Some Pixel users should be gearing up to join the Android 13 QPR2 Beta program next week

Some Pixel users should be gearing up to join the Android 13 QPR2 Beta program next week

Last Monday Google released the December Pixel Quarterly Feature Drop, which means Pixel users who subscribed to the Android 13 QPR1 beta can now leave the program without penalty. If you decide to downgrade to the stable version of Android while running the beta, you’ll need to wipe your phone first. So if you want to avoid having to do this, make sure you have the latest public version of Android installed before leaving the beta program.
Pixel users will have a decision to make next week. Google is going to release the first version of Android 13 QPR2 beta, which is the March quarterly Pixel feature beta. It may contain new features and improvements that Google is working on for the update which will be dropped on March 6, 2023. If you left the beta program or never participated in it, you will need to subscribe again and you will be able to TO DO. at present.

How to join the Android 13 QPR2 Beta program on your compatible Pixel phone

To join or join the Android 13 QPR Beta (Quarterly Platform Release), go to the Android 13 Beta Program by clicking on this link or by going to Tap the button that says View your eligible devices. You will be taken to a page that will display a photo of the Pixel model you own. Below, a box will tell you if you are enrolled in the beta program or not. If you are in the latter group, tap the button that says Accept.

Once the first beta version of Android 13 QPR2 is released, you will go to Settings > System > System update and install it. Once you download the beta, you won’t be able to leave the beta program and go back to the stable version of Android 13 without having to wipe your phone until March 6, so keep that in mind.

Now, if you want to continue with the beta program and you haven’t left it yet, you can just do nothing and you’ll receive the update to Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 as soon as it arrives next week. Please keep in mind that beta software is unstable and some features and applications you need to run may not work with the beta version installed. Also, you may experience a drop in battery life while running the beta. So make sure running the beta is worth it before signing up.

We anticipate that Google will only have two QPR betas, with the second ending, as we said, on March 6. The Android 14 beta program could start in April, as the April 13 beta did last year. However, Google had the Android 13 beta running alongside the Android 12 QPR beta and might not want to repeat this confusing scenario in 2023.
So for those of you who live to be a beta tester or have an older Pixel device that’s still eligible for the program, you can choose to join the Android 13 QPR2 beta until March and then join the Android 14 beta program which could run until August or September.

Here are some of the new features for some Pixel models found in the December Drop feature

If for some reason you haven’t installed the December Quarterly Pixel Feature Drop on your eligible Pixel phone, check for the update at Settings > System > System update. The update includes Clear Calling (Pixel 7 series only) which removes distracting background noise for much clearer phone calls. With new speaker tags, you’ll know who said what when you listen to meetings you’ve recorded using the Recorder app.

The Pixel 6 and 7 lines (Pixel 6a not included) can now monitor how often you cough or snore while you sleep, and the Pixel 6 and 7 lines (again, not the Pixel 6a) will now translate your texts in five additional languages ​​(Arabic, Danish, Vietnamese, Swedish and Persian). This means that users can translate text messages on compatible Pixel models into one of 21 different languages. And next month (January 2023), those who use Pixel Buds Pro with the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7, or Pixel 7 Pro will be able to hear surround sound audio when Spatial Audio is enabled. These are just the highlights.

What will the March Quarterly Pixel Drop feature bring? For now, we can only dream.

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