Android 14 Beta 2 For Pixel Phones Is Finally Rolling Out [Download]

Google introduced a host of new features for Android 14 at Google i/O 2023, and shortly after that, the company started rolling the Android 14 Beta 2 for all supported Pixel devices. Google is calling it an "incremental beta-quality release" and has commented on how this will be a more complete and stable build for testing and development.
As always, the Android 14 Beta 2 can be used by the general public but is not advised because several bugs could break the experience. Speaking of bugs, the new update brought many fixes that Google mentioned in the release notes .
The Android 14 Beta 2 moves closer to stability and is now available for all supported Pixel devices
You can check all the fixes below:
Developer-reported issues

Fixed a platform stability issue that could cause the UI to lag or freeze, apps to crash, or the device to crash.
Fixed an issue with the fingerprint sensor that prevented new fingerprints from being added for Fingerprint Unlock in some cases.
Fixed issues with UPI and biometrics that could cause some apps to not work properly.
Fixed an issue where a device couldn’t be unlocked using a fingerprint after tapping a notification or choosing a notification action on the lock screen.
Fixed an issue on some devices that caused sound to play through the speakers instead of the headphones that were connected.
Fixed an issue that caused icons on the home screen to appear almost invisible.
Fixed issues with gesture navigation that occurred when using a custom launcher:

The Home screen content wouldn’t display, and the animation would fail to render when swiping up to go Home.
The list of recently used apps couldn’t be accessed using the normal gesture.

Fixed issues that prevented users from interacting with notifications in the notification shade.
Fixed an issue that could cause a device to crash after finishing audio or video calls.

Other resolved issues

Fixed an issue where, after entering and exiting picture-in-picture mode, the screen flickered when any apps were launched.
Fixed an issue where user restrictions set by DPC admins were not being enforced in Settings.
Fixed an issue where, after taking pictures with the Google Camera app, opening the latest picture from the thumbnail in the app briefly displayed a green-colored shade over the image.
Fixed an issue that could cause the battery percentage to be displayed as 0% after a device reboot, regardless of the actual charge level of the device.
Fixed an issue that could cause a device to crash, and then when the device rebooted any wallpapers that were selected before the reboot were reset.
Fixed issues that prevented the Better Bug app from uploading bug reports.
Fixed issues that caused the back-to-home gesture to stop working.
Fixed an issue that could cause the system Settings app to crash repeatedly.
Fixed an issue that prevented users from searching within the system Settings app.
Fixed issues that sometimes caused null pointer exceptions for input method editors (IMEs).
Fixed an issue that sometimes increased system-wide memory usage unnecessarily.
Fixed system issues that could sometimes cause deadlocks.

For those interested in getting the update, you can go for it here:

Pixel 7 Pro:  Factory Image  —  OTA
Pixel 7:  Factory Image  —  OTA
Pixel 6a:  Factory Image  —  OTA

Verizon —  Factory Image  —  OTA

Pixel 6 Pro:  Factory Image  —  OTA

Verizon —  Factory Image  —  OTA

Pixel 6:  Factory Image  —  OTA

Verizon —  Factory Image  —  OTA

Pixel 5a:  Factory Image  —  OTA
Pixel 5:  Factory Image  —  OTA
Pixel 4a (5G):  Factory Image  —  OTA

If you need help installing the update on your device, you can follow our guide here but be sure that you are using the correct and the latest files.
Written by Furqan Shahid

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