Release of Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1 for Pixel phones

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Android 13 QPR1 “features the next set of refinements including as bug fixes and improvements to reliability and performance” and is expected to have three betas before a stable release in December. The amount of user-facing modifications will need to be determined, but QPRs should be very stable as they are currently betas rather than development previews (DPs). These “builds are acceptable for broad use,” according to Google.

Google will continue the Android 13 Beta Program with Quarterly Platform Releases, beginning in September with QPR1 as it did last year. Following the stable release of Android 13 to AOSP, we continue to upgrade the platform with fixes and improvements that are subsequently rolled out to supported devices. Quarterly Platform Releases (QPRs), which are distributed to AOSP and Google Pixel devices as part of Feature Drops, are the means through which these updates are made available on a quarterly cadence.

Highlights

  • The Android Beta Feedback app is once again available on Pixel phones to submit problems. You can access it from the app drawer or via Quick Settings to file bugs in the Google issue tracker, while the Android Beta community is on Reddit. Fixed an issue for some devices that mistakenly caused a user’s emergency contact to be dialed from the lock screen when the device was in their pocket. (Issue #233159557)Other resolved issues

  • Although these updates don’t include app-impacting API changes, we provide images of the latest QPR beta builds so you can test your app with these builds as needed. If you’re still part of the Beta Program from testing Android 13 earlier this year, you can unenroll from google.com/android/beta without a device wipe if you have not yet installed QPR1 Beta 1. If you have already updated, leaving the program will result in a wipe and your next opportunity to exit without losing data will be in December after the stable launch of Android 13 QPR1.

Most users will be installing Beta 1 (T1B1.220819.006 and T1B1.220819.007 on 6a) with the September security patch from the Android Beta Program website. You can expect an OTA update in the coming hours. If you need help, here’s our full guide on installing Android 13. Updating just so I can get those fixes from the September patch that is delayed for the 6/ I do wondering.. updating to 13 QPR1 i see that Google Play System Update is now on Oct. 1 but that actually Security Update is still August. So I wonder if this does including all the September patch stuff or not.

Fixed various issues for Pixel 6a devices that made it difficult for users to unlock their device or to set up Fingerprint Unlock. 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. Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1 system images are available for the Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a, as well as in the Android Emulator. The Pixel 4 and 4 XL are not supported.

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