Android 13 beta 3.3 goes live for Pixel phones with more bug fixes

Google has painstakingly working on providing a more stable version of the upcoming Android 13 OS. The firm had recently released a beta 3.2 update. And now is the time for another incremental beta. The update comes in with a bunch of bug fixes to bring platform stability across compatible Pixel phones. Read along to explore more about the Android 13 beta 3.3 update.

The new firmware goes official with the TPB3.220617.002 build number, just like previously released beta builds, it is a small incremental upgrade. It weighs 277MB in size, yes, the same size as the beta 3.2 update. As it is a small upgrade you can quickly install it over the air. If your Pixel is running on the Android 13 beta 3.2 then you’ll receive the new update via OTA. It doesn’t bring any major change to the system compared to Beta 3 except for the minor fix.

In the new beta, Google addresses another round of bugs. The update brings a fix to Always show keyboard issues when opening a folder from the home screen on the Pixel launcher, fixes system UI crashed while using go back gesture, couldn’t connect to WiFi network issue, reboot issue while charging, and a few more. The update also brings a new easter egg. You can check out the complete list of fixes here.

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  • Fixed an issue with the Pixel launcher where if the Always show keyboard option was enabled for the app drawer, then when the user closed the app drawer and opened an app folder on the Home screen, the keyboard was erroneously shown as well. (Issue #236584457)
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, such as gesturing to go back, the system UI crashed. (Issue #236558007)
  • Fixed an issue where devices couldn’t connect to a WiFi network in some cases even when the network was available and the signal strength was good. (Issue #236617510)
  • Fixed an issue where the BluetoothManagerService continued to try and bind to the TbsService even when bluetooth.profile.ccp.server.enabled was false, leading to slow performance and cold starts for apps.
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases after a device was plugged in to charge (for example, overnight), the device would become unresponsive until it was rebooted.
  • Fixed a kernel issue with lib/list_debug.c that caused a kernel panic in certain cases on some devices.
  • Fixed an issue with the Connectivity Thermal Power Manager that caused slow UI rendering, unresponsiveness in apps, and poor battery performance in some cases.

In terms of availability, the Beta 3.3 is available to all Pixel phones starting from Pixel 4. This includes Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro. If you’re using any of these phones running on the Android 13 beta, then you will receive the Beta 3.2 update as OTA directly on your device. You can also check for the update manually by going to the Software Update section under Settings.

Yes, you can also install the OTA Image or Factory Image to update your Pixel phone to the latest Android 13 Beta 3.3 But for that, you need Android 13 Beta 3.3 files that you can download by going to this page.

You can also check out this guide to Installing Android 13 Beta using OTA Images and Factory Image.

Before updating your phone, make sure to take a backup of important data and also charge your phone to at least 50%.

After this beta 3 update, we can expect the next public beta in July which can be the last beta update before the Android 13 final stable release. We will share it with you if there is any update.

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