Good news for members of the Android 13 QPR1 Beta program. Google announced the Quarterly Platform Release Beta which will allow users to install Quarterly Platform Releases (QPRs). The beta platform allows users to have early access to bug fixes, drops, performance improvement etc. Currently, this is available only for the Pixel smartphones.
Here is the list of compatible Pixel devices
- Pixel 4a
- Pixel 4a (5G)
- Pixel 5
- Pixel 5a
- Pixel 6
- Pixel 6 Pro
- Pixel 6a
- Pixel 7 or the Pixel 7 Pro.
Members of the Beta program can update to the feature. Follow the procedure given below.
- Open Settings.
- Go to System.
- Click on System update.
If you want to join the beta program then go to developer.android.com or click here. We will not recommend this. In order to get started you will have to wipe out your entire data from the phone which sounds a little time-consuming. And also the stable version will be available next month. So, wait for a little and download the stable version.
December Quarterly Release (Drop Feature) will be available on the first Monday of every month. And here are the details of the Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3.1 we got.
platform issue that caused apps to crash when they were using a MediaSession to handle input from hardware media playback buttons.
issues where a device’s GPU drivers sometimes caused the system UI to freeze during normal device use.
an issue where Pixel phones sometimes displayed an incorrect “Missed call” notification instead of “Call answered on another device” when the call was answered remotely by Pixel Watch (in untethered mode).
an issue that sometimes caused the Google Camera app to crash.
an issue that prevented Google Assistant from being activated by hotword on some devices.
an issue that prevented motion-based gestures, such as “Lift to check phone” or “Flip to Shhh”, from working on some devices.
an issue that sometimes caused artefacts to display when recording or viewing video on some devices.
an issue that sometimes caused the Google Camera app to launch slowly.
an issue for Pixel 6a devices that sometimes caused the CarrierSettings to crash when inserting a SIM card.
the issue that prevented the “Go to browser” option in the notification shade from working while using an instant app.
The update will also consist of November 2022 Security Patch. We will keep posting the latest updates to this Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3.1. So follow us to keep updated.