Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1 Update Addresses Numerous Bugs on Pixel

Optimized Pixel Performance: Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1 Fixes Bugs

Jeeva Shanmugam
By Jeeva Shanmugam
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Highlights
  • Google's Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1 addresses critical Pixel bugs, enhancing device stability.
  • Improved performance and smoother navigation with fixes for launcher crashes and navigation gestures.
  • Automatic OTA updates for enrolled Beta users, ensuring seamless delivery of enhancements.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1, as a minor but worthy update, was released by Google. It aims to cover up the reported bugs and glitches for the Beta 2 version. Approximately a month has elapsed since the creation of Beta 2, and this release is prepared for all Pixel devices that are apt for it, such as Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 series, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 series, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold, and Pixel 8 series.

Google Releases Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1, Focused on Pixel Bug Fixes

The update concentrates on resolving the top issues, which Pixel device users have been experiencing. Important advancements include

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  1. Launcher Stability: Fixed a rare issue causing a launcher crash preventing users from accessing previous application tiles.
  2. Fix for Pixel Tablet Charging: Fixed a bug that brought about unreliable charging of Pixel Tablets when docked.
  3. Navigation Gestures: An issue where the users couldn’t consistently get to the home screen by swiping up from the bottom of the screen was resolved.
  4. Lock Screen Notifications: To resolve an aesthetic issue, we modulated the excessive padding around the lock screen messages.
  5. Improved App Stability: Previously, these same types of issues which caused “Application not responding” messages for both system and user applications have been resolved.
  6. Notification Shade: Fixed a bug which sometimes could show notification shade after swiping down from the top of the screen.
  7. Optimized Pixel Fold Display: The problem with the inner screen is that when it is expanded only half of it can be viewed. We saw this on the first generation of Pixel Fold devices.
  8. Wallpaper Backup: Regex resolved various instances where user wallpaper settings were not properly backed up.
  9. Quick Tap Gesture: Mended a bug where the “Quick Tap to start actions” gesture may not work.
  10. Overall Enhancements: This update includes extra fixes to enhance the performance, stability, connectivity, and camera features across all Pixel OS versions.

The OTA (Over-the-Air) update will be automatically pushed to user’s devices if they are already part of the Android 14 Beta program. Additionally, flashing an image through “OEM Unlock” is not possible at the moment due to Google’s bug that results in boot failure, which is currently being investigated.

On the Google website, you can find downloads of factory images for every Pixel device that is compatible. Moreover, if you prefer the manual installation, you can also find them on the website.

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Overall, by making Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1 available, Google attests to its efforts of steadily enhancing the user experience of Android 14 as the official release draws near. Despite there being no revolutionary features in this update, it is a big move forward toward providing an improved user experience because it is focused on addressing the stability issues and converting the reported issues customers experienced with Pixel devices.

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Highlights
  • Google's Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1 addresses critical Pixel bugs, enhancing device stability.
  • Improved performance and smoother navigation with fixes for launcher crashes and navigation gestures.
  • Automatic OTA updates for enrolled Beta users, ensuring seamless delivery of enhancements.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1, as a minor but worthy update, was released by Google. It aims to cover up the reported bugs and glitches for the Beta 2 version. Approximately a month has elapsed since the creation of Beta 2, and this release is prepared for all Pixel devices that are apt for it, such as Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 series, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 series, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold, and Pixel 8 series.

Google Releases Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1, Focused on Pixel Bug Fixes

The update concentrates on resolving the top issues, which Pixel device users have been experiencing. Important advancements include

- Advertisement -
  1. Launcher Stability: Fixed a rare issue causing a launcher crash preventing users from accessing previous application tiles.
  2. Fix for Pixel Tablet Charging: Fixed a bug that brought about unreliable charging of Pixel Tablets when docked.
  3. Navigation Gestures: An issue where the users couldn’t consistently get to the home screen by swiping up from the bottom of the screen was resolved.
  4. Lock Screen Notifications: To resolve an aesthetic issue, we modulated the excessive padding around the lock screen messages.
  5. Improved App Stability: Previously, these same types of issues which caused “Application not responding” messages for both system and user applications have been resolved.
  6. Notification Shade: Fixed a bug which sometimes could show notification shade after swiping down from the top of the screen.
  7. Optimized Pixel Fold Display: The problem with the inner screen is that when it is expanded only half of it can be viewed. We saw this on the first generation of Pixel Fold devices.
  8. Wallpaper Backup: Regex resolved various instances where user wallpaper settings were not properly backed up.
  9. Quick Tap Gesture: Mended a bug where the “Quick Tap to start actions” gesture may not work.
  10. Overall Enhancements: This update includes extra fixes to enhance the performance, stability, connectivity, and camera features across all Pixel OS versions.

The OTA (Over-the-Air) update will be automatically pushed to user’s devices if they are already part of the Android 14 Beta program. Additionally, flashing an image through “OEM Unlock” is not possible at the moment due to Google’s bug that results in boot failure, which is currently being investigated.

On the Google website, you can find downloads of factory images for every Pixel device that is compatible. Moreover, if you prefer the manual installation, you can also find them on the website.

- Advertisement -

Overall, by making Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1 available, Google attests to its efforts of steadily enhancing the user experience of Android 14 as the official release draws near. Despite there being no revolutionary features in this update, it is a big move forward toward providing an improved user experience because it is focused on addressing the stability issues and converting the reported issues customers experienced with Pixel devices.

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