Android 14 was supposed to have 4 betas. Then Google decided 5 was the appropriate number. Then it issued a last minute bug fix to that fifth beta release. And today we get an even more last-minute bug fix, if we could call it that.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Android 14 Beta 5.2. It’s going out today to all device enrolled into the Android Beta Program. Like Beta 5.1, which was released exactly one week ago, it’s all about fixing bugs left and right.
Here’s the changelog straight from Google itself:
- Fixed various issues that sometimes caused devices to stall when rebooting.
- Fixed issues that could interrupt cellular connectivity for devices that utilize E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity (ENDC) when those devices were connected through 5G NR low-band frequencies.
- Fixed an issue on Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet devices that caused the fingerprint sensor to be unresponsive in some cases.
- Fixed an issue on Pixel Fold devices that caused Perfetto trace data to be incomplete.
- Fixed an issue on Pixel Fold devices with stuttering animations when viewing or tapping the notification for an ongoing call.
- Fixed an issue on Pixel Fold devices that sometimes caused the system UI to crash after using the fingerprint sensor.
- Fixed an issue on Pixel Fold devices that sometimes caused the screen to briefly flicker when unfolding the device.
- Fixed an issue on Pixel Tablet devices that sometimes caused a colored bar to display or flicker after unlocking the device.
- Fixed an issue on Pixel Tablet devices that caused the system to play incorrect sounds when docking or undocking the device.
As always, the rollout might take a few days to reach all eligible devices (meaning Pixel 4a 5G or later). If you have one of those and want to add it to the beta program in order to test this release, then go here. Afterwards, you will receive this build as an over-the-air update.
Next stop? Well it’s either Beta 5.3, Beta 6, or the stable release. Hopefully the latter, but we’ll see.