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    Looking through the Android 11 features and they seem like a decent improvement. The thing that stuck out to me was how at the end they have a link to “pixel exclusive features” after reading the list it didn’t seem like a single thing on the list was linked to specific hardware requirements. Is google really moving features out of android AOSP to make their phones look better?

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      I couldn’t find that link in the page (Ctrl-F, ‘pixel’), would you mind sharing that URL? I’m curious to see what’s on it.

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        I think the URL changed from a more consumer/PR-focused blog post to the current developer-focused URL.

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          would you mind sharing that URL?

          This is the list of “Pixel first” features. https://www.blog.google/products/pixel/android11-exclusive-pixel-features and they specifically say “And this time, with new Pixel-first features on Android 11, your Pixel has even more smarts to make it better and more helpful…” The Pixel support thread (https://support.google.com/pixelphone/thread/69861931?hl=en) similarly sells these new features from an (as I would term it) advertising perspective.

          Is google really moving features out of android AOSP to make their phones look better?

          Not to sound jaded, but why would this be a surprise? Or to rephrase that, if Google has teams dedicated to Pixel support, why would they force those teams to put everything developed into AOSP? As a company, they have to find some way/reason to market their products and I wouldn’t expect them to leave the Pixel stock.

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        Why don’t they just make ten be better and make that the top number and just make it be a little bit better?

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          This SDK goes to 11.