Calling all Pixel 5a users enrolled in the Android 14 Beta program! Google just released a special update, QPR2 Beta 3.2, specifically for your devices to address some major performance problems. This unexpected new release is exclusive to the Pixel 5a, the lone Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G survivor in Google’s Tensor-powered lineup.

What’s the fix for? Well, if you’ve been experiencing slow boot times, lagging UI, or freezes on your Pixel 5a after the Beta 3.1 update, then this patch is your savior. The Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3.2 specifically targets these issues, aiming to smooth out your overall experience. Here’s the short changelog:

  • This minor QPR2 Beta 3.2 update from Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3.1 is exclusively for Pixel 5a devices and includes the following fixes:
    • Fixed issues for Pixel 5a devices that caused the device to boot slowly and the user interface to lag or freeze.

With this minor fix out of the way, it’s likely that the Android 14 QPR2 Beta program will come to an end soon with the next Feature Drop to follow. Matter of fact, we might even see Google kick-start the Android 15 Developer Preview in the next few days or weeks. So be on the look out for that too. In other fresh news, those of you impacted by the storage bug following the January PSU might find some comfort knowing that Google has shared a fix for it. But there’s a catch! It involves some manual technical wizardry to get done.

Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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