Google is pushing on with the Android 14 Quarter Platform Release (QPR1) Beta 1 update ahead of the release of the stable Android 14 update for Pixel phones.
Android 14 Update
After which only Pixel handsets enrolled in the beta programme will be eligible for the new update.
QPR1 Beta Release
The QPR1 beta release will provide the framework for the next innovations that will be included.
In the quarterly platform release (QPR); as a result, users may encounter various new features that are expected to be officially released in December of this year.
Because this is a beta version of the update, users may encounter various software faults; therefore, experts advise users to update their phones at their own risk.
Google warns that switching SIM cards may result in a temporary loss of network signals and the battery level appearing as 0% in the status bar.
No. of Issues
According to the release notes, the update will address a number of issues, including:
- The system UI occasionally broke after notifications were posted or interacted with.
- Fixed an issue that caused some devices to crash.
- A bug that caused the recording view to freeze while recording video has been fixed.
- Fixed an issue in which a device could not be interacted with after rebooting.
- After applying a system upgrade, device alarms were occasionally reset.
Users enrolled in the Android beta programme can update to the QPR1 beta.
However, users must remember that they must format their phone in order to switch back to the stable release.
Pixel fold & Pixel tablet
If the user does not want to deal with any hassles or difficulties, they may simply decline the update or ignore the new update notifications and wait for the stable Android 14 version to be released.
The newly released Pixel devices, such as the Pixel fold and Pixel tablet.
That are eligible for the new update.
However, firm has just removed two earlier models from the upgrade, including the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5.
According to Google’s support page, these devices will still receive Android 14, but that will be their final upgrade.
The Pixel 5 will receive the latest update in October, while the Pixel 4 5G will be supported until November.
Those who have signed up for the beta programme can access the latest software by going to Settings > System > Software update.
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