The second Android 11 Developer Preview arrived mid-March, and we’re already getting a maintenance release with a handful of bug fixes and performance improvements. Call it Android 11 Developer Preview 2.1.
There aren’t too many changes this time around, and certainly no user-facing tweaks. The full changelog can be found below:
- 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.
- 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.
Like the previous build, Android 11 Developer Preview 2.1 can be installed on Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 devices. To install this new Android 11 build on your Pixel, you can use the Android Flash Tool or sideload the OTA files or factory images.
The second Android 11 Developer Preview added quite a few notable additions to the operating system, including an improved screen recorder, the ability to mute notifications during video, a useful notification history page, and more. You can read more about all of the new features here.