Last month, Google originally started testing the next incremental upgrade for Android 13, i.e, Android 13 QPR1 on the Pixel phones. Early this month, the eligible models received the second beta with minor changes and improvements. Today, the company has released another beta, the third one with some fixes and changes. Here you can check all about the new Android 13 QPR1 beta 3 update.
The new incremental beta goes live with the T1B3.221003.003 build number. Just like the last beta, this one too requires a small amount of data for downloading, this one weighs 130MB in size. The third beta is based on the October 2022 monthly security patch, the same as we’ve seen in the second beta. Google has officially made an announcement on the Android beta subreddit as well as on the Android Developers website.
The latest build addresses a couple of issues reported on the previous betas, the list includes the issue where the screen unlock UI was displayed over notifications and other lock screen content, fixes the Flip camera for selfies gesture, blank lock screen issue while attempting to unlock the device, addresses the issue that sometimes prevented a device from being unlocked using either Face Unlock or Fingerprint Unlock when the device had been idle for multiple hours and also fixes the flickering issue on full-screen video playback after enabling Always-on display.
Talking about the other changes, then the update brings slight tweaks to the lock screen UI, clear calling settings now available on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, some animation changes, and a few more improvements. Here’s the complete list of issues fixed in the beta 3.
- Developer-reported and user-reported issues
- Fixed an issue for some devices where the screen unlock UI was displayed over notifications and other lock-screen content. (Issue #254163754)
- Other resolved issues
- Fixed an issue that prevented the “Flip camera for selfie” gesture from working on some devices.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the screen to go blank while attempting to unlock a device.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented a device from being unlocked using either Face Unlock or Fingerprint Unlock when the device had been idle for multiple hours.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused fullscreen video playback to flicker after enabling always-on-display features and locking the screen.
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. The third beta is also available for the newly released Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. 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.