That being said, Android 11 Developer Preview 3 was expected to be the least beta software before a stable release for the two phones. It turns out that’s not the case, though, as OnePlus decided to release Developer Preview 4 as well.
The next OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro Android 11 update will probably bring stable software
The next Android 11-based update for the two devices will probably be stable, though. We are expecting that to happen sometime this month, probably towards the end of it. We’re only guessing, though.
That being said, this Developer Preview 4 build does bring a number of changes. It weighs around 2.8GB, and it’s rolling out OTA to those of you who have Android 11 Developer Preview 3 installed.
OnePlus optimized display effects, and also the lagging issue under some settings. The stability of the Community app has been improved, while OnePlus also optimized the delayed response issue with the pull-down of the status bar.
The crash / reboot issue which tended to occur under some settings has also been fixed. The same goes for the all black issue with the status bar while using dark mode.
There was also a bug that prevented you to restart the phone after an OTA update, that has been fixed as well. The disabled ‘save’ feature in the screenshot screen has also been fixed.
The OnePlus Gallery app has also been tweaked as part of this update
OnePlus tweaked the Gallery app as well. It fixed the abnormal increase of brightness when entering the app. The incomplete screenshot issue has also been fixed.
In the OnePlus Shelf, the background of weather did not display sometimes, and that should no longer be the issue. The performance and stability of network transfers has also been improved.
OnePlus also introduced a number of improvements for Game space. It added gaming tools box for convenient switches of Fnatic mode, WeChat, QQ, and Screen Recorder.
The miss-touch prevention feature has also been added here. Once you enable this, you’ll need to swipe down from the top of the screen, then you’ll need to click, and the notification bar will pop out.
That is pretty much everything that OnePlus included in the changelog. Stable Android 11 for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro is coming, along with OxygenOS 11. We probably won’t see any more Android 11 Developer Previews.