Android 14 is still a beta and as such it continues to improve little by little on the way to the final version, which will arrive in a few months. Thus, the Beta 2 that was announced during the Google I / O of 2023 was far from perfect and Google has now released Android 14 Beta 2.1with corrections.
Google continues the tradition of releasing intermediate versions to make waiting for the new beta more enjoyable and with fewer bugs. Specifically, eight major mistakes They disappear from Android 14 after installing this update.
Android 14 Beta 2.1 is here
The Android 14 update schedule is quite clear. After the first two Developer Previews at the beginning of the year came the public betas, one per month. Two weeks ago the second beta was official and the third, already with the final APIs, is pending for some time in June.
It will still be at least a week or two before we have a new beta and Google has preferred fix bugs in an intermediate version than to leave the Google Pixels of users who have signed up for the beta program in a minefield where the system or certain apps crash or do not work correctly.
The corrections fix various system issues, including the inability to exit the beta program itself and various bugs related to Always On mode. This is the full list of changes:
- Fixed a bug that prevented users from completing device setup after choosing to exit the beta program, with Android 14 Beta installed. The fix is not backwards compatible, so those who want to exit the beta program must do the following: update to Android 14 Beta 2.1, reset mobile security (PIN, password, etc) and then exit the beta program.
- Fixed more issues that caused the battery percentage to be displayed as 0% by mistake.
- Fixed issues that caused audio disruptions from the device’s speakers.
- Fixes for stability issues that could cause apps or the device to crash.
Fixed a bug with the Always On mode of the screen when using the device with Android Auto
- Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the Google Photos app to crash when trying to open certain photos.
- Fixed a bug where if gesture navigation was enabled, putting a video in PiP mode in the Google TV app would cause the PiP window to disappear, even though the audio would still be heard.
- Fixed a bug that caused the Google Contacts app to crash when changing account settings.
- Fixed a bug where the Google Messages app icon was not displayed correctly when Always On screen mode was enabled.
Android 14 betas are no longer exclusive to the Pixels, although third-party manufacturer beta programs go their own way and have their own times, so you’re going to need a Google Pixel 4a 5G onwards to update to Android 14 Beta 2.1. The update will arrive as an OTA to those who are signed up for the Android 14 beta program, in addition to being able to flash it manually.
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