Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 now available for Google Pixel

After the first stable Pixel update in 2023, Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 is rolling out today with the January security patch.

Android 13 QPR2 will get a stable launch in March with another beta expected next month. There are already more than a few visual tweaks, and Google says these “versions are suitable for general use.” In our experience, Beta 1 was slightly rougher around the (visual) edges, but nothing that impacted usability. Things should be in a better state with this release.

Unlike developer previews and betas for unreleased versions of Android, these builds are suitable for general use. However, please review all known issues that are listed on this page.

If you installed QPR2 beta, leaving the program will result in a wipe, and your next opportunity to leave without losing data will be in March after stable launch.

The Android Beta Feedback app is available on Pixel phones to report issues. You can access it from the app drawer or via quick settings to report bugs in Google’s issue tracker, while the Android Beta community is on Reddit.

Top issues fixed in Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2:

  • Fixed an issue with the System UI that sometimes caused the home screen to become unresponsive.
  • Fixed an issue where after switching back to Normal video capture mode from Slow Motion mode in the Google Camera app, the app would continue to capture slow motion video if the capture speed was changed between 1/8x and 1/4x in slow motion mode.

Android Platform Known Issues:

  • The recent apps list sometimes becomes unresponsive if the screen orientation is changed while the list is open.
  • In some cases, when entering and exiting Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode from an app after changing the screen orientation, the System Settings app crashes with a “Settings is stopping” message, then the System Settings app cannot be opened.
  • A problem with the System UI can sometimes cause it to crash from a null pointer exception.

Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 system images are 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 install Beta 2 (T2B2.221216.006) with the January security patch from the Android Beta program website. You can expect an OTA update in the next few hours. If you need help, here’s our full guide to installing Android 13.

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