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Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3 is now live, here’s all you need to know

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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

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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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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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Galaxy S22 started receiving One UI 6.1 update with Galaxy AI features

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Last month, Samsung officially confirmed the One UI 6.1 update for the 2022 models. Now, keeping its promise, the company has started rolling out the major update for the Galaxy S22 series. 

The Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy S22 series is live in South Korea. Users who own the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers S901NKSU3EXDC, S906NKSU3EXDC, and S908NKSU3EXDC, respectively.

Samsung has released several Galaxy AI features with the One UI 6.1 update that will help you provide a better communication experience and take advantage of the ability to quickly understand information.

For your information, the Galaxy S22 series device will get the benefit of all the important Galaxy AI features, including Circle to Search, Live Translate, Generative Edit, Note Assist, Transcript Script, Chat Assist, and many more.

Apart from the Galaxy AI feature, the device will also get some important additions on the customization side, where users will get several new changes related to wallpaper, lock screen, alarm, calendar, and many more.

To check the latest update on your device, navigate to the settings, then select the software update option here. Tap on the download and install option. Wait until it finishes searching to see if the update is available, then tap on the install button.


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