Following the release of Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1 build which was released in last month, Google is continuing the trend. There is a new Android 13 beta build available for Pixel phones to update the platform with fixes and improvements on a quarterly basis. While we are eagerly waiting for the full official debut of Pixel 7 duo, Google has silently started rolling out the next Quarterly Platform Release (QPR) build for the current Pixel phones. There would be a third one in November, followed by the final stable release in December.
The new Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2 build is now available for Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, Pixel 6a, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G phones. In case you are wondering, these QPR betas should be more stable than the initial Developer Previews for new versions of Android. That means these safe to install for general use and include “the next round of bug fixes and improvements to stability and performance.” Or else you can also stay from this half baked software build.
This new beta will be having a notable list of improvements over the previous Beta 1 build. We’re still waiting on a list of full changes and bug fixes to determine exactly what’s new Google is offering. It includes “the latest October security patch, and the latest bug fixes and optimizations to performance and stability.”
The Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2 update weighs in at 1.94, and has been labelled by Google as build T1B2.220916.004 and it comes with Google Play services version 22.26.15. If you have an eligible Pixel handset, you can try to explore Android Beta Program by signing-up for that here. You can also manually install the flash factory image or OTA files. Hit the appropriate link below based on your handset.
- 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