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Google kicks off Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1 for Pixel Phones

Two weeks back, Google released the second beta of Android 13 QPR2 with a host of new features and improvements. Today, the company has just released an incremental beta – Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1. It already goes live for the users running on the Quarterly Platform Releases build.

As I already said, new features and changes were released with the second beta, and as for today’s build, it appears to address some known issues reported in the previous updates. Google pushes the Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1 with the T2B2.221216.008 build number. 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.

Speaking of the changes, then Google addresses two issues with this incremental upgrade, the update fixes a cellular network issue as well as a fix for Bluetooth connectivity. Here are the complete details about the fixes.

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented devices from automatically connecting to a 5G network even when it was available.
  • Fixed an issue where devices did not drop or reset an existing, encrypted Bluetooth connection after receiving a command to disable link-layer encryption for that connection.

As It is a small upgrade, you can quickly upgrade your Pixel smartphone to the latest Android 13 beta. 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 but want to try out the Android 13 QPR build, then you can take a part in 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 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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