Google Releases the Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3.1 With Numerous Bug Fixes 

  • Google is releasing the Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3.1 update to its eligible Pixel devices.
  • The recently released patch has arrived with the integration of the January 2024 security patch and to fix several bugs addressed earlier.
  • The new Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3.1 update is rolling out gradually, and users will receive the update over the coming weeks.

Google is currently prepping for the next Pixel Feature Drop iteration for its Pixel devices, and with that, the company has released the latest beta program, the QPR2 Beta 3.1, with a lot of bug fixes and improvements. 

In contrast, Google first rolled out the QPR update at the end of November, which certainly brought numerous new features, resulting in a long series of bugs along with the features. So, now, the company has come up with yet another beta update, the QPR2 Beta 3.1, to solve the issues, which is significantly in the form of a patch released. 

At the same time, Google has revealed the Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3.1 update to its Pixel devices, consisting of an AP11.231215.009 build number for all of its eligible devices, including the company’s recent and latest flagship, the Pixel 8 series. Other than that, the Android security patch has also been updated to January 2024, while Google Play Services has arrived with the latest 23.45.23 version number.  

Likewise, the latest beta program has arrived with a number of bug fixes and improvements to certain functionalities that were not functioning properly as per the expectations. For further details, refer to the changelog mentioned below. 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fixed an issue for foldable devices where the launcher was sometimes empty if the device was locked while unfolded and then unlocked after the device was folded.
  • 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 flash briefly 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.

Meanwhile, the latest QPR2 Beta 3.1 update has been rolled out by Google gradually through the OTA update, and it will be available to all the users who have already enrolled in the beta program over the coming weeks. 

Additionally, in order to check whether you have received the latest update or not on your device, you need to go to the Settings app >> System >> Software updates >> System update.   

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Shazia Irani

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