Despite the fact that Android is one of the most complete operating systems today, we know that there are still many things that would improve the experience of use in the Google OS, however, year after year we see news with which the Mountain company View seeks to improve this experience. And with the public beta of Android 11 we have already discovered more functions that will arrive in the next version of Android. One of these functions will be ” Scoped storage summary “, which starts does not seem to say much, but which will allow developers to have a recycle bin on Android.
Currently few applications have something like this, for example, in Google Photos we can recover files that go to the trash for 30 days in case we later regret having deleted them, however, many other applications that manage files, photos, videos and others elements do not have this option, so once deleted it is impossible to recover them. With the Scoped storage summary feature, developers will have better options in the way their applications work with the phone’s internal storage. In fact, Google says it expects most developers to use this new feature in the medium term.
And is that among the benefits of this tool applications will have better file management, and users will be allowed to mark files as favorites, and each application will also have its own recycle bin, so all deleted files will be stored up to 30 days on the phone and can be restored before that time, although they can also be permanently deleted from before if users prefer. Although Scoped storage summary is very interesting, unfortunately it is not yet considered as an option for creating the recycle bin of the entire phone, that is, something similar to what happens in Windows and MacOS, which do have their general trash where all the deleted files go to in the operating system.