The release of the first open beta for Android 14 arrived as scheduled earlier this month, allowing anyone with a supported Pixel phone to test the next version of Google’s mobile OS. However, testers were met with a plethora of bugs that made the experience frustrating. Thankfully, Google has now released the Beta 1.1 patch, which addresses many of the issues faced by users.
As a mid-cycle launch, there aren’t many new features or secrets hidden throughout this OS. Instead, the focus is on resolving some of the worst bugs such as unresponsive fingerprint sensors, system crashes, failed SIM detection, and missing network information in the status bar. During my time testing Android 14 a few weeks ago, I faced most of the issues that this patch targets. Therefore, it’s great to see Google swiftly addressing these concerns.
If you’re already part of the Android 14 beta program, the patch will arrive as an OTA update soon. Additionally, you can download the OTA files from Google’s website and flash them manually. If you’re not part of the beta program and would like to try it out, installing it is as simple as a few clicks on your PC. By manually flashing it onto your device, you can also skip the waiting process.
Summary of the article:
- Android 14 Beta 1.1 patch is now available for download.
- This mid-cycle launch is focused on resolving major bugs, rather than introducing new features.
- Issues addressed by the patch include unresponsive fingerprint sensors, system crashes, failed SIM detection, and missing network information in the status bar.
- Users who are already enrolled in the beta program will receive the patch as an OTA update soon.
- Users who aren’t part of the beta program can manually download the OTA files or flash them onto their device to avoid waiting.