Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3 is now available for download:

Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3 is now available for download:

Android 14 has been officially released but continues to be updated every month with new features packaged in Quarterly Platform Releases (QPR). The second quarterly update of Android 14 is planned for March and those who are part of the beta program are now receiving the third beta of Android 14. Android 14 QPR 2 Beta 3 sounds like a tongue twister but all these letters symbolize the third beta of the second quarterly Android update. QPR2 betas started in November and it is possible that this third beta will be the last one before the stable release, sometime in March.

What’s new in Android 14 QPR 2 Beta 3

The first beta of QPR2 had hardly any visible new features as most of them were still in development and the second beta let us see some more of the new features and the third beta activates some of them and takes the opportunity to polish the update before sending it to users.

The QPR2 update is expected to be sent to compatible Google Pixel, Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold mobiles sometime in March and the new features could be extended to the rest of the mobiles of other brands later, if they prosper. As always, the beta includes a good amount of bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused multi-finger gestures to stop working.
  • Fixed an issue where the device screen would not initially turn on when the screen was double-tapped or the power button was pressed.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused higher than usual CPU usage during video playback.
  • Fixed a system issue that sometimes caused poor audio quality or increased power consumption when making calls.
  • Fixed an issue where the keyboard would always be displayed even if the “Swipe up to start search” setting was disabled in the system settings.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes when a user unlocked the device using their fingerprint, there was no haptic feedback.
  • Fixed an issue for Pixel Fold devices where, at times, after a user unlocked the device while it was folded, the internal display would not turn on after unfolding the device.
  • Fixed several issues affecting stability, performance, connectivity, camera, and system accessibility.
  • Fixed an issue where OpShiftLeft SPIR-V sequences followed by OpShiftRight did not produce the expected results for ARM Vulkan driver versions 43.0 and 44.0.
  • Fixed issues that sometimes caused Bluetooth connections to drop on some devices.
  • Fixed issues that sometimes caused a device to crash or stop responding after rebooting.
  • Fixed issues that, in some rare cases, caused devices to restart while in idle mode.
  • Fixed an issue that caused live wallpapers to stop animating.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Google Assistant from activating in some cases.
  • Se solucionó un problema que a veces causaba que los gestos con varios dedos dejaran de funcionar.

In addition to fixing bugs, the third QPR2 beta at last brings back to Android the Bluetooth panel, with which we can pair new devices from the quick settings and with a tap, without having to go into the settings. This works like this already in some Android layers, but not in stock Android or Google’s Android.

This beta includes several readjustments to the interface in the form of location or size of fonts and texts, but also activates some new features that we had previously known and now we can finally test for ourselves

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