Google keeps releasing new updates to its Pixel devices and all other Android devices to offer more new features and improvements. Now, the company released Android 13 QPR2 Beta 3 for Pixel devices. According to the release notes, the beta update (T2B3.230109.002) brings several bug fixes, optimizations to performance, and stability improvements. Here are the details about Android 13 QPR2 Beta 3…
QPR2 Beta 3 fixes several issues
The new Android 13 QPR2 Beta 3 update comes with a lot of resolved issues and improves the operating system. The Beta 3 update fixes some issues, including GPU, Pixel launcher, Quick Settings, and more on Pixel devices. Google announced that the company will also keep improving its QPR2 update with other fixes.
Android 13 QPR2 Beta 3 release notes
Developer-reported and user-reported issues
- Fixed an issue where notifications in a notification group were sometimes displayed with straight corners instead of rounded corners. (Issue #264287776, Issue #265529116)
- Fixed an issue where the message in the notification shade that indicates an active VPN connection overlapped with the message about apps with active foreground services. (Issue #266075977)
- Fixed an issue where the overflow menu couldn’t be accessed when editing Quick Settings tiles. (Issue #263484657)
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused a device with vibration enabled to vibrate for too long after it received a notification. (Issue #239676913)
Other resolved issues
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused messaging apps to crash or fail to send notifications.
- Fixed a GPU issue that prevented apps from using certain visual effects.
- Fixed an issue where Quick Settings tiles for a work profile were not added after setting up a new device.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the Pixel launcher to crash when using the Search bar in the app drawer.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented a device from being unlocked using a pattern after the Google Assistant was activated.
- Fixed an issue in the com.android.qns system process that sometimes caused crashes.
- Fixed an issue with the Pixel launcher that prevented Chinese text input from being recognized when typing in the Search bar in the app drawer.
- Fixed an issue where when entering and exiting Picture-in-picture (PiP) mode from an app after changing the screen orientation, the system Settings app crashed with a “Settings keeps stopping” message and then the system Settings app couldn’t be opened.
- Fixed an issue with the System UI that sometimes caused it to crash from a null pointer exception.
- Fixed an issue where the connection status of a Bluetooth device sometimes did not match the actual device state.
- Fixed an issue where the Pixel launcher crashed when a user tapped a web search suggestion for a query term.
- Fixed an issue that caused status bar icons to overlap with the date text when font and display settings were set to their maximum level on a device.
According to the developers, the update will be stable in March, and beta 3 is now available on Pixel 4a and 4a (5G), Pixel 5 and 5a, 6 and 6 Pro, 6a, 7, and 7 Pro. You can update your device to the Beta version by enrolling your device in the Android Beta for Pixel program. Once enrolled in the program, you can update your Pixel by following Settings > System > System update > Check for update.