Google is expected to release the stable Android 13 OS for Pixel smartphones in the coming days. But for now, the OEM rolled out the Android 13 Beta 4.1 for Pixel devices but it had many bugs and issues. The Google Pixel users participating in the beta program were having issues with the bugs. Google has released a minor update that further improves the stability of your device while fixing the bugs.
Like previous versions, Android 13 will include behavior changes for improving performance, security, privacy, battery life, and more. In some cases, these changes can affect apps until they’re updated to support Android 13. So you could see the effects ranging from minor issues to significant limitations. In general, most apps, APIs, and features will work as expected.
It’s possible that Google will release the stable version as early as September 2022, just in time for the launch of the new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro in October.
Changelog for the Android 13 Beta 4.1 update
- Fixed the issue that preventing the app from enabling or disabling Bluetooth if it wasn’t given the BLUETOOTH_CONNECT permission although the app was targeting an API level where the permission isn’t needed
- Fixed the issue that was causing the device to crash and reboot when connecting to particular Wi-Fi networks
- Fixed the issue where the system was incorrectly interpreting GPS data
- Fixed the issue where Meet connectivity could drop while driving
Download the OTA for the Android 13 Beta 4.1 update
The factory image for Android 13 Beta 4.1 TPB4.220624.008 is available now. On Pixel 4a, the OTA comes at just 3.7 MB. Here are the OTA files for different Pixel devices –