After showcasing a bunch of useful features for Android devices at the annual global tech conference, CES, Google has now released the third beta of Android 14 QPR2 for Pixel devices. This new beta comes one month after the release of the second beta and two months after the initial beta launch.
The latest Android beta update is available for Pixel phones starting from the Pixel 5a 5G up through the new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Apart from the Pixel phones, the update is also available for Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet. Google pushed the incremental beta to eligible Pixel devices with the AP11.231215.007 build number.
The new update comes out with a big list of fixes and optimizations. You can easily update your Pixel device to the newest beta if already an Android Beta Program member, else, you can wait for the next feature drop scheduled for March. Here’s the complete list of fixes coming with Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3.
Developer and user-reported Issues – Fixes
- Fixed an issue where SPIR-V sequences of OpShiftLeft followed by OpShiftRight didn’t produce the expected results for ARM Vulkan driver versions 43.0 and 44.0. (Issue #314048080)
- Fixed issues that sometimes caused Bluetooth connections to be interrupted for some devices. (Issue #315324137, Issue #317798832)
- Fixed issues that sometimes caused a device to crash or become unresponsive after restarting. (Issue #317282987, Issue #316689583, Issue #316188779)
- Fixed issues that in some rare cases caused devices to reboot while in idle mode. (Issue #316903919, Issue #316557374)
- Fixed an issue that caused live wallpapers to stop animating. (Issue #312869160)
- Fixed an issue that prevented Google Assistant from activating in some cases. (Issue #311934282)
Other Resolved Issues
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused multi-finger gestures to stop working.
- Fixed an issue where the device’s screen didn’t initially turn on when the screen was double-tapped or the power button was pressed.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused higher than usual CPU usage during video playback.
- Fixed a system issue that sometimes caused poor audio quality or higher power consumption when making calls.
- Fixed an issue where the keyboard was always shown even if the “Swipe up to start search” setting was disabled in system settings.
- Fixed an issue where sometimes when a user unlocked the device using their fingerprint, there was no haptic feedback.
- Fixed an issue for Pixel Fold devices where sometimes after a user unlocked the device while it was folded, the inner display didn’t turn on after unfolding the device.
- Fixed various issues that were impacting system stability, performance, connectivity, camera, and accessibility.
If you want to try out the Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3, then you can join the Android Beta Program. Once upgraded to the new beta, you can use the Android Beta Feedback app to submit problems or issues available on the beta.
You can manually sideload the upgrade your phone to the beta, visit this page to download the Factory images and this page to get the OTA files. Make sure to take a backup before sideloading the new software.
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