Google Releases Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1 for Pixel Phones

Today Google has released the Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1, an incremental update to their second beta release of the Quarterly Platform Releases (QPR) build. This new version is available for eligible Pixel devices including 4a, 4a (5G), 5, 5a, 6 Pro and 7 Pro as well as other models such as 6 and 7. Google pushes the Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1 with the T2B2.221216.008 build number.

The primary purpose of this update is to address two issues that were reported in earlier builds; these are a cellular network issue and a Bluetooth connectivity fix. These fixes should help improve user experience with connecting to networks or using Bluetooth-enabled devices on their phones without any disruption or difficulty in performance that was previously experienced by some users who had installed earlier versions of Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 releases from Google.

Talking of changes, Google is addressing two issues with this incremental update: a cellular network problem and a Bluetooth connection fix. Click here for full details.

  • Fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent devices from automatically connecting to a 5G network, even if the network was available to connect to.
  • Fixed an issue where devices did not disconnect or reset an existing encrypted Bluetooth connection after receiving a command to unencrypt the connection at the link layer.

A new update called QPR2 Beta 2.1 has been released by Google for Android 13. This update will fix some known issues. If you have a Pixel which is already running a QPR version, the update will be automatically installed. If you’re currently running the stable Android 13 update and want to try the QPR build, you can join the Android Beta Programme. This will allow you to update your phone to the latest QPR version.

Google Releases Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1 for Pixel Phones

Alternatively, if you want to update your phone manually, you can download the factory images or OTA files, but make sure you back up your data before updating.

By releasing this incremental upgrade today alongside its initial launch two weeks ago, it’s clear that Google is taking steps towards ensuring better stability across all its platforms while also making sure users don’t face any hiccups when they use them on their smartphones running Android OS. With more updates expected soon from the company’s side along with additional bug fixes being addressed quickly after they’re discovered – we can expect even better performance out of our beloved Pixel devices!

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