December 3, 2023

After three Android 14 QPR1 Betas, Google has lastly launched the primary beta of Android 14 QPR2 for the Pixel units, and it comes with a number of new and beforehand introduced options. And naturally, it wouldn’t be an Android replace if the brand new construct doesn’t add new options which might be hidden and are “coming quickly.” Listed below are all the brand new options within the Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 replace for Pixel units beginning Pixel 5.

Report a Explicit App Display screen

Screen sharing update

The display recorder function now permits you to report a selected app. It retains recording the app till it’s killed, which means while you change to utilizing a special app, it retains recording the earlier app. Whereas recording a selected app, it doesn’t let the notification pop-ups or UI parts bomb the recording, which is fairly cool and helpful.

New Privateness Indicator

New Privacy Indicator

When an app makes use of your cellphone’s digicam or microphone, now you can swipe down and faucet on the inexperienced privateness indicator to disclose a brand new UI. Doing the identical beforehand would launch a full-screen Security Cernter-like UI.

Sooner Replace Set up

Updating a Pixel used to take without end, till Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1. In the event you not too long ago up to date your Pixel, you might have seen a considerable enchancment within the set up velocity, and the identical just isn’t coincidental.

In keeping with Mishaal Rahman and a consumer “Moshe,” the replace might have been put in quicker this time as a result of the Pixels now use Tensor’s mid cores to spice up the replace course of. This was reported from a Pixel 8 the set up on our Pixel 6 was additionally blazing quick in contrast to prior betas.

Quarantined Apps

Quarantined Apps - Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 Update

Customers can now “Quarantine” apps by going to the Quarantine Apps part within the Developer Choices. Toggling on apps in the identical menu stops them from opening, which doesn’t precisely clarify why this function exists within the first place. We should always hear extra about this as extra particulars concerning the builds are revealed.

Flip Off “At a Look” For Good!

An enormous addition that’s coming quickly to the Pixel Launcher is the flexibility to do away with the At a Look widget from the house display. This was a much-requested function and Google has lastly listened to the requests from individuals on this new Android 14 Beta replace. In the event you, however, like At a Look, it’s a must to use Smartspacer, an app that improves At a Look.

A New “Your Pixel is updated” Display screen

New Pixel is Up to Date Screen - Android 14 Update

I used to be satisfied that my cellphone had been wiped by the brand new replace after this new display flashed on my face. It seems, it’s only a new display that Google has added as a substitute for the “Your cellphone was up to date” pop-up.

Options “Coming Quickly”

  • Take away Authenticator Unlock (Watch Unlock different for AOSP)
  • Bluetooth Fast Setting tile
  • Non-public Area (In all probability a function to cover apps)
  • Keyboard vibration in Settings
  • Notification Cooldown (Might decrease notification quantity when an app spams notifications)

And that’s all of the options which might be new and upcoming within the new Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 replace. Do tell us your ideas about the identical within the feedback part beneath.

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