Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2 rolling out for Pixel smartphones

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Google is rolling out Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2 for eligible Pixel smartphones. To recall, the first beta was released last month. After one more beta update, we can see a stable release by the end of this year. In the meantime, let’s check out what the second beta brings.

Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2

Make sure to visit: How to install Android 13 on Pixel devices?

For the unaware, the Quarterly Platform Release (QPR) intends to resolve different bugs and small issues that come packed the OS. In fact, Google says these “builds are suitable for general use.” The Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2 is available for eligible Pixel smartphones. This includes Pixel 4a,  Pixel 4a 5GPixel 5Pixel 5aPixel 6Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a. The beta builds for all devices are bundled with the firmware version T1B2.220916.004.

However, this time, the tech giant did not enlist the “top resolved issues.” Although it does upgrades the security maintenance to October 2022. Also, it resolves bugs and brings optimizations to improve system performance and stability. In addition, we do have some changes found in the Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2.

Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2 Features

  • Cleaner design for the upcoming Safety Center page.
  • UI tweaks in the media player and the ability to hide control from the lock screen. To hide the control, look for “Show media on lock screen” settings under Settings app > Sound & vibration > Media. Alternatively, you can long-pressing on an active media player.
  • Added a new page, “app battery usage” that allows users to “set battery usage for apps” via Settings > Apps.
  • New “battery defender for dock” feature for Pixel tablet that will pause the device’s charging during the night.
  • A “low light dream” setting for Pixel tablet that will possibly activate when docked and in low ambient light.
  • The “Sound & vibration” sheet while adjusting volume with side buttons or tapping the overflow menu is now centralized.
Read more: Google Home gets a feature-rich redesign and becomes WearOS and Web compatible

Apart from the above-mentioned changes, there are more traits to explore in QPR1 Beta 2. The existing developers can flash the new build on their respective Pixel smartphones. Lastly, they can detail issues and file bugs on the Android Beta Feedback app.

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