Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 is rolling out on Pixel phones

With QPR1 now stable, Google is rolling out Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 as the next major Pixel update, to be released in March.

There should only be two Quarterly Platform Release Betas for Android 13, according to what Google telegraphed in August. As with QPR1, that should mean three QPR2 betas, with a stable launch in March 2023 and a relatively bug-free experience for those who sign up through the Android beta program.

Unlike developer previews and betas for unreleased versions of Android, these builds are for general use. However, please review all known issues listed on this page.

If you are still participating in the beta program after testing Android 13 QPR1, you can opt out from google.com/android/beta without wiping your device if not already installed QPR2 Beta 1.

If you have already updatedexiting the program will result in a wipe and your next chance to exit without data loss is in March after Android 13 QPR2 stable launch.


The Android Beta Feedback app is available on Pixel phones to report issues. You can access it from the app drawer or quick settings to report bugs in the Google Issue Tracker while the Android Beta community is on Reddit.

The following known issues exist:

Android platform

  • The recent apps list sometimes becomes unresponsive when 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 the message “Settings are always paused” and the System Settings app cannot open will.
  • A problem with the system UI can sometimes cause the home screen to become unresponsive.

GoogleApps

  • After you switch from slow motion mode back to normal video recording mode in the Google Camera app, the app will continue to record slow motion videos if the recording speed has been changed between 1/8x and 1/4x in slow motion mode.

Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 system images are available for Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. as well as in the Android emulator.

Most users will install Beta 1 (T2B1.221118.006) with the December security patch from the Android Beta Program website. You can expect an OTA update in the coming hours. If you need help, here is our complete guide to installing Android 13.

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