Google launched the first Android 13 QPR2 beta last month, which was introduced under the December 2022 security update, and now the company has released the second beta update for the Pixel devices; users who own the pixel smartphones can test the upcoming ‘Pixel Drop’ features after installing the update. It is also noticeable that the update is only provided to those users who have previously enrolled in the beta program.
Android 13 QPR2 beta update brings new improvements for Pixel phones
With this update, your device will get several improvements, and some issues have also been fixed, such as it resolves the Home screen unresponsive issue, as well as the problem in the Google camera app, has been resolved, where it is stuck in the slow motion mode even after switching it into the normal video capture mode. According to the information, the update is available for several pixel phones, including Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and 7 Pro.
Google has issued some advisories regarding this update
After installing this update, your device might get some stability, battery, or performance issues. Users who need accessibility might face some issues. Some apps might not function as expected when running on this release; Google apps may also get affected by this.
If you want to install the update, the device should be enrolled in the Android Beta for Pixel program. After enrolling, your device is offered continuous over-the-air updates to the latest beta updates
Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 Changelog:
The official changelog for the latest QPR2 Beta 2, version T2B2.221216.006, which is compatible with Pixel 4a and later, should be reviewed first. The build includes a number of bug fixes, the January 2023 security patches that have already been released in the stable channel, and an upgrade to Play Services from version 22.39.10 to 22.41.13.
- Fixed an issue with the system user interface that sometimes caused the Home screen to fail to respond.
- Fixed an issue where, after returning to Normal video capture mode from Slower mode in the Google Camera app, the app continued to capture slow motion video if the capture speed was changed between 1/8x and 1/4x in Slower mode.
Google detects that it has detected three bugs in this build, which will likely be fixed in the next version:
- The list of recent apps sometimes doesn’t respond if the screen orientation is changed while the list is open.
- In some cases, when you enter and exit Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode from an app after changing the screen orientation, the System Settings app crashes with a message “Settings continue to stop” and then the System Settings app cannot be opened.
- A problem with the system user interface can sometimes cause it to crash due to a null pointer exception.
One of them is compatibility for the Unicode 15 emojis, which number up to 4,489 characters and were formally submitted in September 2022. The consortium asserts that the most popular emoji was a pink heart, however this collection also contains moose and donkey as well as musical instruments like the flute and maracas.
- Trembling face
- Blue Heart
- Grey heart
- Pink heart
- Hand pushing to the right
- Hand pushing to the left
- pea pod
- Folding Fan
- Choice of hair
How to install Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2
To upgrade to QPR2 Beta 2, just have a Pixel 4a or later and be subscribed to the Android 13 beta program. The update will automatically arrive via OTA, or you can download the OTA or factory image from the links below.
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