Google has released a fresh Android 13 Beta update for its range of Pixel smartphones, spanning from the Pixel 4a to the Pixel 7 Pro. This update, known as Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3.1, comes with bug fixes, addressing a few issues that were detected in the previous Beta 3 release, which was launched just a couple of weeks ago.
The latest Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3.1 update addresses a range of bugs and stability issues, such as a memory leak in the system UI, notification shade lag, and camera issues causing devices to crash. Additionally, there was a fix for a problem causing excessive power drain. These updates were released only two weeks after Beta 3, indicating a focused effort on resolving these issues.
The QPR3 Beta 3.1 update is immediately available for all Pixel phone models from the Pixel 4a and 4a 5G to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Additionally, users can access the update through the Android Beta Program or by manually flashing the update. While the majority of Pixel devices have been updated with the latest May 2023 security patch (T3B3.230413.006), Verizon users of the Pixel 6, 6 Pro, and 6a are still on the previous April release (T3B3.230413.006.A1).
Here’s the Release Info for Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3.1
- Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a devices that use Verizon as their carrier: T3B3.230413.006.A1
- All other devices: T3B3.230413.006
Emulator support: x86 (64-bit), ARM (v8-A)
Security patch level:
- Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a devices that use Verizon as their carrier: April 2023
- All other devices: May 2023
Google Play services: 23.11.15
Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3.1 Bug Fixes
- Fixed various stability issues. (Issue #279246037, Issue #274339025, Issue #279301937)
- Fixed an issue that caused the first notification in the notification shade to get stuck with an offset. (Issue #273870112)
- Fixed a memory leak that affected the system UI.
- Fixed an issue where the volume level that was set while TalkBack was enabled did not persist after toggling TalkBack off and on again.
- Fixed issues with the system UI that sometimes caused apps to crash.
- Fixed issues that could cause a device to crash when using the camera.
- Fixed issues that sometimes caused excessive power drain.
According to Google, if you’re currently part of the Android Beta program and your device is still using Android 13 QPR3 Beta 2, 2.1, or 3, you’ll automatically receive an over-the-air (OTA) update to QPR3 Beta 3.1. This update will temporarily take the place of any pending Android 14 Beta updates, and you can confirm this in the OTA message by checking the build number (T3B3.230413.006 /.A1). To enroll, simply go to the Android Beta Program website and sign in with your Google account.
For those who prefer not to wait for the OTA update hitting their devices, you can grab the Factory Images and OTA images and install them by using command prompts or adb commands. To update, simply click on the appropriate link below based on your device model.
- Pixel 7 Pro: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 7: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 6a: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 6 Pro: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 6: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 5a: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 5: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 4a (5G): Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 4a: Factory Image — OTA