Google is pushing Android 13 QPR3 Beta 1 to Pixel phones today, following the launch of QPR2.
Android 13 QPR3 will be released to consumers in June and will be the last major quarterly update of Android 13. Google has previously hinted that it will not publicly test QPR3, but instead upgrade directly from the Android 13 QPR2 Beta to the Android 14 Beta.
Unlike developer previews and Beta releases of unreleased Android versions, these releases are intended for general use.
For users in the current Android Beta program, QPR3 may only have a Beta release, as Google says the preview will “continue until the Android 14 Beta begins.” Android 14 Beta 1 is expected in April.
Users who participate in the QPR3 Beta will automatically receive over-the-air (OTA) updates when Android 14 Beta 1 becomes available. No separate program opt-in is required.
If the user has opted into the Beta program for QPR2, QPR3 is immediately available without any action. However, if the user backs out without erasing the device data, they can opt out and wait for the steady March (QPR2) update by ignoring QPR3 Beta 1.
Fixed the incorrect clock text color on the lock screen.
Fixed an issue where Bluetooth audio would not work properly on some devices.
Fixed the fingerprint icon normally displayed on the screen to indicate the location of the fingerprint sensor being incorrectly changed to an exclamation point (!) “.
Fixed an issue where you could not select or use live wallpapers.
Fixed resetting widgets, app icon positions, and other configurable options on the home screen after installing OTA updates.
Fixed an issue that caused devices to unregister from face unlock after installing OTA updates.
The following known problems exist:
If the user tries to turn on the camera by pressing the power button twice, the camera will display a black screen.
In some cases, the device will reboot when the working profile is opened or closed.
The Recently Used Apps list can sometimes become unresponsive if you change the screen orientation while the list is open.
Android 13 QPR3 Beta 1 (version T3B1.230224.005) includes updates in the latest publicly available 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. And in the Android emulator.
Most users will install Beta 1 (T3B1.230224.005) as well as the March Security patch from the Android Beta program website.