Android 14 QPR1 Beta 2 Arrives: What’s New

Google has already started Android 14 QPR1, even before the stable release, the first beta update was dropped a couple of weeks ago, and now, without wasting more time, the company has rolled out the second beta update for the devices. However, these updates will only be available for select compatible Pixel devices.

Devices that are eligible to get this update

These Pixel devices will get support for the new Android 14 QPR beta 2 update.

  • Pixel 5a
  • Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a
  • Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel 7a
  • Pixel Fold 
  • Pixel Tablet 

If you are thinking about the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, it is noted that these devices will not get beta updates and will get the last major update as Android 14 stable. On the other hand, Google hasn’t opened the beta program page for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro yet.

The latest Android 14 QPR 1 Beta 2 update is coming for Pixel devices with firmware version number U1B2.230922.006. The latest update also brought a new security patch in the form of October 2023, which was the same as that released for Pixel devices with the Android 14 stable update yesterday. The new update has a weight of 204MB on the Google Pixel 7 Pro.

Android 14 QPR 1 Beta 2 brings fixes

Google is rapidly preparing for its quarterly Pixel feature drop update, which is most likely to be introduced in December. The company has already released two new beta updates. According to the latest beta update, the company has made some fixes for the devices. In the latest beta update, the company has specifically brought improvements to the animations of the system and Bluetooth pairing and fixed issues that impacted stability and performance. For more details, you can check the official changelog below.

Android 14 QPR 1 Beta 2 official changelog

Top resolved issues

Android 14 QPR1 Beta 2 resolves the top issues that are described in the following sections and includes fixes for some issues that are not noted here.

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the Settings app to crash when a user accessed system Bluetooth settings after pairing a device.
  • Fixed an issue on some devices where the scrolling animation sometimes stuttered or paused.
  • Fixed various issues that were impacting system stability and performance.

Top open issues

See Top Open Issues for the latest list of top open issues that have been reported by developers.

Other known issues

Based on our testing, you might encounter the following issues when using Android 14 QPR1 Beta 2. These issues are already known, so there’s no need to file additional reports for similar issues.

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  • In some cases, after swapping SIM cards on a device, the device can’t connect to cellular service.
  • The battery level in the status bar sometimes displays as 0% temporarily.

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