New Android 13 QPR 2 Beta 2 available for Pixel Phones [Download]

Following the first security update of 2023, Google is beginning to roll out its Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 build to Pixel smartphones. The QPR stands for “Quarterly Platform Release” and the users will be able to test out new features ahead of the official launch.

According to the Android Developers post, the Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 build is now rolling out to the Pixel 4a and 4a (5G), the Pixel 5 and 5a, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, as well as the 6a, along with Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones. Each Pixel phone that has listed will be upgraded to beta build version T2B2.221216.006, and get a few notable things. The beta 2 also includes the recently released January 2023 security patch, along with other bug fixes.

Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2

Release date: January 9, 2023
Build: T2B2.221216.006
Security patch level: January 2023
Google Play services: 22.41.13


Android says a System UI issue has been fixed that caused the Home screen to become unresponsive. Additionally, they fixed an issue in an odd bug – where after switching back to Normal video mode from Slow Motion mode inside the official Google Camera app, the app continued capturing slow-motion video if the capture speed was changed between 1/8x and 1/4x while in Slow Motion mode.

Known Android Platform issues:

  • The list of Recent apps sometimes becomes unresponsive if the screen orientation is changed while the list is open.
  • In some cases, when entering and exiting Picture-in-picture (PiP) mode from an app after changing the screen orientation, the system Settings app crashes with a “Settings keeps stopping” message and then the system Settings app can’t be opened.
  • An issue with the System UI can sometimes cause it to crash from a null pointer exception.


If you have any of the aforementioned Pixel phones, and if you are on that Android Beta Program train, you can check for the update by navigating to Settings > System > System update. Or else, you can manually flash factory image or OTA files linked below. You can read here for full guide on how to install factory image/OTA update. The update weighs 117 MB of size.

Source: Android 

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