Android 14 QPR3 2.1 beta addresses multiple bugs

Google has just released an incremental beta of quarterly platform release for Pixel devices. The latest beta is labeled as Android 14 QPR3 2.1. Although, this is a minor patch, still addresses a bunch of issues reported by users and communities all over the world. Read on to explore more details about the new update.

Today’s update goes live for Pixel 5a and newer devices, the list also includes the Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet. Google kicks off the new software update with the AP21.240305.005 build number. If your Pixel phone is already running on the Android 14 QPR3 beta, then you will receive the incremental OTA on your device in a matter of time.

Moving to the changes, then beta 2.1 addresses the Pixel launcher crashing issues, the charging issue for Pixel tablets when connected to the dock, the bottom swipe gesture bug, the crashed notification layout on the lock screen, and many more.

Here’s the complete list of bugs resolved in Android 14 QPR3 2.1 beta.

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused a device’s launcher to crash when trying to view recent apps. (Issue #328803294)
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented Pixel Tablet devices from charging while connected to the dock. (Issue #299800125)
  • Fixed an issue where swiping up from the bottom of the screen didn’t always return to the home screen.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the layout of notifications on the lock screen to display with additional padding.
  • Fixed various issues that were causing frequent “Application not responding” errors for both system and user apps.
  • Fixed an issue where swiping down from the top of the screen didn’t always show the notification shade.
  • Fixed an issue for Pixel Fold devices where sometimes when the device was unfolded, only half of the inner screen displayed content.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented a user’s wallpaper settings from being backed up properly.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes stopped the “Quick Tap to start actions” gesture from working.
  • Fixed various other issues that were impacting system stability, performance, connectivity, interactivity, and camera.

If you own a compatible Pixel smartphone, 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 check for the software updates by navigating to Settings > System > System updates.

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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