Google has rolled out a new Android 14 beta 3 update for the selected Pixel devices, including Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7. Earlier beta updates are only limited to the above-mentioned devices, but the latest one is now also available for the Pixel 7a.
This Beta update will be the new milestone for the developing cycle of Android 14; after this, there will be one more beta update available. In case you don’t know about the last software iteration of Android 14 development, you can refer to these links Android 14 Developer Preview, Android 14 Developer Preview 2, Android 14 Beta 1, and Android 14 Beta 2 sequentially.
Coming to the latest update, Android 14 Beta 3 is the latest addition in the development, it comes with some new changes in accessibility features, such as non-linear scaling up to 200%, and there will be an option to give partial access to photos and videos to apps, new animation support in gesture navigation which will give you smooth expect of navigating.
Being a beta update, it will be available for those users who have already enrolled in the Android 14 beta program. In case you want to experience the update but didn’t enrol in the beta program, then you can still enroll in it through this link.
As said earlier, Google is following a roadmap of Android 14 and pushing all related updates on time, so the company is expected to release the Android 14 stable update between July and August. So it is worth knowing that the update will be available publicly for every user after the stable release.
Android 14 Beta 3 Complete Changelog:
- Fixed issues that prevented Wi-Fi calling from being enabled for some devices and carriers. (Issue #277964472)
- Fixed an issue that caused Direct My Call interactions to fail in some cases where they would normally work. (Issue #278252154)
- Fixed system issues that caused unnecessary power consumption in some cases.
- Fixed system stability issues that caused UI jank in some cases.
- Fixed an issue that caused the system Settings app to crash while setting the wallpaper.
- Fixed an issue with the system UI that could cause a GPU hang, leading to “Application Not Responding” (ANR) errors.
- Fixed a system issue that could sometimes cause a device’s GPS services to stop working until the device was rebooted.
- Fixed issues with the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) that could prevent devices from being able to make Wi-Fi calls in some cases.
- Fixed an issue where a blank screen displays after selecting the “Message” option for a recent caller in the Google Phone app.
- Fixed an issue where while 3-button navigation was enabled for a device, putting Google Maps into picture-in-picture mode made the picture-in-picture window disappear.
- Fixed an issue where locking and unlocking a device while playing a video in the Google TV app could cause the device to freeze.
- Fixed an issue with Android Auto where some users could be asked to re-pair Bluetooth.
- Fixed issues with Health Connect, including the following issues and other API and system behaviors:
- An issue where the system back button stopped working while Health Connect integration was in progress.
- An issue where the Route Permissions screen would sometimes freeze.
- An issue where Health Connect sometimes couldn’t be accessed in system settings.
- An issue where the data category page of Health Connect was missing some permission types when a filter was applied.
- An issue with the Credential Manager platform APIs causes instability in apps that use them. A fix is available in the latest preview version of the Android 14 SDK, which developers can install using Android Studio. Developers who previously installed a preview version of the Android 14 SDK should completely uninstall the previous version and then reinstall the SDK to apply the fix.
- An issue with the system UI sometimes causes the screen to flicker when a video is playing or an app is using in picture-in-picture mode.
- In some cases, video continues playing in the background even after closing an app if the video was playing in picture-in-picture mode when it was closed.
- A video that is playing in picture-in-picture mode stops playing abruptly if the back gesture is used within the PiP settings screens.
- A system issue can sometimes cause the Android System Intelligence service to crash.
- When using a device with a work profile, the Google Play Store app in the work profile hangs or crashes when launched.
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