Due to some bugs and viruses, Google’s next major OS upgrade, Android 14, will be delayed until October, although users initially expected its August release. But that hasn’t stopped the company from moving forward on its next major beta program, and now, Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1 is available.
On the other hand, last week, the US tech giant previously revealed detailed information about the QPR1 beta that will arrive on the platform next week, and now, Android 14 QPR1 beta 1 is here. This beta update comes with many new features and improvements to provide a better experience to the users. Let’s check out the complete details below.
The Android 14 QPR1 update can be identified as U1B1.230908.003 and is compatible with the Pixel 5 series, Pixel 6 series, Pixel 7 series, Pixel Fold, and Pixel tablets. The changelog of this update is huge as it fixes many issues.
Moving on, the beta update also fixes issues related to system UI, sometimes crashing, freezing while recording video, rebooting, resetting alarms, and more. Apart from the fixes, this update also comes with some new features, including Large screen user per-app overrides, battery cycle counts, audio device type, New lock screen clock, a new floating search bar, and more
Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1 What’s New:
Features to test:
In addition to other app testing that you do with Android 14 QPR1, we recommend testing your app with the following features:
Top resolved issues:
Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1 resolves the top issues that are described in the following sections and includes fixes for some issues that are not noted here.
- Fixed an issue where the system UI sometimes crashed after notifications were posted or interacted with.
- Fixed an issue that caused devices to crash in some cases.
- Fixed an issue that caused the recording view to freeze while recording video.
- Fixed an issue where a device sometimes couldn’t be interacted with after rebooting.
- Fixed an issue where device alarms were sometimes reset after installing a system update.
Top open issues:
- See top open issues for the latest list of top open issues that have been reported by developers.
Other known issues
- Based on our testing, you might encounter the following issues when using Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1. These issues are already known, so there’s no need to file additional reports for similar issues.
How To Download & Install:
Even though the process of rolling out Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1 is starting, it could take up to a week for it to gradually reach everyone, depending on your device type and carrier. If you’re not enrolled in the beta, you can also use Google’s Android Flash tool to manually sideload OTA or Flash factory images. Once you’re enrolled in the beta, simply go to Settings > System > System updates, then check for updates to see if a new version is available.