet available for the Tab 8 that have already been sold - which Doke OS_P 1.0 based on Android 10, but Blackview would bring them some other forms of upgrades.

Let's first take a closer look at the upgrades to Android 11 on Tab 8 tablet, which is the biggest highlight. So how would Android 11 make Tab 8 different?

Privacy Protection

Just like what you would expect, the upgraded version of Tab 8 would house all the benefits that Android 11 has offered its users.

First, Android 11 has arrived with more privacy protection this time as privacy and security have always been the issues that android fans have complained about for years. What is worthy of attention in this respect is its One-time Permission.

As its name implies, you can grant your applications one-time permission for access to your location, camera or microphone. Once you leave those apps, the permission would be revoked and the apps must be granted access again when they want to use your sensitive data the next time you visit them.

To take privacy protection further, Android 11 even delivers 'Auto-reset' feature. It is built for apps that you haven't used for a long time.

For instance, if you have given a camera permission to an app before but you haven't used that app for a long time, then the permission would be automatically cancelled. The next time you launch the app, it has to ask for camera permission again so that your data can be protected against unwanted data collecting.

Notification Drawer

Furthermore, there are big changes on the notification drawer. The notification part includes three different forms which are Conversations, Alerting and silent.

All your important conversations across messaging apps are now in one spot, meaning you can find your ongoing conversation with different people in various messaging apps and are allowed to skip the trifles of switching from different apps just to reply to different messages.

What’s more surprising is that as long as your messaging apps support image copy/paste, you can insert assets into notification inline replies to create more interesting interactions faster.

Moreover, you can even prioritize your conversations in the notification drawer. With the help of such a feature, you can give a higher priority to messages from your parents than messages from a new friend. This is intended to help you deal with what is more important to you as soon as possible. At the same time, you are allowed to silence all notifications from a certain app, which will make all future notifications from that app silent.

It even provides access to notification history so you have no need to worry about accidentally swiping away a notification as you can check on every deleted message anytime you want. But you have to go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Notifications > Notification history to toggle the feature on first as it is not on by default.


Another noteworthy improvement here lies within the impressive feature called Bubbles.

Albeit the Bubbles has already been seen in Android 10, it wasn’t attached too much importance to. However, in Android 11 where you can realize basically all of its upgrades have centered on notification and chat apps, Bubble is playing the leading role this time. Similar to the Facebook Messenger on Android, the Bubbles hide your ongoing conversations in a little 'chat bubble' on top of almost every other app.

When you tap on the bubble, your conversation would be revealed so that you can start to chat with your friend. When your conversation is over you can minimize your chat into the chat bubble again or remove the chat bubble until your next chat is launched.

Also you are allowed to move the bubbles around by long-tapping so that you wouldn't be bothered by the little bubble while multitasking. But what makes it different from Facebook Messenger is that the Bubble API is now available for all messaging applications!

Other Forms of Upgrades

That’s pretty much all the highlights of Android 11 upgrades on Tab 8 tablet pc. For those fans who can't upgrade their old Tab 8s to Android 11, Blackview has brought other systematic upgrades to them.

To begin with, Blackview has improved screen touch sensitivity on Tab 8, making each tap count while still ensuring Tab 8 can automatically recognize unintended touches.

Moreover, Tab 8 screen light is tuned to eye-friendly mode for your own comfort even after a long time of use. Additionally, Blackview has resolved more than 80 issues ranging from moderate to critical. With systematic patches, users can upgrade their old Tab 8s with what Blackview has offered after a long time of preparation.

In a nutshell, all Blackview Tab 8 can be upgraded to a smoother and more slick version. But the difference is that only Tab 8 that is newly produced can be upgraded to Android 11 while the rest of Tab 8 would have other upgrades like screen touch sensitivity and eye-friendly screen light and systematic improvement.

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