Google developers recently released the release of the third trial version of the open mobile platform Android 11, in which some changes and some news are added Compared to the first and second Android 11 trial versions.
And it is that despite the great problem that developers face due to Covid-19, this has not stopped them from continuing with the development of what will be the next version of Android from their homes.
On the subject the developers share:
Our teams, like all of you, continue to get used to a new normal. For many of us, that means working from living rooms, kitchens, patios, and bedrooms.
So, from our homes to yours, we wanted to take a moment to share our latest developer preview for Android 11. This update includes bug fixes and a set of developer productivity improvements.
Main changes in Andrioid 11 Developer Preview 3
Among the changes that were made in this new test version, compared to the previous two, we can find that se has added an API to get information about the reasons for the program termination, allowing you to determine whether the program was terminated at the user's initiative, as a result of a crash, or was forcibly terminated by the operating system. The API also allows you to evaluate the state of a program immediately before completion.
Another change was the inclusion of GWP-ASan, a heap memory analyzer which allows you to find and fix problems caused by insecure memory handling.
GWP-ASan with minimal overhead, analyzes memory allocation operations and identifies anomalies. By default, GWP-ASan is enabled for platform executables and system applications. Applying a GWP-ASan to your applications requires a separate enablement.
Regarding the novelties, it stands out that eThe system debugging mode was completely redesigned with the launch of ADB over a wireless connection.
That unlike debugging with a TCP / IP connection, lDebugging over Wi-Fi does not require a cable to set up and can remember pairings of previously made devices. The plans also include the implementation of a simpler pairing scheme for the QR code displayed in Android Studio.
Also, an incremental mode of installing APK packages has been added ("Adb install –incremental") to the ADB (Android Debug Bridge) utility, which allows to significantly speed up the installation of large programs, like games, during their development.
The essence of the mode is that during installation, first, the parts of the package necessary for launch are transferred and the rest are loaded in the background, without blocking the ability to run the program.
For example, when installing APK files larger than 2GB in the new mode, the startup time can be reduced by 10 times. So far, incremental installs only work on Pixel 4 and 4XL devices for launch, number of supported devices will be expanded.
It is also mentioned that lThe tools to audit data access were updated, this in order to allow the analysis of which user data the application accesses and after which user actions, in addition to the fact that some audit API calls were renamed.
Finally, if you are interested in knowing more about the details of this launch, you can consult them In the following link.
For those who are interested in being able to evaluate the new capabilities of the platform, they can get this new preliminary test version, from the following devices to which a ready-made compilation is already offered: Pixel 2/2 XL, Pixel 3/3 XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL and Pixel 4/4 XL. For those who installed the trial version above, an OTA update is provided.
Finally, the launch of the stable version of Android 11 is expected to be released in the third quarter of this year.