Android 14 QPR1 Stable Update Released with December 2023 security patch


Google has bought multiple software updates for Pixel devices. Earlier, it rolled out the massive feature drop for the device, and now, for further development for the users who have joined the QPR program, it has started releasing the Android 14 QPR1 stable update, which has brought several new features for the Pixel devices.

For your information, the latest Android 14 QPR 1 stable update is available for select Pixel devices, including the Pixel 5a and Pixel 6. Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold, Pixel 8, and Pixel 8 Pro The latest update has brought several new fixes for different functions.

The latest update is coming with the December 2023 security update, which will bring new security enhancements to Pixel devices as well as eradicate bugs that are found in several features, including audio, battery and changing, biometrics, Bluetooth, cameras, and many more. If you want to explore the fixes, you can check the official changelog below.

Google Pixel update December 2023 changelog

Apps

  • General improvements for stability or performance with certain system apps [1]

Audio

  • Fix for users facing issues pairing a hearing aid with their phone during calls under certain conditions

Battery and Charging

  • General improvements for charging and battery usage [2]

Biometrics

  • Fix fingerprint issues on the first attempt when the always-on display is enabled under certain conditions [3].

Bluetooth

  • Fix the issue causing Bluetooth Discovery to stop functioning under certain conditions.
  • Fix the issue causing Bluetooth to stop functioning under certain conditions.

Camera

  • General improvements for camera stability under certain conditions

Display and Graphics

  • Fix the issue causing emoji icons to be rendered brighter than the rest of the adjacent content [1].
  • Fix the issue causing visual artifacts while scrolling on the home screen under certain conditions [1].
  • Fix for users getting a green flash when using the phone in certain conditions
  • General improvements to display stability

Framework

  • General improvements for system stability and performance in certain conditions

Location and GPS

  • Fix the issue causing GPS instability under certain conditions.

Sensors

  • Fix for phone vibrating continuously in certain conditions *[3]

System

  • Fix the issue causing third-party apps to crash on start-up in certain conditions.
  • Fix the issue with battery charging notifications in certain conditions.

Telephony

  • Fix for voice over Wi-Fi calls to fail in certain conditions
  • General improvements for network connection stability and performance in certain conditions

User Interface

  • Fix the black bar at the bottom of the display after changing the screen saver in certain conditions [4].
  • Fix the black screen in certain conditions [1].
  • Fix for certain users unable to share videos, screenshots, or documents under certain conditions: [4]
  • Fix for custom clock reset to default in certain conditions
  • Fix for email notification overlays that are not removed in certain conditions
  • Fix for empty home screen post-unlocking via fingerprint in certain conditions
  • Fix for home screen blank background post-unlocking in certain conditions [4]
  • Fix the incorrect date or time shown in the status bar in certain conditions.
  • Fix the issue causing Quick Settings tiles to not activate under certain conditions.
  • Fix the issue causing the clock and temperature to overlap on the At a Glance lock screen.
  • Fix the issue with blank notifications in certain conditions.
  • Fix for messages: SMS icon not showing in certain conditions
  • Fix for missing icons post-unlocking via fingerprint in certain conditions
  • Fix for missing mobile icons in certain conditions when multiple SIMs are used
  • Fix for unable to unlock device in certain conditions *[5]
  • Fix for wallpaper on home screen showing black in certain conditions
  • Fix for the Wi-Fi icon not displaying in certain conditions
  • General improvement to the setup wizard flow pertaining to the navigation mode selection [1]
  • General improvements for performance and memory management in certain UI transitions
  • General improvements for performance and stability in certain UI transitions and animations
  • General improvements for system stability and performance in certain conditions

Wi-Fi

  • General improvements for Wi-Fi stability and performance in certain conditions

It is worth noting that this time Google has also released several new features under the Pixel drop in December 2023. So if you want to explore all the features, you can check out our dedicated article. If you want to get started with new software, click the download links below according to your preference:

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