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Google rolls out Android 14 QPR1 Beta for Pixel devices

Those with a Google Pixel device newer than the Pixel 5a can now test out the Android 14 QPR1 Beta ahead of the official software update later this year.

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If you own a Google Pixel phone, you can test out the upcoming Android update by installing the Android 14 QPR1 Beta. While the impending update doesn’t have a massive list of new features, plenty of fixes are set to arrive on Android with the beta test, including issues with the UI, recording video, and crashing.

Unfortunately, those with anything older than the Google Pixel 5a aren’t eligible for the beta, but both the Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet from our list of the best Google Pixel phones are in the list of applicable devices. However, it’s worth noting that if you do sign up for the beta program, the only way to return your phone to the current ‘safe build’ is by wiping it, so it might be worth waiting if you don’t want to risk running into potential issues the Android software team haven’t quite yet figured out.

The Android 14 QPR1 Beta is in preparation for the arrival of the QPR – Quarterly Platform Release – update set to arrive in December. This is the first QPR update for the Android 14 software, with the developer intending to further refine the improvements made to older versions of Android software. However, unlike developer previews, this beta test is suitable for use on all of the applicable devices, so you can pick it up and run with it if you want to get ahead of the rest of the Android crowd.

The Android 14 QPR1 Beta comes with the usual caveats of a beta test. For a start, there’s a chance that some of the features may not work as intended, but that’s what a beta program is for. The official Android site states that this release may contain ‘stability, battery, or performance issues,’ but there’s a way to report these to Android directly. So, if you’ve ever fancied trying out a bit of QA testing, you can unofficially support the iOS alternative while checking out the beta software.

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There you have it, all you need to know about Google rolling out the Android 14 QPR1 Beta for Pixel devices. For some marvelous mobile games to play on your Android device, grab some freebies with our guides to Solitaire Grand Harvest free coins, Coin Master free spins, and Match Masters free links.