Google is continuing its feature development program with the Android 14 QPR2, an exclusive platform release for Pixel devices that brings some new features directly from the search giant. It always introduces this on a quarterly basis, first providing the test builds, then providing the stable one as a feature drop update, just as recently it provided the December 2023 feature drop update for Pixel devices. Now, the company is moving forward with a second feature drop update with the new beta 3 update.
Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3: What’s new?
This is the third version of the Android 14 QPR2 program, which is coming with some top new fixes that resolve issues related to Bluetooth, live wallpapers, Google Assistant, etc.
Additionally, it has also addressed some issues related to fingerprints, power button functioning, video playback, poor audio quality, and many more. To get more information, you can check the official changelog below.
Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3 official changelog
The top issues resolved
- Fixed an issue where SPIR-V sequences of OpShiftLeft followed by OpShiftRight didn’t produce the expected results for ARM Vulkan driver versions 43.0 and 44.0. (Issue #314048080)
- Fixed issues that sometimes caused Bluetooth connections to be interrupted for some devices. (Issue #315324137, Issue #317798832)
- Fixed issues that sometimes caused a device to crash or become unresponsive after restarting. (Issue #317282987, Issue #316689583, Issue #316188779)
- Fixed issues that, in some rare cases, caused devices to reboot while in idle mode. (Issue #316903919, Issue #316557374)
- Fixed an issue that caused live wallpapers to stop animating. (Issue #312869160)
- Fixed an issue that prevented Google Assistant from activating in some cases. (Issue #311934282)
Other resolved issues
- I fixed an issue that sometimes caused multi-finger gestures to stop working.
- Fixed an issue where the device’s screen didn’t initially turn on when the screen was double-tapped or the power button was pressed.
- I fixed an issue that sometimes caused higher than usual CPU usage during video playback.
- I fixed a system issue that sometimes caused poor audio quality or higher power consumption when making calls.
- Fixed an issue where the keyboard was always shown even if the “Swipe up to start search” setting was disabled in system settings.
- Fixed an issue where sometimes when a user unlocked the device using their fingerprint, there was no haptic feedback.
- Resolved an issue where the inner display of Pixel Fold devices would occasionally fail to turn on after unfolding, following the user’s unlocking of the device while it was folded.
- Fixed various issues that were impacting system stability, performance, connectivity, camera, and accessibility.
Top open issues
Refer to the top open issues for the most up-to-date list of reported issues by developers.
There are other known issues
Based on our testing, you might encounter the following issues when using Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3. These issues are already known, so there’s no need to file additional reports for similar issues.
With the firmware version number AP11.231215.007, it also includes the latest security patch in the form of the January 2024 security patch. It comes in a software package of 336MB. However, the latest update will only be available to users who have already enrolled their devices in the beta program. If you haven’t participated in the program yet, you still have a chance to do so by enrolling your device via this link.
It is worth noticing that select Pixel devices are eligible for the beta program, including Google Pixel 5a, Google Pixel 6, Google Pixel 6 Pro, Google Pixel 6a, Google Pixel 7, Google Pixel 7 Pro, Google Pixel 7a, Google Pixel Fold, Google Pixel Tablet, Google Pixel 8, and Google Pixel 8 Pro.
When will the update be available for my Pixel device?
The update has already been rolled out from Google’s server side and may be available for every eligible Pixel device in a few hours.
Is this update going to provide some performance upgrades for the device?
Well, technically, it will provide various fixes to the issues that were found in the previous software update, so when the issues are fixed, it may also provide a performance upgrade for the devices.
Will this update be available for non-beta users as well?
No, this will be exclusively available for beta users, but when the testing is completed, non-beta users will also get all the nes features and improvements with the next Pixel feature drop update.
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