Android 13 Beta 2.1 Arrives for Pixel Smartphones

Android 13 Beta 2.1 Arrives for Pixel Smartphones. Google has begun to rollout of a minor update for the Android 13 beta testers that is bringing a lots of host of fixes to resolve known bugs.

Android 13 Beta 2.1 Arrives for Pixel Smartphones

Dubbed Android 13 beta 2.1 and available publicly for pixel smartphones, release notes for the latest build mention four key issues alongside usual stability improvement that is expected from the right patch.

Android 13 Beta 2.1 Arrives for Pixel Smartphones

Android 13 beta testers have had issues with random reboots and UI crashing when enabling the hotspot functionality or disconnecting from Android Auto after installing the test builds. Well, that issues has been fixed with beta version 2.1 of Android 13. Another bug that continuously played the call dialing sound even during an ongoing call has also been addressed. Likewise, an unexpected system behavior that pushed a blank list of suggestions while typing has gotten resolved.

The Android 13 has been tested on a Pixel 4a and has frequently come across unresponsive UI elements and jitters during day-to-day usage, a lot of which still remained unresolved. Needless to say, if you carry a pixel as your daily driver, make sure to stay off the beta software. If you are adamant about experiencing the Android 13 months ahead of its public release and you are wondering about hardware compatibility, it can now get installed on the Pixel 4 series and all the subsequent models launched after it.

What Android 13 Offers

Android 13 is aiming at platform stability in June and its stable rollout is expected to begin towards the end of 2022’s fourth quarter. Not much is changing when it to aesthetics coming from Android 13 pipeline. The upcoming Android OS upgrade would bring support for Bluetooth LE Audio And LC3 codec, promising to low the power consumption while streaming music without having to compromising audio quality.

Another key audio-centric upgrade is support for spatial audio that offer s surround sound experience with directional sense while listening to music. When it comes to camera upgrades, HDR Video capture would be enabled for third-party apps. When it comes to the security side of things, Google would bring end-to-end encryption t RCS group chats that is in the messages app. Also, users would get to select the UI language on a per-app basis.

Notably, the Android 13 has been set to add a predictive back gesture that would tell users in advance where a back gesture is going to take them. Also, Google would be introducing more granular controls for restricting the activity of the app in Android 13, while the wallet app would be making a return with new tricks that include the ability to store vaccine certificates, ID cards, and driver’s licenses among other documents.


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