Google has released the first beta of the Quarterly Platform Release (QPR1) of Android 13 for the Pixel phones, following the recent release of stable Android 13 for the Pixel phones. This update primarily contains bug fixes and improvements, but it also includes a few new features, including the new Battery Health Settings.
The new Android 13 QPR1 Beta update includes a number of new features, including new Battery Health settings, as mentioned by Mishaal Rahman. The new settings page displays the battery health (low, peak, stable) with more information and also lists the health factors. The UI is cleaner and more oriented toward the Material You design. Rahman discovered a number of new features, which are currently being tested and will eventually be available to the general public. You should be aware that this may take some time given that stable Android 13 is currently only available to Pixel users.
About Android 13 QPR1 Beta
In the Android 13 QPR1 Beta, the Pixel Recorder app has been updated with more controls, a bigger play/pause button, and other changes. There’s also a new Privacy and Security Center, support for spatial audio, new Quick Settings for the Desktop Mode, Bluetooth LE Audio, and more. The update includes a new Clear Calling feature to reduce background noise during calls, as well as a Guest Mode feature and Quick Settings for the screen saver. There are also fixes for issues with setting up the fingerprint unlock, system UI crashes, and other issues.
Android 13 QPR1 Beta is now available for the Pixel 4A (4G and 5G), Pixel 5A, Pixel 6A, Pixel 5, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro. There is no word on when the stable version will be released, but it may be some time. We will keep you up-to-date on all developments. So keep an eye out. Meanwhile, if you are still enrolled (or wish to be) in the Android 13 beta programme, you can download the QPR1 update on any of the Pixel devices listed above!
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