Google Android 13 is in the final stages of beta testing. It all started with the Android 13 Developer Preview in February. And so far Google has released two developer previews and four beta updates, excluding incremental updates. And before the final stable build release, Google fixes more bugs with a new incremental update. Android 13 beta 4.1 fixes several bugs to prepare Android 13 for a stable and final release. Let’s find out everything about the Android 13 beta 4.1 update.
The latest Android 13 Beta 4.1 incremental update is available for Pixel devices. While devices from other OEMs can get it through a generic system image. Now as per the official roadmap, we can expect stable Android 13 somewhere in August. But it will only be available for Pixel devices. Other OEMs have also started working on their custom OS based on Android 13, but this will take about two or more months.
Google released Android 13 Beta 4 two weeks back with multiple bug fixes. But it had some major bugs. And so to fix some major bugs, Google released an incremental update before the final Android 13 release. The Android 13 Beta 4.1 comes with build number TPB4.220624.008. It still runs on the July 2022 security patch which is the latest.
As we mentioned earlier, the new update fixes several bugs, you can check out these bug fixes below.
Android 13 Beta 4.1 Changelog
- Fixed an issue that prevented an app from enabling or disabling Bluetooth if it didn’t have the BLUETOOTH_CONNECT permission, even though the app was targeting an API level where the permission is not required.
- Fixed issues that sometimes caused a device to crash and reboot when connecting to certain WiFi networks.
- Fixed an issue where Meet connectivity could drop while driving.
- Fixed an issue where the system could incorrectly interpret GPS data.
There are still some issues in the Android 13 beta but those are minor issues and may get fixed in the stable Android 13.
The new incremental update is available to eligible Pixel phones. The list 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 Pixel phones, then you can easily update your device to the new Android 13 Beta 4.1. You will receive the Beta 4.1 update as OTA directly on your device if you are already on an Android 13 beta build. You can also check for the update manually by going to the Software Update section under Settings.
You can also install the OTA Image or Factory Image to update your Pixel phone manually to the latest Android 13 Beta 4.1. But for that, you need Android 13 Beta 4.1 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%.