Two weeks back, Google officially announced the first beta of Android 14, which is obviously a usable beta but still it is a very early beta of the upcoming Android OS. So, yes, it has some issues and to address these issues, Google has started rolling out the Android 14 beta 1.1 patch to the Pixel phones. The incremental patch comes with several fixes, read along to know all details about the latest patch.
The incremental beta labels as UPB1.230309.017 on all Pixel phones, if you own a Pixel 6 series phone that uses Verizon as a carrier then the build number is UPB1.230309.017.A1. As a small gradual upgrade, it requires only 7.67MB of data for downloading the new patch fix update. You can quickly upgrade your Pixel phone to the latest patch beta.
Apart from that, the upgrade comes with a newer monthly security patch, the Verizon carrier Pixel 6 series phones receive the new software with March 2023 security patch. Whereas all other eligible phones get the incremental beta with April 2023 security patch.
Moving to the list of fixes, then the Android 14 beta 1.1 patch addresses the System UI crashing issue when trying to access Wallpaper & Style screen, mobile network not showing in the status bar, SIM detection issues, fingerprint unlocking issues, as well as the issue where lock screen displays a message when Smart Lock is enabled.
Here’s the complete release notes shared by Google on the Android Developer site.
- Fixed an issue where the system UI crashed when trying to access the Wallpaper & Style screen either through the Settings app, or by long-pressing from the home screen. (Issue #277938424)
- Fixed some issues that prevented fingerprint unlock from being used. (Issue #272403537)
- Fixed an issue where the status bar did not display the mobile network. (Issue #277892134)
- Fixed an issue that prevented a SIM card or eSIM from being detected or activated in some cases. (Issue #278026119)
- Fixed an issue where the lock screen displayed a message with an unresolved string placeholder when Smart Lock was enabled. (Issue #278011057)
Now if you own an eligible Pixel smartphone running on the first beta, 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 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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