A very minor update labeled as Beta 2.1 for Android 13 QPR2 testers is now available for Pixel devices. Beta 2 was announced a few days ago if you haven’t seen it.
As for what’s new, this seems like a very small bug fixer, but Google is important enough to send this update. Inside, Google lists a cellular connectivity fix as well as a Bluetooth fix. Details are below.
If you own a Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 or 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, or Pixel 7 or 7 Pro, you can get the latest beta. Comes as build T2B2.221216.008 And comes up with a few notable things.
Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1
Release Date: January 20, 2023
Security patch level: January 2023
Google Play Services: 22.41.13
Below you can see exactly what Google has cooked up inside this latest release.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented devices from automatically connecting to a 5G network even when it was available. (Issue #265093352)
- Fixed an issue where devices did not drop or reset an existing, encrypted Bluetooth connection after receiving a command to disable link-layer encryption for that connection.
If you want to pick up the update, the easiest way is through the Android Beta Program. Sign up for that here. If you want to go the other way, you can manually flash the factory image or the OTA files linked below
Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1 Download: Photo of the factory OTA file