Android 14 Beta 1.1 fixes the most frustrating issues
Google is preparing to bring a new version of the Android operating system by August this year. Prior to its stable release, the company released two Developer Preview and one Beta build for Pixel phones. Now, Google pushed Android 14 Beta 1.1, bringing fixes to the most frustrating issues.
According to Google, the Android 14 Beta 1.1 is available for Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones. If you’ve enrolled in the Android Beta for Pixel program, your device will get an over-the-air (OTA) update to Beta 1.1.
The main aim of Android 14’s Beta 1.1 release is to fix some critical issues, which have destroyed some basic functions such as the ability to change wallpaper, play with the Dynamic Theming engine, and the occasional failure of the in-screen fingerprint scanner.
Samsung Android 14 Beta
Next month, the Android 14 (as Developer Preview) could be announced for some non-Google phones such as OnePlus 11, Oppo Find X6 series, and Xiaomi 13 series. However, your Galaxy device will not let you enjoy the Android 14 in its purest form as Samsung runs independent Beta activity.
Instead, Samsung will introduce the One UI 6 Beta, based on Android 14, following its official release likely in August. The Galaxy S23 series will become the first beneficiary, while older Samsung flagships will also be eligible for the One UI 6 experience before its stable rollout.
Beta 1.1 of Android 14 addresses:
- Fixed an issue where the system UI crashed when trying to access the Wallpaper & Style screen either through the Settings app, or by long-pressing from the home screen. (Issue #277938424)
- Fixed some issues that prevented fingerprint unlock from being used. (Issue #272403537)
- Fixed an issue where the status bar did not display the mobile network. (Issue #277892134)
- Fixed an issue that prevented a SIM card or eSIM from being detected or activated in some cases. (Issue #278026119)
- Fixed an issue where the lock screen displayed a message with an unresolved string placeholder when Smart Lock was enabled. (Issue #278011057)
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Samsung Android 14 update tracker for Galaxy S21 series
When Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 series, the models were eligible for three generations of OS upgrades. However, the February 2023 announcement was the happiest one for the consumers as Samsung pledged four Android updates for the Galaxy S21 series, FE included.
Since the lineup came preloaded with Android 11-based One UI 3.1, Android 14 is going to be the third major update, scheduled for late 2023 release. Before Public rollout, Samsung will run the Beta activity, letting consumers experience the new OS and features.
You should bookmark this page to stay up to date with the latest Android 14 update and news for your Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Android 14 Update Tracker
Note: We will add or remove entries to provide you with useful insights only.
One UI 6.0 (Android 14) News:
Samsung could release the stable One UI 6.0 update, based on Android 14 in late October 2023.
One UI 6 Beta Progress:
In time, Samsung may begin the One UI 6 Beta Program earlier than the last year. We are speculating that the Galaxy S21 series may join the Beta testing in August or September.
One UI 6 Early Info/Leaks/Rumors:
– Galaxy S23 series internally testing the Android 14 firmware ahead of Beta activity on a handful of CSCs.
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Samsung Support is afraid of sharing One UI 6 (Android 14) Beta release date
And here comes an insanely funny moment, courtesy of a discussion that happened between Samsung Support US and SamsonUpdate. Well-known Tweeter @SamsonUpdate asked Samsung when they are going to release the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta update for Galaxy devices.
Naturally, the response arrived immediately, but created a funny moment for Samsung Support as they said “I’m afraid that we are unable to speculate when your device will receive the new update/ Beta release.” Well, no doubt, the support manager played wisely, responded, and defended too!
The concern is that various non-Galaxy smartphones from most Chinese brands are eligible to install Android 14 Beta along with Google Pixel phones. Samsung is not participating in Google’s Android 14 Beta run, leading to consumers’ dissatisfaction.
Phone makers like Oppo, OnePlus, Realme, and more announced the Android 14 Beta activity for their newly launched flagship devices. Meanwhile, the South Korean tech giant is intentionally keeping the program away from Galaxy users as it doesn’t want them to deal with buggy/laggy software.
Possible Samsung Android 14 beta release
Samsung is likely to begin the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta program by August 2023. The Galaxy S23 series will be the initial participant in the activity, while the company will surely invite more Galaxy models to experience the new OS ahead of public release.
Android 14 update and news that Samsung users should know
Samsung amazed Galaxy consumers with the Android 13 rollout and now there are high hopes for the Android 14 update this year. Based on Android 14, the One UI 6.0 version is expected to be available on the Beta and Stable channels in August and October 2023, respectively.
Android 14’s development had begun in early February and the OEM hopes to bring the official version in
July August this year. This Samsung Android 14 update page will keep you updated with the latest inputs, developments, and early information.
Note: We will add/remove content following the latest and authentic inputs.
Android 14 Beta News
- Android 14 Beta 2.1 started to release on May 26, bringing fixes to three most critical problems in the upcoming operating system.
- Google is internally testing the App Pair feature on Android 14, which Samsung brought to the very first version of One UI.
- Google kicked off Android 14 Beta 2 for Pixel devices along with starting the Beta program for partner devices.
- Android 14 Beta 1.1 rolled out by Google, which brings fixes to some of the most frustrating issues.
- Google pushed the Developer Preview 2 build to Pixel phones with new security and privacy focussed features.
- Samsung might announce the One UI 6 Beta program earlier than last year.
- Google released Developer Preview 1 build for devices ranging from Pixel 4a 5G to Pixel 7 Pro.
Android 14 Stable News
- The Ultra HDR feature of Android 14 will be supported by smartphones that have a camera that can capture 10-bit HDR images and are powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
- Galaxy S23 5G
- Galaxy S23 Plus 5G
- Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G
- Starting with Android 14 and One UI 6, Google and Samsung will be addressing background inconsistencies to deliver the best app user experience at all time.
- Per the roadmap shared by Google, Android 14 Stable could get the same August launch as Android 13.
- Google released the March 2023 Android Feature Drop ahead of the Android 14 announcement at I/O 2023.
- One UI 6.0 could launch at Samsung Developer Conference 2023 later this year.
- Google could release the Stable update to Pixel smartphones by the end of July this year.
Android 14 Features List
- Predictive back gesture
- Vibrant “Basic colours” in Color Palette
- Apps installed in the background
- Fast Pair
- Integrated Health Connect
- Prevention to install old apps
- Tweaked “Security & privacy” section
- Battery Saver UI
- Screen time in Battery usage section
- Taskbar text labels on larger displays
- Advanced memory protection
- Hearing devices
- One UI-inspired Cloned Apps
Features as of Developer Preview 1 for Google phones, source.
Samsung Android 14 Eligible Devices
Galaxy Z series
- Galaxy Z Fold 4 (2nd)
- Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 (3rd)
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
Galaxy S series
- Galaxy S23 Ultra (1st)
- Galaxy S23+
- Galaxy S23
- Galaxy S22 Ultra (2nd)
- Galaxy S22+
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S21 FE (2nd)
- Galaxy S21 Ultra (3rd)
- Galaxy S21+
- Galaxy S21
Galaxy A series
- Galaxy A14 (1st)
- Galaxy A04s
- Galaxy A73 (2nd)
- Galaxy A53 (2nd)
- Galaxy A33
- Galaxy A23
- Galaxy A13
- Galaxy A72 (3rd)
- Galaxy A52s 5G (3rd)
- Galaxy A52 LTE/5G (3rd)
Galaxy M series
- Galaxy M53 5G
- Galaxy M33 5G
- Galaxy M23
Galaxy Tab series
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S8+
- Galaxy Tab S8
This is not an official One UI 6 device list.