Android 11, Beta 3, OEM

Google releases Android 11 Beta 2.5 fixing several bugs

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Google just released a fresh beta update to Android 11 as Version 2.5. The update is a small bug fixer which tries to take care of a number ofannoying bugs that we’ve heard about since Beta 2 fell earlier this month.

The update is a small one with some fixes for issues with the audio and the notification drawer. The release also fixes a flickering screen issue on some Pixel devices when the 90Hz Smooth Display mode was activated, which was visible on Pixel 4 and 4 XL.

The full change-log is listed below:


  • 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)

Sometime in August the third developer beta is scheduled to be the release candidate for the OS, too. This is when Google is launching the completed SDK to developers as well. Android 11 is expected to arrive in this year’s third trimester.