Earlier this month, Google kicked off the second beta of Android 13 at its I/O 2022 event. Now, the firm has released an incremental beta for Pixel phones, in the form of Android 13 Beta 2.1. As it is a small incremental upgrade, Google addresses a list of issues available in the second beta. If you love testing up new things on your smartphone and running on the second beta of Android 13, then read along to know about the Android 13 beta 2.1 update.
Google releases the new beta with TPBB.220414.018 build number. As it is a small upgrade, it weighs only 15.48MB in size on the Pixel 6 Pro, you can quickly install it over cellular data or WiFi. As always, the update is available to the Pixel phones. If your Pixel is running on the second beta, then you’ll receive the new update over the air, if not then you can manually upgrade your phone to the Android 13 beta 2.1. The security patch remains unchanged, it’s running on May 2022 Android Security Patch.
Before moving ahead, let’s take a look at the changes coming in with beta 2.1. As I said earlier, this build is focused on bug fixes, Google addresses issues such as no results when typing in the search bar, device crash and reboot issue after enabling hotspot, dialer sound hears in a phone call, and also fixes the issue of crashing when you disconnect your smartphone from Android Auto. Here’s the complete changelog.
Android 13 Beta 2.1 Update – Bug Fixes
- Fixed an issue where typing in the search bar resulted in a blank list of suggestions.
- Fixed an issue where devices would crash and restart when turning on hotspot.
- Fixed an issue where a continuous call dialing sound could be heard in the background during a phone call.
- Fixed an issue where devices would crash and restart after disconnecting from Android Auto.
Google also mentions that the issues available in the second beta are still applicable to beta 2.1. You can head over to this page to check out the complete list of known issues.
Now let’s talk about how can update to the Android 13 beta 2.1. All you need to do is enroll for the Android 13 beta program from this link and you will receive the Android 13 Beta 2.1 as an OTA update. And if you are already using the Developer Preview build then you will get the update without doing anything.
Moving to the eligibility criteria, the Android 13 is eligible for Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 4a, Pixel 4 XL, and Pixel 4.
If you own any of these phones and want to taste the new features of Android 13, then you can also manually upgrade your smartphone to the first beta. You can download the Android 13 beta 2.1 build from this page.
Before updating your phone, make sure to take a backup of important data and also charge your phone to at least 50%.
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