Google releases Android 13 Beta 2.1 for Pixel phones
Google has released a new Android 13 beta update. Although it’s only halfway through the month, the new Android 13 Beta 2.1 patch will fix a few issues that plagued Pixel devices immediately after release. initial release of the Android 13 public beta.
Google’s release notes include the following fixes:
- Fixed an issue where typing in the search bar resulted in an empty list of suggestions.
- Fixed an issue where devices would crash and reboot when activating the hotspot.
- Fixed an issue where a continuous call dialing sound could be heard in the background during a phone call.
- Fixed an issue where devices would crash and restart after disconnecting Android Auto.
This mid-cycle update still includes the same list of known issues as Beta 2 which was released on May 11, except for those covered above. According 9to5Googlethe search bar issue persists despite the mid-cycle update.
Google Pixel 5, Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 5a
If you’re already on the Android 13 beta, the update will automatically let you know via an OTA notification. If you are participating in the Android 12 QPR (Quarterly Platform Release) beta program, you will need to unsubscribe and re-enroll in the Android 13 beta. Keep in mind that the Android 13 beta is still in early beta and that there is a long list of problems. Those wishing to enroll in either beta program can register here.
Remember that if you wish to register, you will not be able to switch back to the public version without clearing the data in most cases. Be sure to do proper research before signing up on a device you use daily.