Beta version 1.1 of the Quarterly Bug Fixing Platform is now available for Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

Beta version 1.1 of the Quarterly Bug Fixing Platform is now available for Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

Described changes are light. Although there could be deeper tweaks hidden inside this release, Google only describes two fixes in its release notes: Fixed some issues that caused excessive battery drain. Improved call quality related to issues like Issue #224716473 that caused a high pitch noise during phone calls on some devices. Although we’re still investigating the root cause of this and similar issues, we’re planning additional improvements for future beta releases.
I’ve seen multiple reports that the QPR3 Beta 1 burns through a battery faster than expected on the latest Pixels, and least one of our tipsters has previously discussed battery-related woes on it. They’re called “beta” for a reason, after all.

Most of you probably aren’t using the new Quarterly Platform Release betas, but if you moved to that release cycle to get the updates on your Google Pixel 6 or Google 6 Pro a little earlier, you should tap that “check for update” button. Google has now released QPR3 Beta 1.1, a bug-fixing update for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

Highlights

  • Although we’re coming up on April, QPR3 Beta 1.1 still ships with March security patches. We’re still trying to suss out how the QPR betas will work going forward — if they’ll be monthly (with another update in the next few weeks) or follow some other cadence, if bug-fixing updates like these will be typical or an exception, etc. The OTA should be rolling out shortly — again, for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro ONLY. If you’re impatient to install it, you can also download sideloadable OTA images at your leisure.