Google releases Android 13 QPR1 beta 2 for Pixel phones

Last month, Google initially started testing Android 13 QPR1 (Quarterly Platform Release) for the eligible Pixel phones. Today, the company has released the second-incremental beta, ahead of the quarterly Pixel feature drop as well as the launch of the new Pixel 7 lineup. The new beta build is expected to bring minor changes, bug fixes, and system-wide improvements. Read along to know more about the Android 13 QPR1 beta 2 update.

Google pushes the new beta build with the T1B2.220916.004 firmware version, just like the other incremental upgrades, it is a small upgrade weighing 133MB in size. The second beta brings a newer monthly security patch – October 2022. Google has officially shared the details of the new beta on the Android Beta subreddit as well as on the Android Developers website.

Google did not mention details of the changes and new features available in the second beta, but, according to the users who installed the second beta, the Android 13 QPR1 beta 2 comes up with smoother unlocking animations, more refined animations for music players in the notification shade, predictive back support to the Settings app, more detailed battery stats, and more.

For availability, the second beta goes live for all Pixel phones compatible with Android 13 QPR1 beta 1. For unawares, the upgrade is available for Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, or Pixel 6a. If you own any of these Pixel phones and want to try out the new software, then you can join the Android beta program and upgrade your phone to the upcoming Android 13 QPR1.

If you were enrolled Android 13 beta previously, then you should still be enrolled to receive a QPR upgrade. Once upgraded to the new beta, you can use the Android Beta Feedback app to submit problems or issues available on the beta.

You can 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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