Thu. Jun 13th, 2024
Android 14 Beta 3 Features

Google took one more step towards Android 14 development. The company finally released the Android 14 Beta 3 for its Pixel smartphones. Google Pixel 7a got this update for the first time.

A few features of Android 14 Beta 3, under the accessibility feature we get non-linear font scaling, Privacy upgrades for partial photos/video access, Gesture navigation supporting animation, and others.

Android 14 Beta 3 Changelog

Beta versions act as testing versions, finding issues and then resolving them in the next upgrade. Check all the details which are listed below.

  • Fixed issues that prevented Wi-Fi calling from being enabled for some devices and carriers. (Issue #277964472
  • Fixed an issue that caused Direct My Call interactions to fail in some cases where they would normally work. (Issue #278252154
  • Fixed system issues that caused unnecessary power consumption in some cases. 
  • Fixed system stability issues that caused UI jank in some cases. 
  • Fixed an issue that caused the system Settings app to crash while setting the wallpaper. 
  • Fixed an issue with the system UI that could cause a GPU hang, leading to “Application Not Responding” (ANR) errors. 
  • Fixed a system issue that could sometimes cause a device’s GPS services to stop working until the device was rebooted. 
  • Fixed issues with the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) that could prevent devices from being able to make Wi-Fi calls in some cases. 
  • Fixed an issue where a blank screen displays after selecting the “Message” option for a recent caller in the Google Phone app. 
  • Fixed an issue where while 3-button navigation was enabled for a device, putting Google Maps into picture-in-picture mode made the picture-in-picture window disappear. 
  • Fixed an issue where locking and unlocking a device while playing a video in the Google TV app could cause the device to freeze. 
  • Fixed an issue with Android Auto where some users could be asked to re-pair Bluetooth. 
  • Fixed issues with Health Connect, including the following issues and other API and system behaviors:
    • An issue where the system back button stopped working while Health Connect integration was in progress. 
    • An issue where the Route Permissions screen would sometimes freeze. 
    • An issue where Health Connect sometimes couldn’t be accessed in system settings. 
    • An issue where the data category page of Health Connect was missing some permission types when a filter was applied. 

Known Issues:

  • An issue with the Credential Manager platform APIs causes instability in apps that use them. A fix is available in the latest preview version of the Android 14 SDK, which developers can install using Android Studio. Developers who previously installed a preview version of the Android 14 SDK should completely uninstall the previous version and then reinstall the SDK to apply the fix. 
  • An issue with the system UI sometimes causes the screen to flicker when a video is playing or an app is used in picture-in-picture mode. 
  • In some cases, the video continues playing in the background even after closing an app if the video was playing in picture-in-picture mode when it was closed. 
  • A video that is playing in picture-in-picture mode stops playing abruptly if the back gesture is used within the PiP settings screens. 
  • A system issue can sometimes cause the Android System Intelligence service to crash. 
  • When using a device with a work profile, the Google Play Store app in the work profile hangs or crashes when launched.

Android 14 Beta 3 Compatible Models

The devices that are eligible for Android 14 Beta 3 are Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7a is one to receive this update for the first time.

Android 14 Beta 3 Download Link

We are sharing a download link for you, but it’s not an official link but shared via Kamila Wojciechowska so install this at your own risk.

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Android 14 Beta 3

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