Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1 arrives before stable release: What you need to know

Google has released a new Android system update for Pixel devices. The latest update belongs to the quarterly platform release. It is generally available after the stable release after the availability of the latest Android OS. But this time Googlehas bought it before the stable Android 14.

Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1: What’s New

As we discussed, it is a platform release, so it is expected to bring some new fixes to improve the experience of Pixel users. And as per the changelog, the update is completely dedicated to it. The latest update is coming with firmware version number U1B1.230908.003. It is using September 2023 as a security patch.

According to the official release notes, issues related to the system UI, recording view, rebooting, and alarms are now fixed. Additionally, one new feature is available for testing: large-screen user per-app overrides. For details, you can see the full official changelog below.

The complete changelog of Android 14 QPR 1 Beta 1

  • I fixed an issue where the system UI sometimes crashed after notifications were posted or interacted with.
  • Fixed an issue that caused devices to crash in some cases.
  • I fixed an issue that caused the recording view to freeze while recording video.
  • Fixed an issue where a device sometimes couldn’t be interacted with after rebooting.
  • I fixed an issue where device alarms were sometimes reset after installing a system update.

Along with these fixes, Google has also fixed some more issues that are causing some internal problems that are not described here.

Android 14 QPR1 Beta1 eligibility

According to the official page, there are nine Pixel devices that are eligible for the latest beta update, including the Google Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, and Pixel Tablet. The latest beta update will be available for those users who are allowed to register their devices for the Android beta program. To join the new Android 14 QPR beta, you can visit the official source by clicking on this link.

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