Google releases Android 13 QPR1 beta 3 approximately two weeks early
Google releases Android 13 QPR1 beta 3
While Google didn’t release a list of new features that are part of the update, it did provide a list of bugs that are exterminated with Android 13 QPR1 beta 3:
- Fixed an issue for some devices where the screen unlock UI was displayed over notifications and other lock-screen content.
- Fixed an issue that prevented the “Flip camera for selfie” gesture from working on some devices.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the screen to go blank while attempting to unlock a device.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented a device from being unlocked using either Face Unlock or Fingerprint Unlock when the device had been idle for multiple hours.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused fullscreen video playback to flicker after enabling always-on-display features and locking the screen.
The next release should be the final, stable version of the December Pixel Feature Drop
The known Pixel issue is one where a Pixel phone displays a notification reading “Missed call” instead of “Call answered on another device” when a call is answered remotely by a Pixel Watch (in untethered mode). Google also might have activated some server-side updates earlier in the day as this writer noticed some changes to the labeling of buttons when answering an incoming phone call on the Pixel 6 Pro.
Do not opt out of the beta program until the final version of Quarterly Feature Drop is indeed dropped. Otherwise, you will have to wipe all of the data off of your phone. On the other hand, if the aforementioned bug fixes don’t affect you and you don’t mind waiting until December for the new features that will be added to the Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, just sit back and relax and wait for the update to drop.