Google has launched a new update for its Pixel phones – the Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3. Although Android 14 is already available for public preview, Google continues to improve Android 13 for a stable and bug-free experience. With the latest update, the company is inching closer to the stable June release.
However, as we’re still in April, Google will have plenty of time to test and resolve any remaining issues before rolling out the final version to everyone.
The latest quarterly update for Android 13, known as QPR3, is slated for a consumer launch in June. Google has released this beta version 3 for its Pixel devices, indicating progress towards a stable and bug-free update. While these beta versions are generally considered safe for everyday use, users are advised to check for any known issues before installation.
For those who own a Pixel 4a and 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, and Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, the latest QPR3 Beta 3 update is now available. This update is set to bring a number of bug fixes to improve the overall user experience. It is worth noting that unlike developer previews and betas for unreleased versions of Android, these builds are suitable for general use. If you’re interested in installing QPR3 Beta 3, keep reading to find release information and instructions on how to install it.
Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3 Bug Fixes
- Fixed issues that could cause Wi-Fi calling to stop working.
- Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause the system to get stuck on the home screen with no app icons and either the normal background or a blank, black background.
- Fixed an issue where the system UI crashed when trying to access the Wallpaper & style screen both in the system settings app or by long-pressing from the home screen.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the screen on some devices to flash green when toggled if the phone was in a high temperature environment.
- Fixed an issue where the camera displayed a black screen if the user tried to open the camera by pressing the power button twice.
- Fixed an issue where in some cases when a work profile is switched on or off, the device rebooted instead.
- The list of Recent apps sometimes becomes unresponsive if the screen orientation is changed while the list is open.
The Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3 system images are now available for a range of Pixel devices, including the Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro. These updates can be installed directly from the Android Emulator or via the Android Beta Program website, which will provide Beta 3 (T3B3.230413.003) with the April security patch for most users.
However, it’s worth noting that the Verizon Pixel 6, 6 Pro, and 6a are still on the March patch with T3B3.230413.003.A1, similar to the Android 14 Beta 1. Users can expect to receive an OTA update soon, or they can download and install the updates from the links provided.
These links provide access to both the factory image and OTA files for users who prefer the traditional method of updating their devices. However, enrolling in the Android Beta Program is a more convenient way of receiving the update over-the-air. Those who prefer to avoid using the command prompt and adb commands can simply enroll in the program and wait for Google to push the update. The OTA update should be available shortly through the Android Beta Program.
- 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