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October 2023 Android Feature Drop: A Big List of Bug Fixes and Improvements

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Android 14 is the latest version of Google’s operating system for Pixel devices. The October 2023 Android feature drop has many new features and improvements, as well as security updates. If you have a Pixel 4a 5G, 5, 5a, 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7, 7 Pro, 7a, Tablet, or Fold, you can get it now.

The October 2023 update for Android 14 fixes 53 issues that could affect your device’s performance or privacy. Also, it lists 28 additional fixes that are specific to Pixel devices. Users can identify the latest update through version starting with UP1A.231005.007. 

The latest update enhances app stability, Audio, Battery and charging, Biometrics, Bluetooth, Camera, Connectivity, Display & graphics, Framework, Media, NFC, System, Telephony, Touch, User Interface, and Wi-Fi.

WHAT’S NEW IN OCTOBER 2023 FEATURE DROP:

The October 2023 update includes bug fixes and improvements for Pixel users:
Apps

  • General improvements for stability or performance with certain system apps

Audio

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing audio crashes

Battery & Charging

  • Fix for issue causing device to reboot in certain conditions
  • General improvements for charging and battery usage

Biometrics

  • Additional improvements for face unlock stability in certain conditions
  • Fix for issue frequently preventing access to Face Unlock in Settings
  • General improvements for fingerprint recognition and response in certain conditions

Bluetooth

  • Fix for issue causing Bluetooth to stop functioning under certain conditions
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing device to reboot when paired with keyboard
  • Fix for issue causing certain Bluetooth devices to disconnect under certain conditions
  • Fix for issue causing music to not sound smooth when played over certain Bluetooth devices or accessories
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing audio from playing over certain headphones
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing connection with certain Bluetooth devices or accessories
  • Fix for issue causing the Bluetooth icon to not show as connected on the Pixel Watch
  • General improvements for charging and battery usage when Bluetooth is on

Camera

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing camera to have delayed launch with Quick Tap
  • General improvements for camera stability under certain conditions

Connectivity

  • Fix for issue preventing Bluetooth tethering from being enabled
  • General improvements for network connectivity

Display & Graphics

  • Fix for issue causing touch highlights to look faint in certain apps
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing display to freeze in certain apps
  • Fix for issue preventing display from waking
  • Fix for UI artifact while in camera preview during certain conditions
  • General improvements to display stability

Framework

  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing device backup from completing
  • General improvements to minimize battery impact of backgrounded apps under certain conditions

Media

  • Fix for issue causing video playback errors
  • Fix for issue preventing volume button from working
  • General improvements to media stability

NFC

  • Fix for issue preventing the digital car key to not function properly in certain conditions

Sensors

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing lock screen to stop responding
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing NFC from triggering

System

  • Fix for issue causing certain apps to crash when device is rotated
  • Fix for issue causing certain apps to stop responding
  • Fix for issue causing device to restart on its own
  • General improvements for system stability and performance in certain conditions
  • General improvements for system stability during device setup

Telephony

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing calls to ring even when Do Not Disturb mode is enabled
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing the phone number to show up as Unknown on the About Phone page
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing eSIM from activating in certain conditions *[10]
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing handover from WiFi calling to VoLTE to not work properly
  • Fix for issue occasionally disabling the ability to disconnect a call
  • Fix for issue occasionally occurring after inserting a SIM card
  • Fix for issue where calls are not logged properly in call history in certain conditions
  • General improvements for network connection stability and performance in certain conditions

Touch

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing apps to open when unlocking the phone with a fingerprint

User Interface

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing a black bar to appear on the lock screen after interacting with the Google Home app
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing color theme to not match with the selected wallpaper
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing home screen icons to appear invisible
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing media player to be display stretched intermittently
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing sharesheet to not function properly
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing the incorrect mobile network icon to be displayed
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing the keyboard to dismiss during quick replies for notification messages
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing the software update screen to not match the dark theme
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing the wallpaper to disappear
  • Fix for issue occasionally occurring when trying to position app icons on the home screen
  • Fix for issue occasionally occurring when using the Capture more for scrolling screenshots
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing bubbles to not show conversation content
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing status bar to be misaligned
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing suggested apps to disappear on the external screen
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing the fingerprint icon to show incorrectly
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing the messages app icon to not appear on the always-on display
  • Fix for issue occasionally occurring when multi-tasking between work and personal profile apps
  • Fix for issue occasionally occurring when attempting to open clock via the status bar
  • Fix for issue occasionally occurring when using button navigation
  • Fix for issue occasionally occurring when placing widgets on the home screen in various grid sizes
  • Fix for issue occasionally occurring when using Device Controls
  • Fix for issue with layouts and animations during transitions in certain conditions
  • Fix for issue with notifications appearing out of order
  • Fix for issue with notifications not appearing for work profile in certain conditions
  • Fix for issue with the notification shade showing the incorrect color theme
  • Fix for jank and touch responsiveness in certain conditions
  • Fix to improve swipe to home latency in certain conditions
  • Fix for issue with transitions between always-on display and lock screen
  • Fix for text issue where the device is being identified as a phone versus a tablet
  • Fix for issue during the quick switching between apps in certain conditions
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing text select to not properly function in the overview layout
  • General improvements for performance and stability in certain UI transitions and animations

Wi-Fi

  • Fix for issue occasionally occurring when an incorrect WiFi password is entered

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Samsung Galaxy S23 One UI 6.1 (Android 14) Update Status, Progress and Features

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Samsung Galaxy S23 series came pre-installed with Android 13-based One UI 5.1 software. After getting the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update last year, One UI 6.1 will soon be rolled out to these Samsung flagships, and if you own a Galaxy S23 series model, should bookmark this tracker for the latest insights.

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One UI 6.1, which is also based on Android 14 was first unveiled on January 17, 2024, while Samsung is already testing the build internally. One UI 6.0 brought a major user interface overhaul, however, the next incremental upgrade aims to install AI features.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Android 14 Update Tracker

Note: We will add or remove entries to provide useful insights only.

One UI 6.1 (Android 14) News:

March 16

A new One UI 6.1 test build for the Galaxy S23 series with the suffix CXBC has been spotted. This build differs from the previous testing builds because it ends with an alphabet letter instead of a digit. Read more here…

March 8

The One UI 6.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will include a March 2024 security patch. It indicates that the company will release this update update anytime in March for Galaxy S23 models in Korea. Read more here…

February 27

A new One UI 6.1 build suggests that the testing is moving forward for the Galaxy S23 series. The firmware version is upgraded to S91xBXXU3CXBC from CXB9.

February 21

Samsung announces the global expansion of mobile AI by enabling users to experience Galaxy AI on previous devices. One UI 6.1 update will be rolled out for the Samsung Galaxy S23 series from the end of March.

February 17

One UI 6.1 testing is underway for the Galaxy S23 series with firmware version S918BXXU3CXB5, which is upgraded from CXB4. The testing is going on in India and Europe, suggesting that the update is close to being released.

February 11

Samsung Galaxy S23 series starts getting the February 2024 security update in the US. For the S23 series, the One UI 6.1 comes a step closer, following the Feb patch release.

February 6

One UI 6.1 testing is underway for the Galaxy S23 series with firmware versions mentioned below.

  • India, the Middle East, and Europe – S91xBXXU3CXB1
  • Korea – S91xNKSU2CXB1

February 4

Samsung Galaxy S23 series is said to receive One UI 6.1 update after the February 2024 security patch deployment.

 

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One UI 6.0 Updates –

November 10

Samsung finally rolled out Stable One UI 6.0 update to Galaxy S23 series – carrier-locked and unlocked models in the US.

October 30

Samsung started rolling out the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update to the Galaxy S23 series in several markets including Europe and Asia.

August 10

Samsung started Android 14 Beta for Galaxy S23 series in early August. The Beta program will be available in seven countries like last year, meanwhile, Beta 1 is available in just three markets including the US, Germany, and South Korea.

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Google Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 rolling out

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Google has kicked off Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 for Pixel devices, which offers significant updates and fixes that enhance device performance and user experience. This update is rolling out for Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel 8, Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold, Pixel 7a, Pixel 7Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 6a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 5a.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 update is part of Google’s Quarterly Platform Releases. It brings more substantial changes than the usual monthly patches, including UI improvements and new features that don’t require waiting for a full version release.

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The update carries the March 2024 security patch to improve system security. In addition, it addresses system stability, performance, and camera functionality, ensuring a smoother operation.

WHAT’S NEW

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused a device to crash or restart unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused a device to crash or restart unexpectedly while updating apps after the device was flashed.
  • Fixed issues that caused a device to display a blank, black screen after booting from flash.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a device to crash and display a blank, black screen after switching to a secondary user.
  • Fixed issues when always-on display mode was enabled that interfered with the “Double tap to wake” gesture and prevented the device from unlocking if the user tried to use their fingerprint to unlock the device.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused battery information to not display correctly in the system settings, status bar, and on the lock screen.
  • Fixed issues that prevented device-to-device transfers and backup and restore from working.
  • Fixed various issues that were impacting system stability, performance, and camera.

However, users have encountered issues sideloading the update on devices like the Pixel 8 Pro and Fold, with phones freezing on the Google logo post-reboot.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2

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Google releases Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3 for Pixel devices

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Google has released the third and likely final beta update of Android 14 QPR2 for its Pixel devices. The update brings bug fixes, stability improvements, and security patch for the beta testers.

Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3 is rolling out to Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold as well as the Android Emulator. Users can join the Android Beta Program to get the latest OTA update, which can be verified through version AP11.231215.007.

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The update includes the January 2024 security patch and fixes for various issues reported by the beta testers. Google has not confirmed the release date for the stable version of QPR2, but it is expected to be sometime in March.

Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3

What’s New

Developer- and user-reported issues

  • Fixed an issue where SPIR-V sequences of OpShiftLeft followed by OpShiftRight didn’t produce the expected results for ARM Vulkan driver versions 43.0 and 44.0.
  • Fixed issues that sometimes caused Bluetooth connections to be interrupted for some devices.
  • Fixed issues that sometimes caused a device to crash or become unresponsive after restarting.
  • Fixed issues that in some rare cases caused devices to reboot while in idle mode.
  • Fixed an issue that caused live wallpapers to stop animating.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Google Assistant from activating in some cases.

Other resolved issues

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused multi-finger gestures to stop working.
  • Fixed an issue where the device’s screen didn’t initially turn on when the screen was double-tapped or the power button was pressed.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused higher than usual CPU usage during video playback.
  • Fixed a system issue that sometimes caused poor audio quality or higher power consumption when making calls.
  • Fixed an issue where the keyboard was always shown even if the “Swipe up to start search” setting was disabled in system settings.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes when a user unlocked the device using their fingerprint, there was no haptic feedback.
  • Fixed an issue for Pixel Fold devices where sometimes after a user unlocked the device while it was folded, the inner display didn’t turn on after unfolding the device.
  • Fixed various issues that were impacting system stability, performance, connectivity, camera, and accessibility.

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