Android 14 Beta Announced With Camera, Media, Privacy & Security, And UI Enhancements

Google announced the new Android 14 Beta for Pixel smartphones on its blog shortly after the I/O keynote ended with cameras, Media, Privacy & Security, and System UI enhancements. Now, Pixel owners can download and enjoy the new OS version ahead of its stable release, which is expected in August.

In addition, Android 14’s user interface changes include new lock screen customization options, secure full-screen intent notifications, Ultra HDR for images, and system UI upgrades. The latest version focuses on more graphics capabilities, and Health Connect is an on-device repository for the user’s health and fitness data.

As per the information, Google continues to improve the large-screen device experience. The Android 14 beta program is now available for the first time on select partner phones, tablets, and foldable, including iQOO, Lenovo, Nothing, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi.

As per information, the Android 14 beta is available for Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones. If you’re enrolled in the Android beta for Pixel program, your device will receive over-the-air (OTA) updates for the beta.

Furthermore, the release notes for this new beta version not only include some new features but also bring a list of bug fixes, which you can see below.

Android 14 Beta 2 includes some new features and changes to try :

Developer-reported issues:

Other resolved issues:

  • Fixed an issue where, after entering and exiting picture-in-picture mode, the screen flickered when any apps were launched.
  • Fixed an issue where user restrictions set by DPC admins were not being enforced in Settings.
  • Fixed an issue where, after taking pictures with the Google Camera app, opening the latest picture from the thumbnail in the app briefly displayed a green-colored shade over the image.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the battery percentage to be displayed as 0% after a device reboot regardless of the actual charge level of the device.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a device to crash, and then when the device rebooted any wallpapers that were selected before the reboot were reset.
  • Fixed issues that prevented the Better Bug app from uploading bug reports.
  • Fixed issues that caused the back-to-home gesture to stop working.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the system Settings app to crash repeatedly.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from searching within the system Settings app.
  • Fixed issues that sometimes caused null pointer exceptions for input method editors (IMEs).
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes increased system-wide memory usage unnecessarily.
  • Fixed system issues that could sometimes cause deadlocks.

If you’ve already installed the Android 14 beta version, you should see this update if you go to Settings -> System -> System update, then tap the Check for update button. If you don’t want to wait, there’s always the manual way of flashing factory images.

Android 14 Enhanced PIN privacy

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