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Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 Released: New Features and Bug Fixes

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Google separately brings more new changes for its Pixel devices through quarterly platform releases. With these updates, the company always tries to give some extra bug fixes and a new feature to the Pixel users, which makes them always excited and engaged in its ecosystem. And to make this a continuation, Big G is moving forward and releasing QPR2 beta 1 software.

Google quickly introduced the Android 14 QPR2 beta 1 update

Based on the previous quarterly platform releases, the company always goes for the utmost 3 beta updates, then after releasing the stable update, it goes forward, but this time, the company has introduced the next quarterly platform update, Android 14 QPR2 beta 1, directly. Earlier, it released the Android 14 QPR1 beta 2.2 update. However, the company will also provide a stable update for the first QPR in the next month.

Android 14 Battery Drain Issues Addressed by Google’s Timely Update

Coming to the latest Android 14 QPR2 beta 1 update, as per the information, the latest update is coming with a lot of bug fixes that will improve the functioning of the devices; more specifically, the latest firmware will fix issues related to package manager, resolve installation problems, and make 5G connectivity more improved. Along with this, the company has also shared the known issues that are still not resolved.

For your information, the latest update is available for select pixel devices, including the Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel Fold, as well as the Android Emulator. It also includes the latest security patch, which comes in the form of a November 2023 patch.

The latest software update carries different firmware version numbers. Pixel 5a comes with firmware version number AP11.231020.013, while Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro devices come with firmware version number AP11.231020.014. Additionally, for other Pixel devices, it comes with a different firmware version, AP11.231020.013.A1. If you want more information, check the official changelog below.

Android 14 QPR2 beta 1 official changelog

Top resolved issues

Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 resolves the top issues that are described in the following list and includes fixes for some issues that are not noted here.

  • I fixed an issue that caused the package manager to crash when installing some apps. (Issue #303849830)
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented users from submitting feedback using the Android Beta Feedback app. (Issue #307592531)
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented a device from connecting to a 5G network when it was available. (Issue #306294357)

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 QPR2 Beta 1. These issues are already known, so there’s no need to file additional reports for similar issues.

Android platform

  • An issue with some apps that use the meta-data element unconventionally prevents these apps from being installed by the system.
  • Sometimes, when a user unlocks the device using their fingerprint, there is no haptic feedback.
  • For Pixel Fold devices, sometimes after a user unlocks the device while it’s folded, the inner display doesn’t turn on after unfolding the device.

Google Apps

  • The Assistant The Glance widget sometimes displays weather information for the wrong location.

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Google released the Pixel feature drop in June 2024 for its Pixel devices

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Google aggressively updates Pixel device lineups, including smartphones and tablets. To get new features and improvements, the company follows the Quarterly release program, where initially, it provides testing updates to eligible users and then provides new stable updates publicly. Following the same trend, the company has started rolling out its third Pixel drop update for its devices; let’s explore it.

June 2024 Pixel drop update 

With the June 2024 Pixel drop update, many new features exist, including Gemini nano, summarize in recorder, and connected displays. With the latest update, it has improved the HDR+frame selection. Now, you will get a manual lens selection option to handle the smartphone camera professionally. It has brought a doorbell notification: if your pixel tablet can give you a snapshot of who is at your front door, you can talk to them and receive a quick response. To explore all the latest features in detail, you can check the official changelog here.

Availability of the update for pixel devices

Google’s latest Pixel drop update will be available to select Pixel devices, including Pixel 8 series, pixel 7 series, Pixel 6 series, Pixel 5a, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel Fold. However, it is worth noting that the feature’s availability will vary from device to device; if you have any of the smartphones mentioned above, you can check the feature’s availability with this link. It is worth noticing that the latest update also brings a new June 2024 security patch level.


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Despite Android 14 Launch, Android 13 Remains Most Used

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Google shared the Android release number last time in October 2023, when Android 13 was crowned first place with a newly released Android 14. Now again, the metrics of the most-used Android versions in 2024 get updated. 

Despite the fact that it has already been seven months since the Android 14 release, Android 13 is still the most used Android version. Android 11, Android 12, and even Android 10 have surpassed the latest stable version of Android, which now holds the fifth place. The last will not always be the first. When it comes to the distribution of Android versions, the most recent version, Android 14, unfortunately does not rank first or second, but instead falls to the bottom of the Top 5.

This is being speculated as Google has finally updated the Android version distribution panel, hidden within Android Studio for a few years now. After calculating the appropriate calculations, the results show that Android 14 is on only 13% of mobile phones, a somewhat low figure considering that seven months have already passed since its launch.

If the statistics are to be believed, the most used version of Android is still Android 13, with 20.9% of the total. Since October 2023, which is the last time Google shared the data, Android 13 has dropped only 1.5%. The result is strange since it showcases that the second most used version is Android 11, holding a share of 19.0% instead of Android 12, with 14.7%. 

Jumping on the five-year-old ‘Android 10’, which has a greater market share than Android 14, The “good” news is that the versions before Oreo are gently retiring, counting up to a total of 4.6%. Versions before Marshmallow and runtime permissions arrived are presented in only 1.2% of all active Android phones. We are mentioning the Android versions with their shares. – 

  • Android 13 (20.9%)
  • Android 11 (19.0%)
  • Android 12 (14.7%)
  • Android 10 (13.6%)
  • Android 14 (13.0%)
  • Android 9 Pie (8.4%)
  • Android 8 Oreo (5.8%)
  • Android 7 Nougat (2.0%)
  • Android 6 Marshmallow (1.4%)
  • Android 5 Lollipop (0.9%)

Also, Android onwards accounts for 81.2% of the total. These versions receive changes and new features, such as updates to the Google Play system or Google services. 


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Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2 Update: Network Fixes and Better System Stability

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Google is working towards the development of Android 15, but it is not only focused on the upcoming new Android iteration; at the same time, it is also bringing new features for the pixel devices with the Android 14 QPR updates.

For your information, the QPR update stands for Quarterly Platform Release, which aims to bring new functionalities and improvements for the Pixel device on a quarterly basis. In each quarter, the company provides beta updates and then offers public updates after testing the features. Like with the late Android 14 QPR 3 beta 2.2, the company has brought some new fixes.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2: What’s new? 

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2 brings some new fixes that will improve the overall functionality of the devices. According to the changelog, the latest update will fix the issue related to mobile phones halting connectivity even on the best networks. Along with this, the update has also made improvements for making the device more stable while using different functions.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2: official changelog

This minor update to Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 includes the following fixes:


The update is live for all the eligible Google Pixel devices, including the Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. However, it will only be available to those users who haven’t joined the Android 15 beta program.


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