Google is actively working on the third Android 13 feature drop for Pixel phones and it is scheduled to release in June. Today the company released a small incremental update to QPR3 beta 3 that was released two weeks ago. Let’s find out what’s new in the Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3.1 update.
Google started testing QPR3 shortly after the last Feature Drop update released in March. And the testing is almost nearing completion as the next feature drop update will be released early next month. Each beta build comes with some changes such as new features or bug fixes.
The Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3.1 is available for Pixel phones eligible for Android 13 which means Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. The incremental beta build comes with build T3B3.230413.006 for all models expect Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a with Verizon. For these specific models, the build number is T3B3.230413.006.A1.
The new update also comes with May 2023 security patch. Talking about other changes, the update addresses a bunch of bug fixes. Here is the official changelog.
This minor update to Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3 includes the following fixes:
- Fixed various stability issues.
- Fixed an issue that caused the first notification in the notification shade to get stuck with an offset.
- Fixed a memory leak that affected the system UI.
- Fixed an issue where the volume level that was set while TalkBack was enabled did not persist after toggling TalkBack off and on again.
- Fixed issues with the system UI that sometimes caused apps to crash.
- Fixed issues that could cause a device to crash when using the camera.
- Fixed issues that sometimes caused excessive power drain.
If your Pixel device is already on QPR3 Beta 3, then you will receive the incremental update on your device soon if you haven’t already. But if you are on a stable build and want to test beta builds, you need to opt for the beta program. You can head over to the Android Beta Program website and enroll in the beta program, once enrolled you can update your phone to the 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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