The third Developer Preview of Android 11 reality. The DP3 was in fact made official by Google for Pixel smartphones and presents several new features and changes.
As is known, the Developer Preview released by BigG are designed for developers and manufacturers so that they can prepare for the next version of the operating system. According to the roadmap provided by Google for Android 11, the Developer Preview they should end in April, given that the launch of beta versions should begin in May. Therefore, it is reasonable to believe that the third Developer Preview, which has just been made official, is also the last.
The Android 11 DP3 is found in the build number RPP3.200230.017 and brings with it the security patches that refer to the month of April 2020. Owners of Pixel phones will receive an over-the-air (OTA) update that will inform of the arrival of the third developer preview.
As happened previously, the third Android 11 Developer Preview officially supported on Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
With DP3, Google has updated the "exit reason API" which allows users to rask for details on why an app was "deleted"taking into account the feedback received from users in the previous developer preview.
Also interesting is the introduction of the ADB Incremental, a feature aimed at developers working on APKs larger than 2 GB. Google claims that the installation of these large APKs with Android Debug Bridge (ADB) in Android 11 becomes ten times faster thanks to ADB Incremental. This feature is part of a "wide range of new tools" that Google is working on increase productivity of game developers.
Another novelty is the wireless debugging, which was also present in the previous developer preview: however, with the DP3 the experience has been simplified. Wireless debugging allows the phone to be connected wirelessly to the host computer, allowing developers to make changes more efficiently and preview it.
In addition, with the third Developer Preview, Google added GWP-ASan which detects memory errors among critical components without affecting system performance or on minimum overload. With this, developers can find and solve security problems within the memory.