Google releases Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3.1

Google is moving forward very rapidly in terms of providing new software updates for Pixel devices. Recently, it introduced the QPR2 Beta 3 update, and now, without taking a long time, the company has started rocking out the beta 3.1 update.

What’s new in Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3.1?

With the latest Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3.1 update, users will get a plethora of bug fixes that will enhance the overall performance of the devices. In a nutshell, the latest update will improve several internal functions of the devices, including landscape mode, lock unlock issues, quick settings, audio quality, and many more.

However, there are several issues that remain unresolved, such as native crash issues, system connectivity issues, the theme not working perfectly on foldable tablet devices, etc. For more information about the changes, you can check the official changelog below.

Which devices are eligible for Android 14 QPR Beta 3.1?

Google is providing the new Android 14-based QPR2 beta 3.1 update to Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold, Pixel 8, and Pixel 8 Pro. The latest update for these devices is coming with the firmware version number AP11.231215.009. It also includes the latest January 2024 security patch.

It is worth noting that this update will only be available for those devices that have already enrolled in the beta program.

Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3.1 official changelog

  • Fixed an issue that prevented overlays such as the Game Dashboard from opening while the device was in landscape mode. (Issue #312516206)
  • Fixed an issue where the device sometimes failed to unlock if always-on display mode was enabled and the user tried to use their fingerprint to unlock the device.
  • I fixed an issue where the height of the Quick Settings dialog that lists Bluetooth devices sometimes expanded unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue where the default search engine for the device would sometimes be set to the wrong provider after restoring device data from a cloud backup.
  • I fixed an issue where the display area of Quick Settings didn’t update correctly after changing the system display size in accessibility settings.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused degraded audio quality when making calls or recording using the microphone.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented a user from changing device keyboard settings.
  • I fixed an issue that caused some translations to be missing for various languages.
  • Fixed an issue where work profile icons were not shown for work apps when the work profile was paused.
  • I fixed an issue that caused some shaders to render incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where icons sometimes scaled incorrectly when entering picture-in-picture mode while the device was rotated.
  • Resolved an issue where the launcher on foldable devices would occasionally appear empty if the device was locked while unfolded and subsequently unlocked after folding.
  • Fixed an issue for foldable devices where, after folding or unfolding the device and then launching a pair of apps that were already open in split-screen mode, the app divider stopped responding to touch controls.
  • Fixed an issue for foldable devices where the screen sometimes flickered when unfolding the device.
  • Fixed an issue for tablet devices that sometimes caused a gray screen to briefly flash when dismissing some on-screen activities.
  • Fixed an issue for tablet devices that caused the touch targets for taskbar icons and navigation buttons to be smaller than usual.
  • Fixed various issues that were impacting system stability, performance, connectivity, camera, and accessibility.
  • A native crash issue in /system/bin/surfaceflinger sometimes causes devices to reboot unexpectedly.

Know issues

  • A system connectivity issue sometimes causes both outgoing and incoming calls to fail to connect.
  • For foldable or tablet devices, the UI navigation handle that allows a user to access the taskbar after launching an app sometimes renders too dark or too light (depending on the system theme), making it difficult to see and interact with.
  • An issue with the system UI sometimes causes app icons to display in the wrong locations after setting up the device.

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