Google releases another bug fix update for the Android 11 Developer Preview

It's been about a month and a half since Google released the first Android 11 Developer Preview, but it's been releasing builds a lot more frequently than it originally promised. Rather than monthly previews, they're showing up every two weeks with minor releases in-between major ones. Just like the first Developer Preview got a bug fix update, so is Developer Preview 2.

It's called Android 11 Developer Preview 2.1, and there are no new front-facing features listed in the changelog. Here's the full list of fixes:

General

  • Fixed an issue where a crash would occur when long pressing to select an element within the recent apps overview.
  • Fixed an issue where the status bar could crash in the background if its components weren't all initialized yet.
  • Fixed an issue where too many WindowTokens were created by SystemUI causing jankiness and dropped frames when navigating and scrolling apps.

Apps

  • Fixed an issue where the Wear OS app could crash when trying to pair a Wear OS device.
  • Fixed an issue where the Settings app could crash after tapping the search bar in the app.

You can expect that Developer Preview 3 will arrive in roughly another two weeks, but that still won't be considered a beta. Developer Preview 3 is slated for April, and it's promised to focus on stability and performance, but Beta 1 won't show up until May. That's when you'll be able to enroll your device in the Android Beta Program and get an OTA update. Beta 2 will follow in June, with Beta 3 and the final release in Q3.

Developer Preview 2.1 should arrive as an OTA update for those that have already flashed Android 11 to your Pixel device, or you can always flash the update.

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