The work on Android 11 is in full swing. No wonder – Google needs to roll out a stable version at the beginning of September, and so far, there are a lot of errors. Many beta testers have noticed that Android developers are sending various updates and patches significantly more often than on previous versions of the Green Robot. Each beta update carries with it a long list of fixes. Starting today, the sending of a new patch with an improvement in the system has begun – now it is version 2.5.
Android 11 beta 2.5 is out with a lot of bug fixes
This patch fixes some issues experienced by Pixel devices. The biggest issue this time around was with the display, which was found on the Pixel 4. Some users had screen flickering when the brightness was below average. In addition to solving this problem, Google has rolled out a list of other fixes. Here are some of them:
- Fixed issues that prevented a user from hearing or recording audio in apps after they made a VoIP call.
- The notification drawer no longer fails to appear sometimes when a user swipes down from the top of the screen. (Issue #159768228)
- The screen no longer flickers on some devices when the screen is set to a low brightness level. (Issue #156051413)
- Fixed various issues that could cause devices to reboot intermittently. (Issue #159888167)
- The navigation bar no longer appears in cases when it wouldn’t normally display, such as during a device restart. (Issue #159592365)
- Some Pixel 4/XL devices that have taken more than one Android 11 update are no longer blocked from receiving an OTA back to Android 10. (Issue #158765677)
- Video recording is no longer interrupted sometimes when using the Camera app. (Issue #159185509)
- The Dialer app no longer uses the speakerphone sometimes as the default audio device. (Issue #159203518)
- In the Messages app, the RCS chat features no longer get stuck sometimes in the Connecting state. (Issue #159786769)
If you dare, you can download the Android 11 Beta 2.5 update right now. It is available for Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
Android 11 stable version will probably be released on September 8
So far, Android 11 is available to users and developers only in beta status, but there is not much time left until the final version of this OS is released. Judging by the video posted on the YouTube channel for Google developers, the stable version of Android 11 will be released on September 8.
Last year, on the first Tuesday of September 2019, Android 10 was released. So Google does not change its tradition. It should be noted that the release of the final version of Android 11 in early September is not equivalent to its appearance on smartphones. Only Google Pixel will receive the OS on the same day, and other manufacturers will release the corresponding updates in a month or two. And that is not for all models.