Android 11 Beta 1.5 brings Google Pay fix and more minor updates

Android 11 Beta 1.5 brings Google Pay fix and more minor updates

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Android 11 Beta 1 was released last week and like most beta software it has its fair share of bugs. Today, Google is addressing some of those issues with a “minor” update. Android 11 Beta 1.5, as Google calls it, brings a few noteworthy fixes, including good news for Google Pay users.

One of the biggest issues people had with Android 11 Beta 1 was the inability to use contactless payments through Google Pay. This is a fairly common issue with Android beta releases, but it’s annoying nonetheless. Google said a fix would be coming soon and it appears it is in today’s update. Check out the full changelog below:

General

  • Devices no longer crash (reboot) while using gesture navigation to switch apps in different orientations while rotating the device at the same time.
  • On Pixel 3 and 3a, users setting up devices after reset can now activate a pSim service if the phone is currently using an eSIM service.
  • Fixed issues that users were having when using contactless payments through Google Pay.

Bluetooth

  • The system no longer incorrectly enforces the Bluetooth privileged permission for RemoveBond. This resolves issues that could affect pairing, unpairing, and bond reset flows for Bluetooth devices, such as for Forget Watch on Wear OS devices.

Google also notes that there are several issues with Android Auto in Android 11 Beta 1.5, so you may want to avoid it if that’s something you use a lot. If you’re already using a Pixel device enrolled in the Android Beta program you’ll get this update automatically. We’ll also add links to the factory images, OTA files, and GSIs in the chart below.

DeviceOTAFactory Image
Pixel 2LinkLink
Pixel 2 XLLinkLink
Pixel 3LinkLink
Pixel 3 XLLinkLink
Pixel 3aLinkLink
Pixel 3a XLLinkLink
Pixel 4LinkLink
Pixel 4 XLLinkLink

GSI Downloads

x86+GMSLink
ARM64+GMSLink
x86_64Link
ARM64Link

Source: Google