Support and Release Notes

Two primary support channels are available to you when developing and testing with the Android 11 Developer Preview.

  • Please file bugs at https://developer.android.com/preview/bug for device-specific, system, and Google App bugs. Please search for existing bugs that match your issue before filing your own. You can indicate that you're also encountering an issue by clicking the star button.
  • For issues in other apps, please contact the developer directly.

To discuss issues or ideas with other developers working with the Android 11 Developer Preview, join the android_beta community on Reddit.

Android 11 Beta 3

Date: August 6, 2020
Build: RPB3.200720.005
Emulator support: x86 (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: August 2020
Google Play services: 20.24.14
API diff:

About Android 11 Beta 3

Android 11 Beta 3 is the last planned milestone before the final release and includes the latest optimizations and bug fixes. This release is suitable for development, testing, and general use. Android 11 is still in active development, so the Android system and apps might not always work as expected.

As with previous versions, Android 11 includes behavior changes to help improve performance, battery life, security, and privacy. In some cases, these changes can affect apps until they are updated to support Android 11, so you might see impacts ranging from minor issues to more significant limitations. In general, most apps will work as expected, as will most APIs and features, but please review the known issues listed below to get a better idea of what to expect.

You can install this release on any Pixel 2, 3, 3a, or 4 device by enrolling your device to receive over-the-air updates. Other device manufacturers might also provide an Android 11 beta for their devices. Refer to your device manufacturer's website for more information.

Developers can also use the Android Emulator or use an Android Generic System Image (GSI) to aid with development and testing.

General advisories

Please be aware of these general notes about the release:

  • This release may have various stability, battery, or performance issues on supported devices.
  • For users with accessibility needs, this release may not be appropriate for daily use.
  • Some apps may not function as expected when running on this release. This includes Google’s apps as well as other apps.
  • Android 11 Beta builds are not Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) approved, but they have passed preliminary testing and provide a stable set of prerelease APIs for developers. Apps that depend on CTS-approved builds or use SafetyNet APIs might not work normally on Android 11 Developer Preview builds.

Top resolved issues

The following issues have been resolved in Android 11 Beta 3:

General

  • Package visibility: When you declare an intent filter for browser apps, your app gains visibility into browser apps on the device. In previous versions, this intent filter gave apps visibility into a broader set of apps. (Issue #158914189)
  • Fixed app stability issues that were caused by upgrading the version of SQLite that is used by the Android platform from 3.22 to 3.28.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some apps from connecting to the internet when the device was using cellular data.
  • Fixed an issue that interfered with some apps' ability to determine a device's GPS location.
  • Fixed an issue with SurfaceTexture that was causing some apps to crash intermittently.

Google apps

  • The Google app, Google search bar, or Discover feed no longer sometimes freeze or become unresponsive. (Issue #159192774)
  • Some labels in the Pixel launcher Home settings no longer display incorrectly. (Issue #160946862)
  • Users are no longer blocked from upgrading the Photos app to the latest version. (Issue #160848917)

Top open issues

Users might encounter the following issues when using Android 11 Beta 3:

General

  • On Pixel devices when using another default launcher, gesture navigation actions can sometimes launch the Pixel launcher instead of the default launcher. (Issue #160859801)

Google apps

  • On some devices, the Camera app can sometimes crash when a user attempts to take a photo or video. (Issue #158818461)
  • The screen sometimes fails to auto-rotate when using the YouTube app. (Issue #159098879)

Android 11 Beta 2

Beta 2.5

Date: July 22, 2020
Build: RPB2.200611.012
Emulator support: x86 (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: July 2020
Google Play services: 20.24.14
API diff:

Beta 2

Date: July 8, 2020
Build: RPB2.200611.009
Emulator support: x86 (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: July 2020
Google Play services: 20.21.17
API diff:

Android 11 Beta 2.5 (July 2020)

This minor update to Android 11 Beta 2 includes the following fixes:

General

  • 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)

Google apps

  • 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)

About Android 11 Beta 2

Android 11 Beta 2 marks the Platform Stability milestone for developers and includes the latest optimizations and bug fixes. This release is suitable for development, testing, and general use. Android 11 is still in active development, so the Android system and apps might not always work as expected.

As with previous versions, Android 11 includes behavior changes to help improve performance, battery life, security, and privacy. In some cases, these changes can affect apps until they are updated to support Android 11, so you might see impacts ranging from minor issues to more significant limitations. In general, most apps will work as expected, as will most APIs and features, but please review the known issues listed below to get a better idea of what to expect.

You can install this release on any Pixel 2, 3, 3a, or 4 device by enrolling your device to receive over-the-air updates. Other device manufacturers might also provide an Android 11 beta for their devices. Refer to your device manufacturer's website for more information.

Developers can also use the Android Emulator or use an Android Generic System Image (GSI) to aid with development and testing.

General advisories

Please be aware of these general notes about the release:

  • This release may have various stability, battery, or performance issues on supported devices.
  • For users with accessibility needs, this release may not be appropriate for daily use.
  • Some apps may not function as expected when running on this release. This includes Google’s apps as well as other apps.
  • Android 11 Beta builds are not Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) approved, but they have passed preliminary testing and provide a stable set of prerelease APIs for developers. Apps that depend on CTS-approved builds or use SafetyNet APIs might not work normally on Android 11 Developer Preview builds.

Top resolved issues

The following issues have been resolved in Android 11 Beta 2:

General

  • Gestures no longer stop working in a full screen app when a user has resumed the app after gesturing to go to the device Home screen. (Issue #158962093)
  • The keyboard no longer fails to display in some cases when it would normally be triggered. (Issue #158740910)
  • Audio is no longer distorted when played through the speakers on some devices. (Issue #158718054)
  • Recent apps no longer display too high on the screen when accessing the app overview. (Issue #158988473)
  • The volume slider no longer shifts down when toggling vibration mode using the volume buttons. (Issue #159298241)
  • Screenshots, sharing, and text selection now work correctly from the app overview. (Issue #159421062)

Google apps

  • App updates and downloads in the Play Store no longer get stuck in the Download Pending status for some users. (Issue #158967097)
  • Users can now see their recent images when using the gallery view in Messages. (Issue #159196989)

Top open issues

Users might encounter the following issues when using Android 11 Beta 2:

General

  • The notification drawer doesn't appear when a user swipes down from the top of the screen. (Issue #159768228)
  • WiFi connection disconnects and reconnects intermittently. (Issue #159583439)
  • Some Pixel 4/XL devices that have taken more than one Android 11 update might not be able to OTA back to Android 10. This issue is not specific to Beta 2. (Issue #158765677)

Google apps

  • The Google app, Google search bar, or Discover feed sometimes freeze or become unresponsive. (Issue #159192774)
  • Video recording is sometimes interrupted when using the Camera app. (Issue #159185509)
  • The Dialer app sometimes uses the speakerphone as the default audio device. (Issue #159203518)
  • In the Messages app, the RCS chat features sometimes get stuck in the Connecting state. (Issue #159786769)

Known issues: Android Platform

Based on our testing, you might encounter the following issues when using Android 11 Beta 2. These issues are already known, so there’s no need to file issue additional reports for similar issues.

  • Sometimes after a user makes a VoIP call with an app, they can no longer hear or record audio if they make another VoIP call, make a video call, or capture video in the same app or another app.

Android 11 Beta 1

Beta 1.5

Date: June 17, 2020
Build: RPB1.200504.020
Emulator support: x86 (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: June 2020
Google Play services: 20.21.17
API diff:

Beta 1

Date: June 10, 2020
Build: RPB1.200504.018
Emulator support: x86 (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: June 2020
Google Play services: 20.18.17
API diff:

Android 11 Beta 1.5 (June 2020)

This minor update to Android 11 Beta 1 includes the following fixes:

General

  • Devices no longer crash (reboot) while using gesture navigation to switch apps in different orientations while rotating the device at the same time.
  • On Pixel 3 and 3a, users setting up devices after reset can now activate a pSim service if the phone is currently using an eSIM service.
  • Fixed issues that users were having when using contactless payments through Google Pay.

Bluetooth

  • The system no longer incorrectly enforces the Bluetooth privileged permission for RemoveBond. This resolves issues that could affect pairing, unpairing, and bond reset flows for Bluetooth devices, such as for Forget Watch on Wear OS devices.

Based on our testing, you might encounter the following issues when using Android 11 Beta 1.5. These issues are already known, so there’s no need to file additional reports for similar issues.

Known issues: Android Auto

  • Users might experience an issue during Android Auto projection with audio routing. When a user is connected with Android Auto in the vehicle and playing music or using navigation, the audio may be played on the phone’s speaker instead of the vehicle speakers. We have fixed this issue internally and it will be available to you in the Android Auto release 5.4 update this month.
  • Users may experience issues with Android Auto projection not starting after plugging in for the first time. We are investigating this issue.

    Note: Some issues may be resolved by updating the Android Auto, Google Play Services and the Google app to the latest release from the Google Play Store and then rebooting the device.

About Android 11 Beta 1

Android 11 Beta 1 includes the final APIs and the official API 30 SDK for developers as well the latest optimizations and bug fixes. Beta 1 is also the first Android 11 release for early adopters who want to try out what's coming in Android 11. This release is suitable for development, testing, and general use. Android 11 is still in active development, so the Android system and apps might not always work as expected.

As with previous versions, Android 11 includes behavior changes to help improve performance, battery life, security, and privacy. In some cases, these can affect apps until they are updated to support Android 11, so you might see impacts ranging from minor issues to more significant functionality limitations. In general, most apps will work as expected, as will most APIs and features, but please review the known issues listed below to get a better idea of what to expect.

You can install this release on any Pixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, and Pixel 4/XL device. Other device manufacturers might also provide an Android 11 beta for their devices. Refer to your device manufacturer's website for more information. Developers can also use the Android Emulator or an Android Generic System Image (GSI) to aid with development and testing. See Get Android 11 for details on how to get started.

General advisories

Please be aware of these general notes about the release:

  • This release may have various stability, battery, or performance issues on supported devices.
  • For users with accessibility needs, this release may not be appropriate for daily use.
  • Some apps may not function as expected when running on this release. This includes Google’s apps as well as other apps.
  • Android 11 Beta builds are not Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) approved, but they have passed preliminary testing and provide a stable set of prerelease APIs for developers. Apps that depend on CTS-approved builds or use SafetyNet APIs might not work normally on Android 11 Developer Preview builds.
  • Android 11 Beta builds are available on Pixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, and Pixel 4/XL devices.

User-facing issues

  • Device may crash (reboot) while using gesture navigation to switch apps in different orientation and while rotating the device at the same time.
  • On Pixel 3 and 3a, users setting up devices after reset may not be able to activate a pSim service if the phone is currently using an eSIM service.

Top fixes to developer-reported issues

The following issues have been resolved in Android 11 Beta 1:

  • Some Pixel devices no longer encounter an issue that can cause them to restart arbitrarily. (Issue #156051650)
  • The Google Photos app no longer crashes when a user attempts to delete an image that was captured using some app other than the device's default camera app. (Issue #157444590)
  • The user's dark mode schedule is now honored properly by the system. (Issue#155169949)

Known issues: Android Enterprise

Based on our testing, you might encounter the following issues when using Android Enterprise on a device running Android 11 Beta 1. These issues are already known, so there’s no need to file additional reports for similar issues.

  • For apps installed in the personal profile, clicking Share > Switch to work profile sometimes launches the share menu with the Personal tab open rather than the Work tab. To work around this, open the Work tab manually.

Known issues: Android Auto

Based on our testing, you might encounter the following issues when using Android Auto on a device running Android 11 Beta 1. These issues are already known, so there’s no need to file additional reports for similar issues.

  • Users might experience an issue during Android Auto projection with audio routing. When a user is connected with Android Auto in the vehicle and playing music or using navigation, the audio may be played on the phone’s speaker instead of the vehicle speakers. We have fixed this issue internally and it will be available to you in the next Beta release.

Known issues: Bluetooth

  • In Android 11 Beta 1, the system incorrectly enforces Bluetooth privileged permission for RemoveBond. This can affect pairing, unpairing, and bond reset flows for Bluetooth devices, such as for Forget Watch on Wear OS devices. This issue will be addressed in an upcoming release and RemoveBond will then function as it did before.

Android 11 Developer Preview 4

Date: May 6, 2020
Build: RPP4.200409.015
Emulator support: x86 (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: May 2020
Google Play services: 20.12.14
API diff:

About Android 11 Developer Preview 4

Android 11 Developer Preview 4 is for developers only, to help with early development, testing, and feedback. Android 11 Developer Preview 3 is an early baseline build that’s still in active development, so the Android system and apps running on it may not always work as expected.

As with previous versions, Android 11 includes behavior changes to help improve performance, battery life, security, and privacy. In some cases, these can affect apps until they are updated to support Android 11, so you might see impacts ranging from minor issues to more significant functionality limitations. In general, most apps will work as expected, as will most APIs and features, but please review the known issues listed below to get a better idea of what to expect.

You can install this release on any Pixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, and Pixel 4/XL device for development and testing. You can also use the Android emulator or an Android Generic System Image (GSI). See Get Android 11 for details on how to get started.

General advisories

Please be aware of these general notes about the release:

  • This release may have various stability, battery, or performance issues on supported devices.
  • For users with accessibility needs, this release may not be appropriate for daily use.
  • Some apps may not function as expected when running on this release. This includes Google’s apps as well as other apps.
  • Android 11 Developer Preview builds are not Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) approved, but they have passed preliminary testing and provide a stable set of prerelease APIs for developers. Apps that depend on CTS-approved builds or use SafetyNet APIs might not work normally on Android 11 Developer Preview builds.
  • Android 11 Developer Preview builds are available on Pixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, and Pixel 4/XL devices.

User-facing issues

  • Face Unlock can no longer be set up on a device that is running Android 10 if the device was running the Android 11 Developer Preview and then was flashed back to Android 10.

Top fixes to developer-reported issues

The following developer-reported issues were fixed in Developer Preview 4:

  • The location services icon no longer shows in the status bar while location services are not in use. (Issue #150588106)
  • Icons in the status bar no longer run over the edge on certain devices. (Issue #154891225)

App compatibility changes

The following changes related to app compatibility are included in Developer Preview 4:

Known issues: Android Studio and tools

  • Version 30.0.0 RC4 of the Build Tools is not compatible with version 3.5.3 or lower of the Android Gradle plugin. This issue can cause problems with RenderScript and otherwise interfere with building apps. To work around this issue, upgrade your Android Gradle plugin to the latest version.

Known issues: Android Enterprise

Known issues: Android Auto

  • Users might experience an issue where the Android Auto icons on the bottom rail have incorrect orientation. We are aware of this issue and a fix will be included in the Android 11 Beta release. To work around this issue, try changing the phone’s orientation.
  • Some users are being prompted to set up Android Auto each time a USB cable is connected with the vehicle’s infotainment system, even when they dismiss the prompt. We are aware of this issue and it will be fixed in an upcoming Android Auto release.
  • Users might experience an issue where the Android Auto UI appears in night light mode if they have night light mode enabled on their device.

Android 11 Developer Preview 3

Date: April 23, 2020
Build: RPP3.200320.017
Emulator support: x86 (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: April 2020
Google Play services: 20.12.14
API diff:

About Android 11 Developer Preview 3

Android 11 Developer Preview 3 is for developers only, to help with early development, testing, and feedback. Android 11 Developer Preview 3 is an early baseline build that’s still in active development, so the Android system and apps running on it may not always work as expected.

As with previous versions, Android 11 includes behavior changes to help improve performance, battery life, security, and privacy. In some cases, these can affect apps until they are updated to support Android 11, so you might see impacts ranging from minor issues to more significant functionality limitations. In general, most apps will work as expected, as will most APIs and features, but please review the known issues listed below to get a better idea of what to expect.

You can install this release on any Pixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, and Pixel 4/XL device for development and testing. You can also use the Android emulator or an Android Generic System Image (GSI). See Get Android 11 for details on how to get started.

General advisories

Please be aware of these general notes about the release:

  • This release may have various stability, battery, or performance issues on supported devices.
  • For users with accessibility needs, this release may not be appropriate for daily use.
  • Some apps may not function as expected when running on this release. This includes Google’s apps as well as other apps.
  • Android 11 Developer Preview builds are not Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) approved, but they have passed preliminary testing and provide a stable set of prerelease APIs for developers. Apps that depend on CTS-approved builds or use SafetyNet APIs might not work normally on Android 11 Developer Preview builds.
  • Android 11 Developer Preview builds are available on Pixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, and Pixel 4/XL devices.

Top fixes to developer-reported issues

The following developer-reported issues were fixed in Developer Preview 3:

  • Calling the KeyGenerator.init() method no longer crashes with an InvalidAlgorithmParameterException (Issue #151969454).
  • There is no longer a delay for playing the corresponding sound when locking or unlocking a device (Issue #149975678).

App compatibility changes

The following changes related to app compatibility are included in Developer Preview 3:

  • Non-SDK API list (greylist) restrictions that were temporarily relaxed on a small number of methods used by OkHttp and related SDKs have been reinstated. If you are using OkHttp for your app, you should update to the latest version.
  • Starting in Developer Preview 3, apps targeting Android 11 that require access to device phone numbers must now request the READ_PHONE_NUMBERS permission, rather than the READ_PHONE_STATE permission. Apps that are targeting Android 10 (API level 29) or lower can still access phone numbers by requesting READ_PHONE_STATE.

Known issues: Android Enterprise

  • Normally there is a dialog that warns users that their work profile will be wiped if they enter an incorrect work profile passcode one more time. This dialog sometimes doesn't display.
  • Location access:

    • Recent location requests from work apps don’t appear in Settings > Location > Work.
    • Tapping a notification (for admin-enabled location access) shows app info for the wrong app. * Text selection in recent apps doesn’t work for work profile apps.
  • Setting the DISALLOW_CONFIG_TETHERING user permission also disables access to Wi-Fi settings.

  • If a work profile on a company-owned device was upgraded from Android 10, the profile doesn't enforce its previous user restrictions.

  • Work-profile restrictions that affect the device, such as airplane mode, aren’t saved when the device restarts or the work profile is turned off and on.

  • After suspending personal apps, the system doesn’t suspend the personal apps that are installed afterwards.

Known issues: Android Auto

  • Users might experience an issue where the Android Auto icons on the button rail are missing. If you encounter this issue, try changing the phone’s orientation.
  • Users might experience some issues when using Android Auto for the first time after upgrading to Android 11. For example, the First Run Experience (FRX) might reappear or the UI might be blank. To work around these issues, try updating all your Google apps from Play Store and then reboot your device.
  • Users might experience an issue where the Android Auto UI appears in night light mode if they have night light mode enabled on their device.

Android 11 Developer Preview 2

DP 2.1

Date: April 2, 2020
Build: RPP2.200227.014
Emulator support: x86 (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: April 2020
Google Play services: 20.06.15
API diff:

DP2

Date: March 18, 2020
Build: RPP2.200227.009
Emulator support: x86 (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: March 2020
Google Play services: 20.11.12
API diff:

Android 11 Developer Preview 2.1 (April 2020)

This minor update to Android 11 Developer Preview 2 includes the following fixes and changes:

  • 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.

About Android 11 Developer Preview 2

Android 11 Developer Preview 2 is for developers only, to help with early development, testing, and feedback. Android 11 Developer Preview 2 is an early baseline build that's still in active development, so the Android system and apps running on it may not always work as expected.

As with previous versions, Android 11 includes behavior changes to help improve performance, battery life, security, and privacy. In some cases, these can affect apps until they are updated to support Android 11, so you might see impacts ranging from minor issues to more significant functionality limitations. In general, most apps will work as expected, as will most APIs and features, but please review the known issues listed below to get a better idea of what to expect.

You can install this release on any Pixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, and Pixel 4/XL device for development and testing, or you can use the Android emulator. See Get Android 11 for details on how to get started.

General advisories

Please be aware of these general notes about the release:

  • This release may have various stability, battery, or performance issues on supported devices.
  • For users with accessibility needs, this release may not be appropriate for daily use.
  • Some apps may not function as expected when running on this release. This includes Google’s apps as well as other apps.
  • Android 11 Developer Preview builds are not Compatibility Test Suite (CTS)-approved, but they have passed preliminary testing and provide a stable set of pre-release APIs for developers. Apps that depend on CTS-approved builds might not work normally on Android 11 Developer Preview 1.
  • Android 11 Developer Preview builds are available on Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL.

Top fixes to developer-reported issues

The following developer-reported issues were fixed in Developer Preview 2:

  • The keyboard now appears after tapping Reply on a message in the notification shade (Issue #150028675).
  • After finishing a call, the phone no longer crashes and restarts (Issue #150117193).
  • When adjusting battery optimization settings, all apps are now listed (Issue #150185518).
  • getCurrentLocation() now returns correct location details on Pixel 4 XL devices (Issue #150151278).
  • The status bar and quick settings tile now correctly indicate when a Bluetooth audio device is connected (Issue #149871906).
  • LocationManager.requestLocationUpdates() now reports the location correctly from the network provider (Issue #149890393).
  • Downloads no longer hang when a user tries to download Pixel Sounds from Settings > Sounds > Ringtone - Notification - Alarm sounds (Issue #149874827).

App compatibility changes

The following changes related to app compatibility are included in Developer Preview 2:

  • Build.Version.RELEASE can no longer be a codename; it is now always the platform version that was most-recently released to the public. This change prevents apps from breaking if they have logic that performs checks using this field.

    When running on Android 11, apps can use the new Build.Version.RELEASE_OR_CODENAME field. When apps access this field, the system returns one of the following values:

  • Restricted read access to the APN database is now gated by target SDK version. Apps must now target Android 11 before they are affected by the change. To learn more, see the corresponding section in Behavior changes: Apps targeting Android 11.

Known issues: Android Platform

  • Developers who switch their app to target Android 11 can't run instrumented tests. Although this issue has already been resolved for future developer preview releases, you can work around this issue in Developer Preview 2 using one of the following methods:

    • Install your test app as force queryable using the --force-queryable flag.
    • Mark your test app force queryable in the manifest with <application android:forceQueryable="true" />.
    • Add your test package as queryable in the target's manifest:

      <manifest .../>
        <queries>
          <package android:name="<test package>" />
        </queries>
      </manifest>
      

Known issues: Android Enterprise

  • On Google Pixel 3a devices, the Google Services Terms of Service screen loops during NFC provisioning.
  • Locking or sleeping the device while provisioning a work profile can crash provisioning.
  • Work profile security challenge:

    • Max password failures and strong authentication timeout aren’t enforced.
    • Requests for users to set a new password for their work profile fail.
  • Location access:

    • Recent location requests from work apps don’t appear in Settings > Location > Work.
    • Tapping a notification (for admin-enabled location access) shows app info for the wrong app.
  • Text selection in recent apps doesn’t work for work profile apps.

  • Setting the user permission DISALLOW_CONFIG_TETHERING also disables access to Wi-Fi settings.

  • Admin-requested bugreports using requestBugreport() start but don’t finish.

  • If they were upgraded from Android 10, work profiles on company-owned devices don’t enforce their previous user restrictions.

  • Work-profile restrictions that affect the device, such as airplane mode, aren’t saved when the device restarts or the work is turned off and on.

  • After suspending personal apps, the system doesn’t suspend the personal apps which someone later installs.

Android 11 Developer Preview 1

DP 1.1

Date: March 4, 2020
Build: RPP1.200123.020
Emulator support: x86 (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: March 2020
Google Play services: 20.04.14
API diff:

DP1

Date: February 19, 2020
Build: RPP1.200123.016
Emulator support: x86 (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: March 2020
Google Play services: 20.04.14
API diff:

Android 11 Developer Preview 1.1 (March 2020)

This minor update to Android 11 Developer Preview 1 includes the following critical fixes and changes:

  • 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
    • Non-SDK API list (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 com.android.phone.
  • 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.

About Android 11 Developer Preview 1

Welcome to Android 11 Developer Preview! This release is for developers only, to help with early development, testing, and feedback. Android 11 Developer Preview 1 is an early baseline build that's still in active development, so the Android system and apps running on it may not always work as expected.

Android 11 includes behavior changes to help improve performance, battery life, security, and privacy. In some cases, these can affect apps until they are updated to support Android 11, so you might see impacts ranging from minor issues to more significant functionality limitations. In general, most apps will work as expected, as will most APIs and features, but please review the known issues listed below to get a better idea of what to expect.

You can install this release on any Pixel 2/XL, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 3a/XL, and Pixel 4/XL device for development and testing, or you can use the Android emulator. See Get Android 11 for details on how to get started.

General advisories

Please be aware of these general notes about the release:

  • This release may have various stability, battery, or performance issues on supported devices.
  • For users with accessibility needs, this release may not be appropriate for daily use.
  • Some apps may not function as expected when running on this release. This includes Google’s apps as well as other apps.
  • Android 11 Developer Preview builds are not Compatibility Test Suite (CTS)-approved, but they have passed preliminary testing and provide a stable set of pre-release APIs for developers. Apps that depend on CTS-approved builds might not work normally on Android 11 Developer Preview 1.
  • Android 11 Developer Preview builds are available on Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL.

Known issues: Android platform

SafetyNet Attestation

  • For the Developer Preview 1 builds on Pixel devices, SafetyNet approvals are still pending but they are expected soon. Apps that depend on SafetyNet attestation might not initially work, but as soon as the builds are approved, they should begin working normally.

Android Enterprise

  • On Google Pixel 3a devices, the Google Services Terms of Service screen loops during NFC provisioning.
  • Work profile security challenge:
    • Max password failures and strong authentication timeout aren’t enforced.
    • Requests for users to set a new work profile password fail.
    • UI text in the lock screen is incorrect.
    • Work profile lock pattern isn’t displayed as it’s entered.
    • Screen capture in the lock screen isn’t blocked.
  • Recent location requests from work apps don’t appear in Settings > Location > Work.
  • Work apps running in the foreground don’t re-open properly after the screen is shut off or the work profile lock screen times out.
  • Text selection in recent apps doesn’t work for work profile apps

Known issues: Android Studio and tools

  • To compile and use Android 11 SDK APIs, set the following in your app's build.gradle file:

    compileSdkVersion: 'android-R'
    buildToolsVersion: "30.0.0 rc1"
    targetSdkVersion: 'R'
    

Known issues: Android Auto

UI/UX

Users might experience intermittent UI/UX issues when using Android Auto on Android 11.

  • The icons on the Android Auto facet bar may overlap other icons.
  • The current time on the Android Auto UI may overlap with other items on the UI.
  • When the night light mode is activated on the Android device, it may also turn the Android Auto UI into night light mode.

Assistant

Users might experience intermittent Google Assistant issues when using Android Auto. However, these are not specific to Android 11.

  • When a user triggers Assistant either from the soft button on the Android Auto UI or from the hard button on the steering wheel, the Assistant voice plate may come up but it wont take any voice input from the user or may return an error that voice is unavailable or network connectivity is low.

Crashes

Users might experience intermittent crashes when using Android Auto. However, these are not specific to Android 11.

  • A crash on Android Auto may occur when the Bluetooth connection is being established between the car and the phone. This occurs after Android Auto projection is setup and the phone tries to pair and establish Bluetooth connection with the vehicle.
  • A crash on Android Auto may occur during connectivity when the USB connection happens before the car head unit has completely booted up.

Telephony

Users might experience intermittent telephony issues when using Android Auto on Android 11. Due to code refactoring on Android 11, there may be issues with telephony.

  • A user might experience an issue with being able to place or end phone calls when using Android Auto.

Users might experience intermittent navigation issues when using Android Auto on Android 11.

  • A user might experience an issue with being unable to end navigation on Android Auto.