Google’s Quarterly Platform Releases (QPR1) strategy continues with Android 13, and the December security patch and feature drop are now rolling out to Pixel phones. Google is releasing Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 as the next significant Pixel update in March, with QPR1 now stable.
Unlike developer previews and betas for unreleased versions of Android, these builds are suitable for general use. However, please review any known issues that are listed on this page.
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Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 brings Pixel Launcher and media player changes
A beta tester for Android 13 QPR1, you can unsubscribe from the beta program at google.com/android/beta without having to wipe your device. If you have already updated, exiting the program will wipe your data, and the stable launch of Android 13 QPR2 in March will provide you with an opportunity to exit without losing any data.
Google has altered the Pixel Launcher’s padding and density in the most recent pre-release Android 13 update for Pixel phones.
There’s currently a thicker line of void space around the edges of the screen, as well as over your column of easy routes. Owners of the Pixel 6 Pro or Pixel 7 Pro may appreciate the wider horizontal border because it moves more of the UI away from the display’s curved edges.
With the addition of a delightful lava lamp overlay effect to the controls in QPR2 Beta 1. Google is continuing to have fun with the new media player in Android 13.
The scrubber bar began to move and oscillate as Android 13 played audio. Google changed the scrubber head in QPR1 from a circle to a vertical pill. Additionally, you can now hide the player from your lock screen.
The effect only lasts for a few seconds before disappearing.
It returns at whatever point you communicate or arrive on the media player, and after waking the screen. And pulling down your cabinet, exchanging tracks, or play/stop on Android 13 QPR2. This holds even when there is no music playing.
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