Google has kicked off a new phase in the Android ecosystem with the release of the Android 14 QPR2 Beta. This update is a pivotal step towards the March 2024 update and is now available for most supported Pixel devices, including the Pixel 5a and newer models.
Overview of the Android 14 QPR2 Beta
The Android 14 QPR2, also known as the Quarterly Platform Release 2, is the latest addition to the Android Beta program. This release is targeted at enhancing user experience and device performance across various Pixel devices.
Released on November 15, 2023, this beta version covers a wide range of Pixel models. Notably, the update extends to the Pixel 5a, 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7, 7 Pro, 7a, Pixel Fold, and Pixel Tablet. The update for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro is also now live, ensuring that the latest Pixel devices are not left out.
For those already enrolled in the Android Beta Program, the update should arrive automatically. If you’re currently on Android 14 QPR1 2.2 and wish to avoid the Beta update, it’s recommended to opt out of the Beta Program to receive the stable QPR1 build coming in December.
Key Fixes in the Beta
The QPR2 Beta focuses on several fixes, though a detailed list of new features is yet to be provided. Some of the notable fixes include:
- A solution for the package manager crash experienced during the installation of certain apps.
- A fix for the issue preventing users from submitting feedback through the Android Beta Feedback app.
- A remedy for the occasional failure in connecting to a 5G network.
The Android 14 QPR2 Beta is both small and it’s a another step in the ongoing development of the Android platform. This Beta release is an important part of Google’s ongoing efforts to improve the Android experience, setting the stage for what users can expect in the official release scheduled for March 2024. As the Android ecosystem continues to evolve, this update is a clear indication of Google’s commitment to enhancing user experience and broadening the capabilities of its operating systems.
You can enroll in the beta for eligible devices here.