Android 13 QPR2 update brings a large number of features


Android 13 QPR2 is the latest quarterly update for the Android 13 operating system, which Google initially launched in August as a significant upgrade to the previous version. The latest update, QPR2, builds upon the enhancements introduced in QPR1, released in December, further refining the user experience and addressing any known issues. Whether you’re a long-time Android user or new to the platform, Android 13 QPR2 promises to deliver an even more polished and feature-rich mobile operating system.

Google releases Android 13 QPR2 update

The Android 13 QPR2 was delayed beyond its usual first Monday of the month release date. Google gave absolute priority to the release of the DP2 of Android 14, which was released to developers on the evening of Wednesday, March 8th.

In addition to the delayed release, Android 13 QPR2 comes with a significant changelog, as Google has added a slew of new features and security patches updated in March 2023 to address a multitude of vulnerabilities, some of them critical. The update also includes the Pixel Feature Drop in March, which is the second for Android 13 and the first for this year. With this update, supported smartphones can expect to see an improved user experience and added functionality. The Pixel Feature Drop in March includes improvements to the camera app, call screening, and several other system optimizations.

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Android 13 QPR2 Changelog:

Apps

  • Fix for issue causing Live Translate feature to prompt for translation too frequently in certain apps *[1]
  • Fix for issue occasionally keeping display on while certain app activities are active
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing screenshots from being captured in certain apps
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Wallpaper & style settings to open

Battery & Charging

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing app-specific battery restriction settings to be reset after a software update
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Battery Share from charging certain devices or accessories *[2]
  • General improvements for charging, battery usage or performance in certain conditions *[1]
  • General improvements for wireless charging stability or performance in certain conditions *[2]

Biometrics

  • Additional improvements for fingerprint recognition and response in certain conditions *[1]

Bluetooth

  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Android Auto to connect wirelessly with certain vehicle head units
  • Improvements for connection stability with certain Bluetooth LE headsets or accessories

Camera

  • General improvements for camera stability and performance in certain conditions *[1]
  • Improvements for color accuracy or exposure level while using the front camera in certain conditions *[3]

Display & Graphics

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing display flicker or artifacts in certain apps or conditions *[1]
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing instability or playback errors with certain media apps or content *[1]
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing video preview to flicker in certain apps *[1]

Framework

  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing keyboard from displaying in certain apps or conditions

Sensors

  • Additional tuning for haptics intensity and response in certain conditions *[4]
  • General improvements for adaptive brightness response in certain conditions

System

  • Fix for issue preventing device bootloader from being unlocked in certain conditions *[4]
  • Fix for issue preventing device from booting to Android in certain conditions *[4]
  • General improvements for system stability and performance in certain conditions
  • Kernel updates to 4.14.295 *[5], 4.19.261 *[6], 5.10.149 *[1]

Telephony

  • General improvements for network connection stability and performance in certain conditions

Touch

  • General improvements for touch response and performance in certain conditions *[3]

User Interface

  • Fix for issue causing certain on-device search results to launch apps in work profile
  • Fix for issue causing certain text entries in Battery Usage settings to overlap each other while scrolling
  • Fix for issue causing home screen UI to appear blurred in certain conditions
  • Fix for issue causing lag or delay with switching between apps while third-party launcher apps are in use
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing inner launcher icons to appear clipped after closing a folder
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing input text to overlap inside search bar
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing media player notification to appear cut off or trimmed
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing navigation UI to display over Assistant interface
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing notification drawer to appear empty or blank
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing Overview screen panels to display over home screen
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing Quick Settings tiles to be activated while menu is not pulled down
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing screen unlock to overlap with notifications, home screen or other UI elements
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing silent mode icon to appear hidden or missing from status bar
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing app icon size to scale correctly when changing display size
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing screenshot sharing or editing to work when tapping overlay buttons
  • Fix for issue preventing haptic feedback when interacting with notification drawer in certain conditions
  • General improvements for performance in certain UI transitions and animations
  • Improvements for home screen icon behavior when switching between different grid sizes
  • Improvements for status bar layout and response in certain device orientations

Wi-Fi

  • General improvements for Wi-Fi network connection stability & performance in certain conditions
  • Improvements for connection stability with certain Wi-Fi 6E-capable routers or networks *

Software versions

Global

  • Pixel 4a: TQ2A.230305.008.C1
  • Pixel 4a (5G): TQ2A.230305.008.C1
  • Pixel 5: TQ2A.230305.008.C1
  • Pixel 5a (5G): TQ2A.230305.008.C1
  • Pixel 7: TQ2A.230305.008
  • Pixel 7 Pro: TQ2A.230305.008.C1

T-Mobile & MVNOs, Google Fi (US)

  • Pixel 4a (5G): TQ2A.230305.008.A3
  • Pixel 5: TQ2A.230305.008.A3
  • Pixel 5a (5G): TQ2A.230305.008.A3

Canada

  • Pixel 7: TQ2A.230305.008.A1
  • Pixel 7 Pro: TQ2A.230305.008.A3

WINDTRE (Italy)

  • Pixel 7: TQ2A.230305.008.A1
  • Pixel 7 Pro: TQ2A.230305.008.A3

To check for the update, just follow the path “Settings > System > System Update” and, in case your smartphone has not already detected the presence of the new update, tap on “Search for updates” (it may take a few hours before it is actually available to everyone).

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