Google releases Android 13 QPR1 beta for Pixel phones

After releasing the stable Android 13 update for compatible Pixel phones last month, Google has begun testing the platform’s quarterly release (QPR). Google has announced the Android 13 QPR1 beta for eligible phones. The first Android 13 QPR1 beta fixes small issues and bugs available in the operating system.

Google has officially confirmed the rollout of the new update, saying: “As of the stable release of Android 13 on AOSP, we continue to update the platform with fixes and improvements which are then rolled out to Android devices. supported devices. These releases occur on a quarterly cadence through Quarterly Platform Releases (QPR), which are delivered to both AOSP and Google Pixel devices as part of Feature Drops.

If you own the Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro or Pixel 6a, you can join the Android beta program and install the quarterly version of the platform on your phone. The first beta is labeled with build number T1B1.220819.006 if you have the Pixel 6a, then it works with software version T1B1.220819.007. The latest software is seeding with the September 2022 Monthly Security Patch.

Speaking of changes, the update fixes Pixel 6a fingerprint issue, system crash issue when using back gesture, 5G icon displayed instead of 5G UW under certain conditions. , fixed an issue that incorrectly caused a user to be contacted for emergency. be dialed from the lock screen, and other improvements.

Here is the full changelog.

  • Issues reported by developers
    • Fixed an issue for some devices that incorrectly caused a user’s emergency contact to be dialed from the lock screen when the device was in their pocket. (Number #233159557)
  • Other fixed issues
    • Fixed various issues for Pixel 6a devices that made it difficult for users to unlock their device or set up fingerprint unlock.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the system UI to crash in some cases, such as gesturing from the edge of the screen to go back.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the 5G icon to be displayed instead of the 5G UW icon, even when the affected device was already successfully connected to a 5G UW network.

If your eligible Pixel phone is running on the stable version of Android 13, you must join the Android beta program and then update your phone to the first beta version of Android 13 QPR1. If you were already registered for the Android 13 beta, you should still be registered to receive a QPR upgrade. Once upgraded to the new beta, you can use the Android Beta Feedback app to submit issues or issues available on the beta.

You can manually upgrade your phone to beta, visit this page to download factory images and this page to get OTA files. Be sure to make a backup before downloading new software.

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