Google has showcased the new features coming to the Android at its annual developer conference event – Google I/O (22). And the company has also released the second beta of Android 13 for Pixel phones. The new beta comes two weeks after the first beta and it brings more new features. Read along to know more about the Android 13 Beta 2 update.
Google kicks off the second beta to the Pixel phones with TPBB.220414.015 build number, if your Pixel phone is already running on the first beta, then you’ll receive the new update over the air, or else you need to enroll in the beta program on your Pixel smartphone. Android 13 is available for the Pixel 4 and newer models. The newer beta will also bump up the monthly security patch to May 2022.
Before moving ahead, let’s take a look at the changes coming with the second beta, the Predictive back gesture (for example, it will show you an animated preview of the home screen behind the app), Resource files for specifying supported app languages, and New permission to use exact alarms are the three new features in the second beta of Android 13.
Apart from that, Google addresses the wireless carrier network issue on some devices, QR code scanning not working while accessing it from Quick Settings, app icons not appear after unlocking the device, call accept issue while using Bluetooth headsets, Pixel 6 series reboot and crashing issues, and more. Check out the complete list of bugs fixes.
Android 13 Beta 2 – Bugs Fixes
- Fixed an issue where some devices were unable to connect to the wireless carrier network after installing Android 13 Beta 1. (Issue #230538853)
- Fixed an issue where QR code scanning would sometimes not work when selected from the Quick Settings tile. (Issue #230513882)
- Fixed an issue where app icons would occasionally fail to appear after the user unlocked the device. (Issue #230851024)
Android 13 Beta 2 – Other Resolved Issues
- Fixed an issue where Bluetooth headsets would sometimes fail to accept calls or play call audio.
- Fixed an issue where Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices would crash and reboot if more than 300 apps were installed.
- Fixed an issue where Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices would reboot constantly when Bluetooth was enabled.
- Fixed a regression in Android Keystore that caused some apps to crash on launch.
- Fixed an issue where in some cases the system would incorrectly display an empty notification group from an app.
- Fixed an issue where long-pressing Bluetooth from the settings drawer caused the UI to crash.
- Fixed an issue where devices would sometimes get stuck at the Google logo during startup after receiving an OTA update.
- Fixed an issue where suspending the device while a USB-C headset was plugged in would cause the device to crash and restart.
Now let’s talk about how to get the Android 13 beta 2. 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 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 second beta 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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