Now Playing (the icon has been moved slightly up from the bottom of the screen). The stable version of this update will be released on March 6, 2023, with two more beta updates planned. If you’ve signed up for the beta (we’ll cover that process shortly), we’re open to feedback now. We’d love to hear what you think about the first beta of Android 13’s Q2 Platform Release (QPR). Google writes: This *anonymous* survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Please complete this survey only for Pixel devices running Android 13 QPR2 beta builds.
Google recently released the Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 update available for Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Among the new features is the ability to drop the resolution of the Pixel 6 Pro display from 1440p QHD+ to 1080p FHD+ to improve battery life. This is an out-of-the-box feature on the Pixel 7 Pro. The beta will add spatial audio settings to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 lines. This is expected to be available next month. All eligible Pixel models get a cosmetic change to Quick Settings (scroll down twice to make the clock bigger).
If your build starts with “T2B”, you can check by going to Settings > About Phone. To access the survey, tap this link and scroll down. First, you will be asked to confirm that you are running the latest QPR beta and you will need to select a pixel model running beta software. If you’ve taken the survey, let us know what you think about the different beta experiences. Your choices are: Very Dissatisfied, Somewhat Dissatisfied, Neutral, Somewhat Satisfied, Very Satisfied, Didn’t Use/No Opinion on This Feature. To install the Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 update on eligible Pixel devices, visit google.com/android/beta or tap this link.
Once the Android Beta Program website loads, tap the View Eligible Devices button. An image of the pixel model will appear with the word “opt-in” below it. Unless you’re terribly disappointed with the beta after installing it (it’s an unstable version, after all), you’ll have to wait until March 6th when the stable version is due to be released. If you unsubscribe from the beta program before installing the stable version, you will be forced to remove your pixel. This doesn’t mean lessen the shine with a buffing cloth. We believe that data should be removed from the device in order to bring the operating system back to stable.