Google is constantly rolling out new firmware updates for its beta testers. The company is in full focus on developing Android 14, the next big Android update. Currently, it is receiving the fifth beta update, which we can say will be the final platform stability. Previously, Google predicted that it would release the stable update after July platform stability, but then the company expanded it to August and now releases one more update as Android 14 beta 5.1.
The latest beta update doesn’t bring any major changes, but it comes with some fixes for issues that appeared after beta 5. As usual, the new beta update is also available for several Pixel devices, starting with the Google Pixel 4a and 5G to the most recent Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet.
The latest beta update is most likely the last update for the platform’s stability. As the 5.1 beta comes with some fixes that aim to resolve the issues present in beta 5, If it will be the last version update, then it is expected that Google will release the public update in August or September.
The new Android 14 beta 5.1 update is now available for Pixel smartphone users with firmware version UPB5.230623.005. While the recent Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet are getting the update with different version numbers, UPB5.230623.005.A1, The new update is coming with the same August 2023 security patch.
Android 14 beta 5.1 official release notes
- fixed an issue that caused the system to stop detecting a SIM card if Fixed Dialing Number (FDN) features were enabled.
- Fixed an issue that caused connectivity interruptions for devices with carriers using 5G standalone (SA) mode.
- Fixed an issue for some devices where a blank home screen displayed after unlocking the device.
- Fixed a performance issue by temporarily disabling feather-styled live wallpaper on Pixel Fold. The live wallpaper version will be reenabled after the other underlying issues are fixed.
How to Install the Latest Update
As said earlier, Android 14 beta 5.1 is available on the above Pixel devices. As this is a beta update, it is necessary to register your device with the Android beta program. You can easily do this by visiting this link. Once you register your device, you will start getting the update on your device, and you can easily update it via system settings.
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