While many of us anticipated that Google might release the stable Android 14 this week, the company persists in enhancing the upcoming Android version by releasing yet another incremental update. Today, Google kicks off the fifth beta of Android 14 packed with a ton of fixes. Read on to know all details about the Android 14 Beta 5 update.
As I said earlier, many of us were expecting the stable release of Android 14 this week, which also suggests that today’s build is most probably the last build in the beta channel. Google releases the fifth beta with the UPB5.230623.003 build number. It is a small incremental upgrade that weighs only 41MB in size.
Moving to the features and changes, then the fifth beta addresses the issue of more battery consumption during WiFi scanning, photos glitched with shadows, addresses launcher issues that was causing frequent crashes and other quality issues, blank wallpaper previews while changing the wallpaper, and many more.
Here’s the complete list of fixes coming with the Android 14 Beta 5.
Android 14 Beta 5 Fixes – List
- Fixed an issue where after unlocking a device using a PIN, TalkBack provides incorrect audio.
- Fixed an issue where Wi-Fi scanning was consuming too much battery.
- Fixed an issue where some pictures would glitch with extra shadow blocks.
- Fixed an issue where in some cases, the fingerprint sensor icon wouldn’t appear as expected.
- Fixed an issue where voice over Wi-Fi wasn’t enabled by default.
- Fixed an issue on Pixel Fold devices where the device loses antenna ranging session information and cannot recover it.
- Fixed an issue where an extraneous white bar would appear in some apps.
- Fixed a background color issue with the UI used to add a shortcut to the home screen.
- Fixed a launcher issue that was causing frequent crashes and other quality issues.
- Fixed an issue on Pixel tablets where user interaction during the transition from screen saver to low-light clock causes a SysUI crash.
- Fixed a Pixel Fold issue where tapping would fail to wake the device.
- Fixed a Pixel Fold issue where the system buttons would have inconsistent positions after folding and unfolding.
- Fixed an issue causing SysUI crashes when removing an app pair in landscape.
- Fixed an issue the launcher doesn’t fully render after setup.
- Fixed an issue where the system displayed an incorrect mobile connection type.
- Fixed an issue where navigating back to exit an app leads to users no longer being able to open the app.
- Fixed an issue where wallpaper previews were sometimes blank.
- Fixed an issue where the system theme changes from yellow to pink after rebooting.
- Fixed an overscroll issue with ScrollView.
- Fixed an issue where certain color palettes were difficult to see when the lock screen was activated.
- Fixed an issue where users couldn’t enable battery sharing if a work profile exists on the device.
- Fixed an issue where a tablet screen inappropriately turns off when docked.
- Fixed an issue where the device policy manager was preventing notifications from appearing.
- Fixed an issue where group notifications couldn’t be expanded.
- Fixed an issue where the lockscreen didn’t properly display the clock.
- Fixed various camera issues that were causing crashes and reductions in quality.
- Fixed an issue with power consumption during video playback.
- Fixed a Weather clock rendering issue.
- Fixed an issue where the lock screen customization preview didn’t match the end result.
- Fixed an issue that was causing the wallpaper selection screen to crash.
- Fixed an issue where Pixel devices weren’t connecting with some routers.
- Fixed a toast search result issue where the color was too similar with the background color.
- Fixed an issue where tapping a notification before using facial unlock does not open the notification.
- Fixed an issue on Pixel Fold where two clocks were displayed at the same time when in widescreen.
- Fixed an issue where widgets would overlap and stack incorrectly.
- Fixed an issue where closing the PiP window doesn’t stop YouTube playback.
- Fixed an issue with switching call audio sources.
- Fixed an issue where after unlocking a device, only the background appears.
- Fixed an issue with dragging folders to remove them.
Now if you own an eligible Pixel smartphone running on beta 4.1, then you can easily upgrade your Pixel smartphone to the incremental beta by navigating to the System Updates in Settings and then downloading the new beta.
If your phone is running on the Android 13 stable version and you want to try out the Android 14 beta, then you need to sign up for the Android Beta Program, see the process in this story. Make sure your phone is eligible for the Android 14, these are the eligible models – Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro.
You can also manually sideload the Android 14 beta on your Pixel phone, you can download the OTA builds for manual installation from this page.
Before updating your phone, make sure to take a backup of important data and also charge your phone to at least 50%.
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