Android 13 QPR3 Beta 2 goes live for Pixel phones

Google kicks off the second beta of Android 13 QPR3, which is the last QPR release based on Android 13. Today’s release addresses several issues reported by the Pixel users on the previous beta which was released two weeks back. The latest beta is now available for Pixel owners on Android Beta Program.

Google pushes the newer beta with the T3B2.230316.003 version number. As I said earlier, the update is already available and according to the Pixel owners, the incremental beta weighs 76MB in size on the Pixel 6a and 92MB on the Pixel 7 Pro. The update is based on the March 2023 monthly security patch.

For eligibility, the new update is available for Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro.

Moving to the changes, then the new beta brings enhancements to adaptive charging, solves the volume panel flickering issues, blurry issues in the system UI, an always-on display showing on the apps and content after unlocking, notification shade closing immediately after opening, apps and data transfer issues during first-step, and more.

Here’s the complete list of changes coming with Android 13 QPR3 beta 2 update.

  • Features
    • Improvements for Adaptive Charging that can automatically adjust to your charging needs using on-device signals.
  • Resolved Issues
    • Fixed an issue that caused the volume panel to flicker when adjusting the volume using the volume buttons.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the system UI to get stuck in a blurry state in some cases, such as unlocking the device or finishing a phone call.
    • Fixed an issue where the notification shade was closing immediately after a user opened it.
    • Fixed an issue where the always-on display was displayed over apps and other content after unlocking the device.
    • Fixed an issue where a device couldn’t copy apps and data wirelessly during first-time setup.

If your Pixel is already running on a QPR build then you will receive it over-the-air. If you are on the stable Android 13 update, then you need to join the Android beta program to try out the new software, you can head over to the Android Beta Program website and enroll in the beta program, once enrolled you can update your phone to latest Android 13 QPR release.

You can also manually sideload the upgrade your phone to the beta, visit this page to download the Factory images and this page to get the OTA files. Make sure to take a backup before sideloading the new software.

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