Android 14 Beta 3 is here

Google has announced the release of Android 14 Beta 3 for Pixel phones, marking four weeks since the previous release at I/O 2023. The Pixel 7a model has now been included in the beta program.

With the introduction of Beta 3, developers can expect the attainment of the first Platform Stability milestone, signifying the finalization of APIs (level 34) and system behaviors. This development phase prompts developers to commence their “final testing and development work needed to ensure that a compatible version of your app will be ready for users at the final release to the ecosystem.”

Users of Pixel devices can report any issues they encounter by utilizing the Android Beta Feedback app. This app can be accessed through the app drawer or via Quick Settings, enabling users to submit bug reports to the Google issue tracker. Additionally, the Android Beta community on Reddit offers a platform for discussion and feedback.

Android 14 Beta 3 (UPB3) is now available for installation on the following Pixel models: Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel 7a. Furthermore, the Android Emulator also supports the installation of this beta version.

While most users will opt to install Android 14 Beta 3 through the Android Beta Program, alternative methods such as flashing or sideloading are also available for those who prefer them.

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Here are the issues that have been fixed in Android 14 Beta 3:

  • 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.

Here are the known issues with Android 14 Beta 3:

  • 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.


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