Android 14 Beta 4 arrives with the new Easter Egg minigame and suitability for the Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet

Beta 4 adds the Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet to the list of eligible participants for Android 14 Beta.  (Image source: Google - edited)
Beta 4 adds the Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet to the list of eligible participants for Android 14 Beta. (Image source: Google – edited)

Google has released Android 14 Beta 4, its second Platform Stable build. Available for Pixel smartphones, including the new Pixel Fold, Android 14 Beta is also available on Pixel Tablets for the first time.

Google rolled out Android 14 Beta 4, the second Platform Stable build in this year’s beta program. Therefore, the new beta build contains targeted developer APIs and app-facing behaviors, allowing developers to update and publish their apps on Google Play for devices running Android 14. Platform stability also means that Google is only refining what it already has. integrated into previous builds, with no major new features to add.

For example, Google has added new profile picture options, as well as a toggle to automatically unlock a device when a correct PIN is entered. Previously, Google Pixel devices required you to press Enter after entering a correct PIN. Additionally, Google changed the mute status bar icon to match its volume slider counterpart, and added a split-screen button in the pop-up menu that appears when you long-press an icon. app on your home screen.

Arguably the inclusion of the Android 14 Easter Egg is the biggest user-facing change bundled within Beta 4. For reference, you can view a brief overview of the minigame in the embedded tweet below. Additionally, Beta 4 is the first beta build of Android 14 open to the Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet, which Google has now begun shipping. Please look by Mishaal Rahman thread for the full changes found so far in Android 14 Beta 4. Additionally, Google has bundled the following changes from Beta 3 builds:

Android 14 Beta 4 bug fixes

  • Fixed a null pointer exception that sometimes caused the launcher to crash after launching an app.
  • Fixed a system issue that caused both notifications to stop appearing and the Quick Settings tiles to stop working until the device was restarted. (Number 287756395, Number 286542217, Number 286556831, Number 286739130, Number 290217714)
  • Fixed a system issue that caused the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) window to become unresponsive when using an app (such as Google Maps) in PiP mode and then locking the screen and reopening the app by tapping the notification on the lock screen.
  • Fixed a system issue that sometimes caused the Android System Intelligence service to crash. (Number No. 286290268)
  • Fixed an issue that caused the CredentialManager registry to fail when using more than one set of credentials.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the rounded edges of notifications to display incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause fingerprint enrollment to fail if the device was rotated during enrollment.
  • Fixed an issue where USB headsets sometimes consumed additional power when plugged into a device that was making a call using Voice over LTE (VoLTE).
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Face Unlock to fail.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused only a Bluetooth headset on the right side to pair.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the system volume slider to get stuck on screen.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented devices from charging or allowed a device to charge, but incorrectly reported that there was a problem with the connected charging accessory or cable. (Number No. 278143400)
  • Fixed an issue where a device could sometimes become unresponsive if eSIM was disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where an intent selector dialog was displayed incorrectly during work profile setup, which prevented a user from successfully completing setup.
  • Fixed an issue where connected Bluetooth devices were not classified correctly in the system audio output switcher.
  • Fixed an issue where notifications from a prioritized conversation were erroneously dismissed when the non-prioritized notification group was dismissed.
  • Fixed an issue where some system UI elements would not switch correctly when switching from day to night mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the lock screen would sometimes get stuck with a blank, black screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the lock screen wallpaper would sometimes reset to a blank, black screen when setting a new home screen wallpaper.
  • Fixed an issue where the notification shade didn’t close after tapping a notification to start an intent. Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented the analog clock from appearing when previewing the wallpaper.
  • Fixed an issue where the share sheet would sometimes crash after pressing the copy button.
  • Fixed an issue where the currently playing song title would suddenly disappear or be replaced with other information when transitioning a device from the always-on display mode to the lock screen. (Number No. 286522735, Number No. 239835302)
  • Fixed an issue where the UI would not switch back to the share sheet workflow if a user edited an image from the share sheet.
  • Fixed an issue where, when using a device with a work profile, the Google Play Store app in the work profile would hang or crash on launch.
  • Fixed an issue with ConnectivityService that could cause a device to crash and reboot in rare cases.
  • Fixed issues that caused poor UI animations in the launcher.
  • Fixed issues that could cause boot loops and “Application not responding” messages on some devices.
  • Fixed issues that prevented app launch animations from playing correctly.
  • Fixed issues where the HealthConnect API was returning null pointer exceptions to calling apps in some cases.
  • Fixed issues where the titles of some Settings pages were not announced correctly and some areas within the System Settings app were unable to be accessed when TalkBack was enabled.
  • Fixed various other issues affecting system stability.
  • Fixed system issues that sometimes caused VoIP apps to stop recording audio when the screen was locked or the app was placed in the background. (Number 286703227, Number 286927629, Number 286917690, Number 287473522)
  • Fixed various issues that caused the System UI to crash in some cases.

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