Google's Android 14 continues to evolve with the release of Beta 2 for its latest Quarterly Platform Release (QPR2), arriving sooner than anticipated. This update is crucial for enhancing stability and resolving several issues found in Pixel phones and the Pixel Fold.
Google's approach with the Android 14 QPR2 Beta 2 is noteworthy. Following the December launch of QPR1, the tech community was expecting the usual preview program for QPR2 and the Pixel Feature Drop to begin this month. However, Google accelerated the timeline, starting with a November preview, followed by this prompt patch release.
Google releases Android 14 QPR2 Beta 2 update
QPR updates, despite being in beta, are recognized for their relative stability and suitability for daily use. This latest Beta 2 is compatible with all Pixel models from the 5a to the 8 Pro and includes the build number AP11.231117.006. Additionally, it incorporates the latest December security patch.
The Beta 2 addresses several issues that users have been encountering:
A fix for the incorrect battery usage information reported in system settings.
A resolution for the issue where the fingerprint icon on the lock screen would sometimes appear before other information in always-on display mode.
A correction for a bug that occasionally caused the biometric prompt to crash and dismiss before user interaction.
An update for the Internet Quick Settings tile to accurately reflect Wi-Fi connectivity, addressing a problem where it indicated no connection despite being connected to a Wi-Fi network.
To access the latest QPR 2 Beta 2 update, Pixel users can navigate to Settings > System > Software updates and select “System update.” If available, the update will commence automatically.