Google releases first Android 12 developer preview firmware update alongside several bug fixes

by Ashish

As per the trend, Google releases its new version of Android every year. The company has announced the Android 11 back in 2020 with a bunch of new upgrades over the last year which can be seen in the UI of any device running this latest version.

While Android 11 is yet to roll out for several smartphones, the company has already started preparations for testing a bunch of new and exciting features that we will see in this upcoming major upgrade.

Last month, Google has announced the first developer preview of the upcoming Android 12 that shows a series of new and exciting changes coming for Android phones. The next Android update will bring features such as Material next design, New Accent Color, new Notification changes, quick settings, and much more. READ MORE

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Now as per the latest information, the first developer preview of the Android 12 is now getting a new update which comes with some fixes. It’s version 1.1 that brings several bug fixes, to address crashes, reboots, and battery drain issues.

Besides the fixes, the update also security improvements with March 2021 security patch which is rolling out for the Pixel device. It is important to note that it’s not a beta update and currently under works so it is unstable so be careful while installing it on your device.

The latest 1.1 version of the developer preview comes along with a negligible update size of 5MB and the developers can download it by heading towards Settings on their phones and go to the Check for update option in the software update section.

Android 12 Developer Preview 1.1 (March 2021) [Changelog]:

This minor update to Android 12 Developer Preview 1 includes the following fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where on some devices, the device intermittently disconnected from Wi-Fi even when the Wi-Fi signal was strong.
  • Fixed an issue where on some devices, the device displayed a “System UI keeps stopping” message if the user tried to take a screenshot by pressing Power + Volume Down from the Lock screen.
  • Fixed an issue with partial wake locks that could cause excessive battery drain.
  • Fixed an issue where a device’s fingerprint reader could become unresponsive when the device was suspended, requiring the user to unlock their device using another method.
  • Fixed an issue where the Settings app could crash if the user tried to access app notification settings.
  • Fixed an issue where the system UI could freeze after the user updated the device.
  • Fixed an issue where the CellBroadcastReceiver app could not obtain the android.permission.BROADCAST_CLOSE_SYSTEM_DIALOGS permission, causing emergency alerts to crash.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause some devices to reboot intermittently.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause some devices to reboot after the user unlocked the device using their PIN.

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