Google releases Android 11 Developer Preview 1.1 with fixes

The first Android 11 Developer Preview builds were released just over two weeks ago, but there's an update out already. It's not Developer Preview 2 though; in fact, it's Developer Preview 1.1. As the number indicates, it's packed with a few fixes.

Some of the fixes are pretty notable too. There's one fixed issue for a fatal exception in the Phone app. Another is for a security exception when an app is trying to access your location and another permission at the same time.

Here's the full changelog:

  • Privacy
    • Apps targeting Android 11 no longer receive an erroneous security exception if they try to request a foreground location permission, such as ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION or ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION, and any other permission at the same time.
  • Android Studio and tools
    • armeabi-v7a apps no longer cause x86 Emulator images to crash.
    • NDK apps targeting Android 11 are no longer blocked from building because of an issue with the Android Gradle Plugin. This fix is included in both Android Studio 4.0 Beta 2 (or higher) and Android Studio 4.1 Canary 1 (or higher).
  • Non-SDK interface restrictions
    • Greylist restrictions have been temporarily relaxed on a small number of methods used by OkHTTP and related SDKs that are in widespread use. This should provide app developers with more time to test and update their libraries before these restrictions are reinstated later in the Developer Preview.
  • Apps
    • Fixed an issue where a fatal exception was being thrown by
  • GSI
    • Fixed an issue where using the gsi_gms_arm64-userdebug build failed to boot on Pixel 3 devices.
    • Fixed an issue where the Setup Wizard would crash when running on Pixel 4 XL devices.

Google didn't exactly say how you can get this update, although it likely will arrive as an OTA update for anyone running Developer Preview 1. The alternative would be that you'd have to flash a new image. We haven't seen the OTA update yet though, so if you want the new image, you can download it here.

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