Following the launch of QPR2, Google today pushed Android 13 QPR3 Beta 1 to Pixel phones.
Android 13 QPR3 will be released to consumers in June and will be the last major quarterly update to Android 13. Google has previously hinted that it won’t be testing QPR3 publicly, but will instead upgrade directly from Android 13 QPR2 Beta to Android 14 Beta.
Unlike the Developer Preview and Beta versions of unreleased Android releases, these versions are for general use.
For users in the current Android Beta program, QPR3 may only be available in a Beta version, as Google says the preview will “continue until Android 14 Beta begins. Android 14 Beta 1 is expected to be released in April.
If users participate in the QPR3 Beta, they will automatically receive an over-the-air (OTA) update when Android 14 Beta 1 becomes available. There is no separate program to opt-in.
If users have opted in to the Beta program for QPR2, they will receive QPR3 immediately without performing any action. however, if users want to fall back without wiping device data, they can opt out and wait for the stable March (QPR2) update by ignoring QPR3 Beta 1.
Fixes an issue with the wrong color of the clock text on the lock screen.
Fixes an issue with Bluetooth audio not working properly on some devices.
Fixes an issue where the fingerprint icon that is normally displayed on the screen to indicate the location of the fingerprint sensor was incorrectly changed to an exclamation mark (!) issue.
Fixes an issue where dynamic wallpapers could not be selected or used.
Fixes an issue that reset the widget, app icon position, and other configurable options on the home screen after installing an OTA update.
Fixes an issue that caused the device to unregister from Face Unlock after installing an OTA update.
The following known issues exist.
The camera displays a black screen if the user tries to turn on the camera by pressing the power button twice.
In some cases, the device will reboot when a working profile is turned on or off.
The “Recently Used Apps” list sometimes becomes unresponsive if the screen orientation is changed while the list is open.
In addition to this.
Android 13 QPR3 Beta 1 (version number T3B1.230224.005) includes updates from the latest public March Feature Drop release as well as other features, bug fixes and performance optimizations.
The Android 13 QPR3 Beta 1 system image is 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 have Beta 1 (T3B1.230224.005) installed as well as the March security patch from the Android Beta Program website.