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Released to patrons on April 7, 2021 and publicly on April 15.

This version is focused on improving performance. It also augments the back navigation gesture with machine learning.


  • April security patch
  • Machine learning back gesture from Android 12 (better accuracy and adaptive sensitivity)
  • Improved overall system performance
  • Up to 18% faster app, menu, and screen opening
  • 16% faster screenshot capturing
  • Up to 4x faster low-level memory management
  • Empirical optimizations throughout many different layers of the system
  • Faster image loading and saving (PNG and JPEG)
  • Compiled with the latest Clang 12 toolchain from Android 12
  • Updated UI fonts
  • Updated WebView to Chromium 89 (LineageOS)
  • Preparation for Pixel 4 and 4 XL support
  • Pixel 2: Fixed updating without wiping data


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