Android 11 only debuted a few weeks ago, bringing some great improvements to the operating system, but there at least one glitch affecting Pixels…
Earlier this month, Google finally released Android 11 for Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme phones. Since then, it’s gone out to even more mobile devices. With it, users now enjoy improved device and media controls, the ability to manage conversations in one place, have more control over privacy, as well as access to built-in screen recording. But, it appears there’s an annoying flaw that seems to be exclusive to Pixel phones.
Android 11 Bug Breaks Multitasking on Pixel Phones
The bug is irritating Pixel owners who are noticing that it effectively breaks multitasking. It is especially frustrating people who swipe up to the recent app switcher. Doing so stops the UI from displaying the usual carousel of recently opened applications. Some people are even seeing the phone snap back with a strange zoom-in effect that prevents them from opening apps.
This bizarre Android 11 glitch is primarily (if not only) affecting Pixel devices, including the 2, 3, 4, and 4a, too. Some have posted a “fix” that temporarily causes the flaw to disappear, by locking and then unlocking their phones. Of course, that’s not a long-term solution. Fortunately, Google is aware of the problem. The Issue team posted, “The issue reported here has been fixed and it will be available in a future release.”