Google has released Android 14 Beta 1.1, which fixes various bugs. As you can tell from the naming, it’s just a small update of the first beta that came out a few weeks ago. The next, second beta is planned for next month, but apparently the intermediate step was necessary from Google’s point of view.
Because the Android 14 Beta 1 apparently contained a few too many errors to Google’s taste. So it seems that the Californians didn’t want to wait until Beta 2. And now we have the result, the Android 14 Beta 1.1. The new build is goes by the name UPB1.230309.017.A1 for the Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6a with Verizon contracts and UPB1.230309.017 for all other Pixel phones. The OTA download reaches all devices from Google Pixel 4a 5G onwards. Of course only those, that are part of the Android Beta program. As is usual with Google updates, it can take at least a few days, if not weeks, to roll out.
Google highlights some of the fixed bugs in the changelog:
- Fixed an issue where the system UI would crash when attempting to access the Wallpaper & Style screen, either through the Settings app or by long pressing on the home screen.
- Fixed some issues preventing using fingerprint unlock.
- Fixed an issue where the status bar didn’t show the cellular network.
- Fixed an issue that in some cases prevented the phone from detecting or activating a SIM card or eSIM.
- Fixed an issue where the lock screen would display a message with an unresolved string placeholder when Smart Lock was enabled.