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 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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Heineken pushes up advertising and marketing paying to lure drinkers upmarket

Heineken pushed up its advertising and marketing and sales shell out by a fifth final 12 months to €2.7bn as the world’s second-largest brewer sought to entice inflation-hit individuals to switch to more upmarket beers.

The Dutch team, which also would make Tiger, Amstel and Birra Moretti, enhanced advertising and marketing and providing charges by 22.4 for each cent to a amount forward of pre-coronavirus pandemic shelling out, a rise driven by marketing and selling its products and solutions to shoppers.

That brought the determine to 9.5 for every cent of net revenues, or about €2.7bn, in the operate-up to the company’s very first Tremendous Bowl ad in many years and as it launched a new, lighter lager, Heineken Silver.

Dolf van den Brink, main govt, explained the team would have on shelling out a lot more on advertising and marketing to faucet into a trend of drinkers switching to extra upmarket products and solutions — a shift he explained was continuing irrespective of price tag of residing pressures.

“Consistently, our top quality manufacturers are rising more rapidly than the total portfolio,” he claimed. “There are lots of fears about . . . pricing and the resilience of customers, but we actually see, all the way to the fourth quarter, our high quality portfolio outperforming our whole portfolio.”

Van den Brink additional that Heineken was focused on advancement in its present models as the business moved on from a period of consolidation. “The relative value of [mergers and acquisitions] won’t be the same as it was in the past. Increasing our internet marketing invest is significant.”

Advertising invest remained the identical as a proportion of revenues from 2021, but that came in a context of steeply rising revenues — like-for-like income development was 19.1 per cent — as the team

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