Google has started testing the upcoming quarterly platform release for Pixel smartphones. The tech giant is targeting the QPR1 Beta 2.2 firmware for a public release next month, which is why it has rolled out the Android 14 QPR2 Beta update for Pixel handsets.
The Android 14 QPR2 beta incremental update comes with many changes and fixes. Google has shared the details on its Android Beta subreddit while also confirming that the update is out and seeding with the build numbers (AP11.231020.013/.013.A1/.014).
The update has already gone live for Google Pixel Fold, Google Pixel Tablet, Google Pixel 5a, Google Pixel 6 Series, Google Pixel 7 Series, and Google Pixel 8 Series. If your handset is running the QPR1 beta, you’ll be getting the second beta automatically.
Changelog for the beta update
If you’re already on the stable Android 14 update and wish to update your handset to the QPR2 beta, you can join the Android beta program. The new release comes with the November 2023 security patch while also addressing known issues. Here are the fixes addressed in the incremental update –
- Fixed the issue that was causing the package manager to crash when installing certain apps
- Fixed the issue preventing your handset from connecting to a 5G network when it was available
- The update has also fixed the issue causing preventing users from submitting feedback using the Android Beta Feedback app
How to update to the Android 14 QPR2 Beta update?
If you own a compatible Pixel handset, you can join the Android Beta Program. Once you have upgraded to the new beta, you’ll be able to use the Android Beta Feedback app for submitting problems or issues on the beta. You can also sideload the upgrade your Pixel device to the beta manually. To do that, you should download the Factory images and OTA files. Ensure that you’re taking a backup before sideloading the new update.