Pixel Phones Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1 available now with Bluetooth and 5G fixes [Download]

After releasing the Beta 2 update earlier this month, Google today started rolling out Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1 for the various Pixel phones as a bug fixer today. This is a very minor update to the initial Beta 2 release

Beta 2.1 brings a couple of crucial fixes related to 5G cellular connectivity issue and Bluetooth issue, along with the latest January 2023 Android security patch. The update is currently rolling out for the Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 or 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, or Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro handsets, as well as the Android Emulator.

Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1

Release date: January 20, 2023
Build: T2B2.221216.008
Security patch level:  January 2023
Google Play services: 22.41.13

The Beta 2.1 build, arrives as T2B2.221216.008, identifies the following issues and fixes. Here’s what fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented devices from automatically connecting to a 5G network even when it was available. (Issue #265093352)
  • Fixed an issue where devices did not drop or reset an existing, encrypted Bluetooth connection after receiving a command to disable link-layer encryption for that connection.

Google says that “If you’re already enrolled in the Android 13 beta QPR2 and your device is running Beta 2, you will automatically receive an over-the-air (OTA) update to Beta 2.1. If your device is still on Beta 1, you will automatically receive the Beta 2.1 patch once you update to Beta 2.”

If you own any one of the aforementioned Pixels phones, and you can’t wait for the update to hit your device, you can the latest beta by hitting the appropriate link tagged below.

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