That Android 13 will be, we never doubted. A few months ago, we got a developer version that didn’t say much about the upcoming operating system. Then the first public beta version was released, and a few days later at the Google I/O conference, company representatives officially told us what we should expect. One testing program expanded to more than two dozen devices. And now a new version has come out, however, you can not install it on everything, but this is not so important. The main thing is that now we know more of the features that the new Android is preparing for us.
New features in Android 13
New features in any operating system appear gradually. They are difficult to implement at once, since not all of them often have many errors, and sometimes even interfere with each other’s implementation.
Here are the new features in Android 13 Beta 2.1:
- Fixed an issue where typing in the search bar resulted in an empty suggestion list
- We fixed an issue that caused devices to freeze and restart when turning on the hotspot
- fixed an issue where typing in the search bar resulted in an empty suggestion listed as a bug due to which the sound of continuous dialling was heard during a phone call in the background.
- Fixed an issue that caused devices to crash and reboot after disconnecting from Android Auto
As you can see, there are not so many innovations and by and large, they are a correction of errors. But they are important and say that the developers are working hard to make the release version as less problematic as possible.
This interim update still contains the same list of known issues as the Beta 2 build released on May 11, except for those discussed above. According to 9to5Google, the problem with the search bar remains despite the mid-cycle update.
Which phones can I install Android 13 Beta 2.1
The list of models with support for the new beta version is limited to Google Pixel smartphones. It includes:
- Google Pixel 5
- Pixel 6 Pro
- Pixel 5a
If you’re already using the Android 13 beta, the update will automatically notify you via OTA. If you participate in the Android 12 QPR beta program (the platform’s quarterly release), you’ll need to opt-out and re-register for the Android 13 beta – keep in mind that the Android 13 beta is still in the early stages of beta testing and there is a huge list of flaws in it. Those wishing to sign up for any of the beta programs can do so here.
Keep in mind that if you want to sign up, in most cases you won’t be able to revert to the general availability version without clearing the data. Make sure that you have studied everything and consciously make this decision. Especially if you install the beta version on the main device that you use every day.
A phone that already supports Android 13
In addition, there is a list of smartphones that support the basic version of Android 13 Beta 2. Their list is much wider and includes the following phones:
- Google Pixel 4
- Google Pixel 4 XL
- Google Pixel 4a
- Google Pixel 4a 5G
- Google Pixel 5
- Google Pixel 5a
- Google Pixel 6
- Google Pixel 6 Pro
- Xiaomi 12
- Xiaomi 12 Pro
- Xiaomi Pad 5
- Oppo Find X5 Pro
- Oppo Find N
- Asus Zenfone 8
- Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
- Nokia X20
- Oneplus 10 Pro
- Realme GT 2 Pro
- Sharp Aquos Sense 6
- Tecno Camon 19 Pro 5G
- Vivo X80 Pro
- ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
Should I install Android 13?
Here the requirements for common sense are the same. If you just want to watch the interface of new items and get acquainted with their functions, it is easier to find a review on YouTube. And if you want to touch Android 13 yourself now and you are not embarrassed by the risk of problems.
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