The new Android 13 beta update is available for Google’s line of Pixel phones, from the Pixel 4a to the Pixel 7 Pro. The update is coming out as Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3.1 and aims to fix a few bugs just a couple of weeks after Beta 3 was released.
Google is addressing “various stability issues”, a memory leak in the system UI, some glitches in the notification area, a semi-serious camera bug that was causing a “device crash”, and something that was “occasionally” causing excessive power consumption. Everything seems pretty important if you ask me.
The new QPR3 Beta 3.1 update is now available for Pixel 4a and 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, and Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro owners.
Below you will find the release information, any bugs fixed by Google, and how to install this newest beta.
Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3.1 Release Notes
- Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a devices using Verizon as carrier: T3B3.230413.006.A1.
- All other devices: T3B3.230413.006
Emulator support: x86 (64-bit), ARM (v8-A)
Security Patch Level:
- Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a devices using Verizon as carrier: April 2023
- All other devices: May 2023
Google Play Services: 11/23/15
Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3.1 Bug Fixes
- Fixed various stability issues. (Issue #279246037, Issue #274339025, Issue #279301937)
- Fixed an issue that caused the first notification in the notification bar to get stuck at an offset. (Issue #273870112)
- Fixed a memory leak affecting the system UI.
- We fixed an issue where the volume level set while TalkBack was on was not retained after turning TalkBack off and on again.
- Fixed system UI issues that sometimes caused applications to crash.
- Fixed issues that could cause the device to crash when using the camera.
- Fixed issues that sometimes caused excessive power consumption.
Install Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3.1
Below we have links to the factory image and OTA files to keep people updated the old way, but you don’t have to go that route to get updates. You can always sign up for the Android beta program (here) and receive updates over the air that way. For those who prefer to avoid the command line and adb commands, do this. Soon, Google should start pushing the update through the Android beta testing program.
Get after it.