The beta program is nearing its finish
We had been apparently too centered on Samsung’s new Galaxy Flip 5, Fold 5, and Galaxy Watch 6 announcement, as a result of Google simply dropped what will be the final Android 14 beta replace. Beta 4.1 is at present rolling out to eligible Pixel telephones, and it may very nicely mark the final pre-release replace earlier than Android 14 debuts as a secure construct subsequent month.
Google announced the new version on Reddit, noting that it is out there for all enrolled Pixels from the 4a as much as the Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet. As we all know from the timeline Google revealed, July is the final month talked about within the Android 14 growth schedule, however Google’s engineers are nonetheless arduous at work squashing bugs. The release notes shared by the corporate are somewhat impressive for such a late model:
- Fixed an subject the place in some instances after a person carried out the system again motion to shut an app, the app could not be launched once more till the machine was restarted. (Issue #288390661)
- Fixed an subject with ScrollView that precipitated the over scroll impact to get caught after performing a fling gesture. (Issue #286422637)
- Fixed points that prevented Wi-Fi calling from working in some instances. (Issue #277940461)
- Fixed an subject that precipitated the system to fail to switch an animatable icon to the consumer when utilizing SplashScreen#setOnExitAnimationListener.
- Fixed an subject that prevented notification teams from increasing correctly within the notification shade.
- Fixed an subject that might trigger the display to flicker when launching an app that makes use of exercise embedding.
- Fixed an subject that might trigger the system UI to crash if one app in split-screen mode was closed by swiping up from the Overview display.
- Fixed an subject that precipitated the community standing icon to show incorrectly in some instances after turning on or off one of the SIM playing cards on a tool that had a number of SIM playing cards.
- Fixed an subject that might trigger the system theme to alter shade after rebooting a tool.
- Fixed an subject the place lock display shortcuts generally displayed incorrectly when utilizing sure system theme shade palettes.
- Fixed an subject that might trigger the launcher UI to flicker when launching an app.
- Fixed an subject that precipitated Battery Share to be interrupted or fail shortly after it was enabled.
- Fixed an subject that might trigger an faulty “No installed apps work with this USB Accessory” message to show when a tool was related to their car, which prevented customers from launching and utilizing Android Auto.
- Fixed an subject when unlocking a tool whereas TalkBalk is enabled the place TalkBalk generally erroneously acknowledged that the machine was nonetheless locked earlier than stating that the machine was efficiently unlocked.
- Fixed an subject with WiFi scanning that generally precipitated scanning to proceed even after exiting the Settings app, inflicting extra energy consumption and slower WiFi connectivity till the machine was restarted.
- Fixed an subject the place, in some instances, Ultra HDR pictures did not show appropriately in Google Photos.
- Fixed an subject the place, when a person who had enabled Fingerprint Unlock tried to launch an exercise from Quick Settings on the lock display on a tool that has an in-display fingerprint scanner, the sensor generally did not activate, forcing the person to re-lock the machine and unlock the machine first earlier than accessing Quick Settings.
- Fixed an subject the place, when a person who had enabled each Fingerprint Unlock and Face Unlock tried to launch an intent by tapping on a notification after which authenticated utilizing their face, the intent did not launch and the person was introduced again to the lock display.
- Fixed an subject the place a white or black bar was generally displayed between the standing bar and the highest of an open app.
- Fixed an subject the place the background shade of the “Add to homescreen” dialog field was fuchsia as an alternative of its common shade.
- Fixed an subject on Pixel Tablet gadgets the place interacting with the machine whereas transitioning from the display saver to the low gentle clock may trigger the system UI to crash.
- Fixed an subject on Pixel Tablet gadgets the place the house display generally solely displayed the wallpaper however no app icons after unlocking the machine.
- Fixed an subject on Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold gadgets that precipitated the foreground and background colours on sure screens to have inadequate shade distinction to boost accessibility.
- Fixed an subject on Pixel Fold gadgets the place wallpapers that had been utilized to the lock display displayed left-aligned as an alternative of center-aligned on the outer show.
- Fixed an subject on Pixel Fold gadgets the place the “Tap to check phone” characteristic generally stopped working after folding and unfolding the machine.
- Fixed an subject on Pixel Fold gadgets with 3-button navigation enabled the place folding and unfolding the machine whereas on the house display may trigger the navigation buttons to turn into misaligned.
- Fixed an subject on Pixel Fold gadgets the place the wallpaper picker confirmed a clean thumbnail for the default reside wallpaper possibility.
- Fixed an subject on Pixel Fold gadgets that generally precipitated two clocks to show on the lock display.
- Fixed an subject on Pixel Fold gadgets that precipitated the clock on the lock display to seem clipped.
- Fixed an subject on Pixel Fold gadgets that precipitated widgets to overlap or stack on high of one another in some instances.
- Fixed an subject on Pixel Fold gadgets the place an app icon on the house display could not be moved out of a folder whereas the machine was unfolded.
- Fixed an subject that might trigger the Pixel launcher to crash in some instances.
- Fixed system stability points that precipitated UI jank in some instances.
As we come right down to the wire, there are nonetheless a good quantity of top open issues on Google’s bug tracker. The highest precedence issues remaining look like a bug the place the share menu doesn’t appear, one which causes the Phone app to not log calls, and a few lingering instances of this outdated digicam bug that was reported to be mounted for many customers again with Beta 2.1.
You can apply the replace in your Pixel by heading to Settings → System → System replace, however as a result of of Google’s twin partition structure, the method can take over an hour. If you’d somewhat pace issues up, you should utilize the guide methodology of flashing the factory images or sideloading the OTA to get up to date in about 15 minutes.