Apple has released the second beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to developers registered in the Apple Beta Program. The new build is 18E184e and for those who have a Mac registered in the developer program, you can download it to that device now. For those of you who are registered in the public Apple Beta Program, you will still have to wait. Apple, at the time of this post, has not released the update to public testers.
The second beta comes just a bit over a week from the first beta that was released at the end of January. While this release is primarily focused on being a maintenance build, there are some new improvements in this release. First, Apple News will be available to those in Canada after the release of macOS Mojave 10.14.4. Canadians will be able to read articles in both English and French. Second, Touch ID support has been expanded in Safari in 10.14.4. Now you can use Touch ID to autofill fields in the browser.
While these new features are welcomed, the main thrust of this release is bug fixes and other updates. The bulk of what is new in 10.14.4 will be under-the-hood and not necessarily customer facing.
As for when we can expect macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to arrive for the public, that is unknown. Assuming no issues are found in the beta cycles, we can expect four-to-six beta builds before a public release. That should land sometime at the end of February or early March based on historical data.
Like other beta builds, Average Apple Guy and Apple do not recommend installing beta OS builds on your production device.