Cloned apps can be hidden from your work profile in Android 14 Beta 2

As the development of Android 14 speeds along, we’ve obtained little nuggets of information about the new software ever since the first developer previews went live. One of these was the inclusion of app cloning, a feature offered on Samsung phones for quite some time now. Back in February, Android expert Mishaal Rahman offered us an early glimpse into Google’s implementation of app cloning for Pixels. Rahman has now provided an update on the feature, with a new option that allows users to hide cloned apps from their Work profile.

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Rahman says the feature is enabled with the ENABLE_APP_CLONING_CHANGES_IN_LAUNCHER flag. As described, this will hide any cloned apps from your work profile, making it possible to use a secondary login for an account only for your personal profile.

Cloned Apps Hidden From Work Profile Tab Android 14

However, the primary complaint from the February update, i.e., the inability to differentiate between your standard app icons and cloned app icons on the home screen in your personal profile, is still present. This is despite the Settings page for app cloning highlighting a distinctive badge for cloned apps. This gives us hope that this will be fixed by Google in a subsequent release, as identical icons defeat the purpose of cloned apps.

App cloning could be immensely beneficial for users who want to run two accounts for the same app. This was previously possible with third-party apps and other workarounds, like getting a device with dual-SIM connectivity, Google appears firm on baking in app cloning with Android 14 this fall, but as always, a yet-to-be-announced feature like this could be scrapped in the last minute.

When widely available, app cloning should be accessible under Settings > Apps > Cloned Apps. Google creates a “clone user profile” when an app is

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iQOO 11 gets Android 14 via Beta Program (Download)

At the Google I/O event on May 10, Google announced a bunch of new features coming to Android 14. Soon after the event, the Android 14 beta program was announced for several Google partner devices. iQOO 11 is one of the non-Pixel phones to get the Android 14 beta early.

iQOO is the second Vivo phone eligible for the early Android 14 beta. Along with the iQOO 11, the Vivo X90 Pro has also received the Android 14 beta which you can check out here.

Android 14 comes with a host of new features such as lock screen personalization, AI generated wallpapers, cinematic wallpapers, Find My improvements, and a bunch of other useful features. We have shared a detailed Android 14 guide that you can check out if you want to know more about Android 14.

If you own an iQOO 11 and want to test the Android 14 beta, you can follow the process that I’m going to mention below. The update is recommended only for developers and users who are familiar with the manual installation process. Also note that this is the first Android 14 beta build for the iQOO 11, which means there could be major bugs along with minor bugs.

Download Android 14 Beta Firmware for iQOO 11

To test the Android 14 beta, you don’t have to apply or fill out any application. All you need to do is install the Android 14 beta package/firmware. So first you need to download the official package for your iQOO 11. You can use the given link to download the firmware.

Prerequisite

  • Take backup of your data as installing beta firmware will delete data from your device
  • Charge your phone to at least 50%
  • Make sure your phone has over 5GB of space

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Nothing Phone (1) soon to receive Android 14 Beta 1

Google I/O is scheduled for May 10 and the tech giant is expected to talk more about the upcoming Android 14 OS and also launch the beta program. Ahead of the launch, Google seems to be sending out early access invites to smartphone makers to speed up the adoption process and seamlessly integrate the new features.

Nothing Phone (1) soon to receive Android 14 Beta 1

And in a press release, Nothing announced that its Nothing Phone (1) will soon receive an Android 14 Beta 1 update and kickstart the process. This is a big moment for the new company as it tries to make a name for itself. Despite being a mid-range smartphone with Snapdragon 778G+ SoC, the Phone (1) will get early access to Google’s latest and greatest. Also, it’s going to be the phone’s second major update as it launched with Android 12 last year.

We are curious to see how fast Nothing will be able to release a stable version of Android 14 this fall, but given how close to stock Android Nothing OS is, it might not be that long.

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Roblox reports early positive organic lift after advertising beta test

Roblox is still developing its advertising offerings — but data from its advertising beta test, shared exclusively with Digiday, indicates that the platform’s Portals advertising product results in considerable organic lift for brands, a metric that has encouraged both Roblox and its partners as it progresses toward the full rollout of ads later this year.

Roblox announced that advertisements would be coming to its virtual experience platform last year, with Roblox ads coming in the form of digital billboards, video ads and “Portals” that allow users to jump from one experience to another. Since the announcement, Roblox has been beta testing its advertising offerings with a select group of brand partners, including Puma and the NFL.

In a test that ran between Feb. 1 and March 12, Roblox worked with over a dozen brands across verticals such as fashion, sports, entertainment and retail to measure the organic lift generated by its in-game Portals. The test involved portal activity by millions of users across Roblox’s 180 supported countries and territories.

Data from the test showed an aggregate nine percent of users who either returned to the branded experience they discovered through a Portal or saw some friends portaled into a branded experience and joined them organically. In other words, that brands can generally factor in a nearly ten percent increase on the traffic and engagement figures they see through Portal ads. Roblox also found that up to 20 percent of users were redeeming digital items in experiences they joined via Portals.

“We also noticed an uptick in homepage discovery during the beta test, which further highlights the potential lift of the immersive ad unit,” said Ivan Dashkov, head of Web3 at Puma. “Overall, we’re happy with the results of the beta test, and we’re excited to explore more opportunities to collaborate

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Google pushes out Android 14 Beta 1.1 to compatible devices

Google has released the latest Android 14 beta update, version 1.1, to those in the Android Beta for Pixel program. Being a “.1” release, the build is focused on patching bugs.

Android 14 Beta 1 released a couple of weeks ago, and brought with it several UI changes and tweaks. Unfortunately, it also came with some new crashes and glitches.

Thankfully, Google appears to be hearing the complaints, as illustrated by the release notes.

The company outlines the following fixes:

  • – 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)

Devices in the Android Beta for Pixel program can expect the update to arrive over-the-air, according to Google. The full list of compatible devices can be found on the Android for Developers website.

The next beta release of Android 14 is expected to arrive sometime in May.

Source: Google Via: Droid Life


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Google releases Android 14 Beta 1.1 patch, fixing a lot of bugs

Google has today released Android 14 Beta 1.1. As the rather weird naming implies, this is a mere small update to the first beta, which came out a couple of weeks ago. The next, second beta is scheduled for next month, so you might be wondering why Google would go through the trouble of releasing an intermediary version right now.

The answer is bugs. Apparently the company thought some of the bugs running around in Beta 1 were too annoying to let be until Beta 2 comes around, and that’s how Beta 1.1 came about.

Google releases Android 14 Beta 1.1 patch, fixing a lot of bugs

The new build is labeled UPB1.230309.017.A1 for Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a units on Verizon, and UPB1.230309.017 for all others. It’s going out over-the-air to the Pixel 4a 5G and later models which are enrolled in the Android Beta Program. As usual with Google updates, expect the rollout to take at least a few days, if not more, to reach all eligible devices.

Google highlights a few of the bugs that have been squashed:

  • 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.
  • Fixed some issues that prevented fingerprint unlock from being used.
  • Fixed an issue where the status bar did not display the mobile network.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented a SIM card or eSIM from being detected or activated in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue where the lock screen displayed a message with an unresolved string placeholder when Smart Lock was enabled.

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Google pushes out Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3 to Pixel phones

For supported Google phones enrolled in the Android Beta for Pixel program, the third beta for the QPR3 release is now available.

The update is being distributed over-the-air, and is available for the Pixel 4a (5G), 5, 5a, 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7, and 7 Pro.

The change log for this beta release is focuses on squashing bugs. Issues with Wi-Fi calling and system UI crashes are among the fixes.

The new build also highlights a known issue that is is still being worked on. According to Google, “the list of Recent apps sometimes becomes unresponsive if the screen orientation is changed while the list is open.”

These “quarterly platform releases” arrive four times a year, and are marketed on Pixel phones as “feature drops.”

The stable version of QPR3 is expected to arrive in June. It will be the final quarterly platform release for Android 13. The next major version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 14, is also in beta testing right now.

System images for QPR3 are also available from Google on its developer website.

Source: 9to5Google Via: Google


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Google Releases Android 14 Beta 1

Google today announced the release of Android 14 Beta 1, which expands the focus of the pre-release program from just developers to include early adopters. Android 14 Beta 1 is the third pre-release version of this coming system, after Developer Preview 1 in February and Developer Preview 2 in March.

“Today we’re releasing the first Beta of Android 14, building around our core themes of privacy, security, performance, developer productivity, and user customization while continuing to improve the large-screen device experience on tablets, foldables, and more,” Google vice president Dave Burke writes in the announcement post. “We’ve been making steady progress refining the features and stability of Android 14, and it’s time to open the experience up to both developers and early adopters.”

Some key new features in Beta 1 include:

New back arrow. Gesture navigation includes a more prominent back arrow while interacting with apps to help improve back gesture discoverability. The back arrow is styled like the user’s wallpaper or device theme.

Improved system sharesheet. In Android 14, apps will be able to add custom actions to the system sharesheets they invoke. The system will also use more app signals to determine the ranking and positions of direct share targets.

Per-app language preferences. Android 14 will support per-app language preferences, and developers can configure their apps to support this feature automatically.

Android 14 Beta 1 is available on supported Pixel devices, including the Pixel 4a (5g), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro. You can learn more on the Android Developer website.

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Google Residence rolls out choice to reorder favorites for some blessed beta testers

Google produced sure you would endure fewer faucets with a a great deal-required overhaul to its House app, like an much easier way for you to bookmark lots of of the finest clever household equipment you commonly use at residence. The revamp was rolled out past November to these who joined the community preview, and one particular of its spotlight capabilities was the new Favorites panel, wherever the gadgets and automations that subject most display up very first when you open up the application. The goal was to support you personalize your good household controls, but there is no way to arrange the devices in this part by great importance. Which is changing for some blessed beta testers, as Google is rolling out the means to reorder products in the Favorites tab.

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Individuals who are now in the community preview can pin their preferred devices. For case in point, you could put your protection cameras front and centre for faster access to the are living feed with no possessing to make more faucets. If you want to incorporate one more product to the roster, there is an “Include” button at the base of the machine listing. In accordance to a screenshot posted by a Redditor, that button is long gone in the newest Google Household beta (version 2.67.x). Alternatively, it is really replaced by a thing additional potent.

As demonstrated by the picture previously mentioned courtesy of one of our tipsters, there are two new buttons in lieu of the former capacity: “Reorder” and “Edit.” The to start with button does just what it says on the tin, making it possible for you to transform the purchase of gadgets in the Favorites tab. In the meantime, the Edit button is for cleaning up

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Android Beta Plan requires opt out to get 13 QPR2 stable

We’re even now ready for the stable launch of Android 13 QPR2, but ahead of that, Google presented an update currently on how to leave the Beta System without having needing to wipe your gadget. The enterprise right now also shared that the Android 13 QPR3 Beta is setting up future 7 days.

How to get stable QPR2 March update

Google is notably “changing [its] beta launch process” from preceding cycles. To get the stable general public launch of Android 13 QPR2 (which has but to be announced and was expected this Monday), individuals at the moment enrolled need to go away the Beta Method by manually opting out on google.com/android/beta.

(Formerly, you’d be on the remaining beta, get the steady OTA, and then be in a position to choose out devoid of a data wipe. Google has now made a decision to not roll out the stable OTA update to all users.)

Nonetheless, to stay clear of a device wipe, you require to “ignore/really don’t use the downgrade OTA update, and hold out for the closing community steady launch of the March Element Fall (QPR2) releasing this month.” Ignore any update notification and really don’t go to Configurations Procedure Process update till the March update is out there for you.

Opting out will not trigger a data wipe as prolonged as you really don’t implement the downgrade OTA.

In the meantime, individuals that acquire the Android 13 QPR3 Beta 1 update prompt subsequent 7 days — and missed Google’s Friday announcement — can nevertheless steer clear of wiping their cellular phone by opting out of the Beta Plan and not installing any update that is not the secure QPR2 launch, which will inevitably show up.


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