As the famous proverb I just made up says:New beta, new bugs“. It’s a riff to Biggie’s “Mo Money Mo Problems”. In any case, we are trying to figure out how the new beta for Android 14 heals you. Why are we asking? Well, let’s just say that a few people on the Internet run into problems from time to time. It’s nothing special, a typical beta, but Google’s latest build of Android is certainly not without its problems.

I’m not entirely sure that people are so upset. This is a beta, so everything should be broken, right? Or maybe they aren’t upset at all and are just trying to bring certain issues to Google’s attention to make sure they get fixed. Regardless, the Android 14 beta doesn’t feel as ready for daily use as previous betas. Know this before flashing it on your Pixel device.

Some of the bugs that have been flagged by the Android community include but are not limited to: cellular connection type not showing in the notification bar, adaptive brightness not working, wallpaper and style section crashing, and fingerprint scanner issues.

Two of these issues, the wallpaper/styles section crashing and the missing connection type icon, are easily fixed. Also, the issues will likely require Google to do a bit of work and eventually require an update. However, since this is a beta after all, it is not known if Google was too quick with these fixes.

Now I pass it on to you, our wonderful community. How does the Android 14 beta feel about you and your Pixel phone?