Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 Released: Bug Fixes for Pixel Devices Now Available

What you should know


  • Google released Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 (Build AP21.240216.010) for eligible Pixel devices, focusing on bug fixes and performance optimizations without introducing new front-facing features.
  • The update is available for a wide range of Pixel devices including Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 series, Pixel 7 series, Pixel 8 series, Pixel Fold, and Pixel Tablet, with a file size of approximately 733 MB.
  • Key fixes in this update address issues causing device crashes or restarts, problems with the device displaying incorrect battery information, and challenges with the always-on display mode interfering with the “Double tap to wake” gesture.
  • Users can receive the update over-the-air (OTA) by enrolling in the beta program at, and the update should automatically be sent to eligible devices within five days.


Full Story

Google dropped a new update today. Yep, Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 (Build AP21.240216.010) is out. And guess what? It’s already making its way to Pixel phones as we speak.

But don’t get too excited just yet. It’s not like they’ve thrown in any flashy new features or anything. Nah, it’s mostly about squashing those pesky bugs. Plus, they’re giving a boost to the overall performance and stability of the system.

Who’s getting this update? Well, if you’ve got a Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Fold, or Pixel Tablet, you’re in luck. This baby’s for you. And it’s not too hefty either—just a 733 MB download. Mainly, it’s tackling those annoying crash bugs and sorting out some battery info display issues. You know, the usual suspects.

Now, onto the nitty-gritty—the changelog. First off, they’ve dealt with this bug that could make your device throw a tantrum and restart on its own. Annoying, right? Then there’s this other bug that played up while updating apps, especially after a fresh flash. Talk about a headache.

Ever turned on your phone only to be greeted by a soul-sucking black screen? They’ve fixed that too. Oh, and if you’ve ever switched to a secondary user only for your device to crash and show that dreaded black screen again, well, that’s sorted.

Always-on display mode got some love as well. Before, it was messing with the “Double tap to wake” feature and fingerprint unlocking. Imagine trying to check the time and your phone just… nah. Frustrating.

Battery info not showing up right? They’ve patched that up. And if you’ve had trouble with device-to-device transfers or backing up and restoring, breathe easy. That’s been fixed.

Basically, they’ve been busy bees working on system stability, performance, and even the camera. Like always, this update is rolling out OTA. Give it up to five days, and you should see it. Can’t wait? Just dive into the “Software updates” section after hitting “System” in your settings. Oh, and make sure you’re signed up for the beta program at to get in on this action.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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