Last month, Google began testing Android 13 QPR1 on Pixel phones. The company has released the second-incremental beta ahead of the quarterly Pixel feature drop and Pixel 7 launch. The new beta should have minor changes, bug fixes, and system-wide improvements. Read more about Android 13 QPR1 beta 2.
Google pushes the new beta build with the T1B2.220916.004 firmware version, a small 133MB upgrade. The second beta includes a patch for October 2022. Google announced the new beta on Android Beta and the Android Developers website.
According to users who installed the second beta, Android 13 QPR1 beta 2 has smoother unlocking animations, more refined music player animations in the notification shade, predictive back support to the Settings app, more detailed battery stats, and more.
The second beta is live for Pixel phones with Android 13 QPR1 beta 1. The upgrade is available for Pixel 4a, 4a (5G), 5, 5a, 6, 6 Pro, and 6a. If you own a Pixel phone and want to upgrade to Android 13 QPR1, you can join the Android beta program.
If you were enrolled in the Android 13 beta, you should still get a QPR upgrade. When you upgrade to the new beta, you can use the Android Beta Feedback app to report bugs.
You can manually sideload your phone to beta. Download the Factory images and OTA files from these pages. Backup before sideloading new software.