Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 series users can now use 5G after Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 Update.
About a few days ago Google released the second beta of Android 13 QPR2. You can read about it here. For Pixel users in India, the new beta brings one additional feature and it is an important one. Pixel 7 series and Pixel 6a are getting 5G support with Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 update in India.
Yes, it is a beta update but opting for beta is quite simple on Pixel phones. And if you don’t want to join the beta program, you can just wait for the stable update which will be coming soon. Google confirmed to GSMArena that 5G support for the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro is coming to India by the first quarter.
The QPR2 beta is part of the quarterly feature drop update for Pixel phones and is going to release towards the end of this quarter (in March). And it looks like Google is right on track as 5G support is here on the latest beta build for users in India.
5G was launched in India late last year and is available in some parts of the country. It is expanding to more cities over time. But to take advantage of 5G, it is also necessary to have 5G support in the device. Even if phones are 5G, they are disabled when 5G service is not available in the area. And once it becomes available, 5G support is further pushed through an OTA update.
If you are a Pixel 6a or Pixel 7 series user in India, you will soon be able to experience 5G if it is available in your city. But if you want to use 5G services immediately on your Pixel, then you will have to opt for the beta update. After the update, both Airtel and Jio 5G will work on these three Pixel phones.
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