Although Android 13 is no longer in beta, Google will soon release a new beta if you truly missed having one available. So why not board the currently-moving Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1 train if you appreciate beta releases?
Let’s take a moment to analyse that. The Android 13 Quarterly Platform Release (QPR)1 that we’re discussing will be referred to as the December “feature drop” when it really releases in December. For those who wish to sample “new platform features, bug fixes, performance enhancements, and the September 2022 security updates,” the first beta of this Android 13 QPR1 is now available.
Unfortunately, the firm hasn’t provided a full changelog, so it’s currently unknown whether any noteworthy new user-facing features have been added. The Pixel 4a, 5, 5a, 6, 6 Pro, and 6a are still supported, so if you have one of them, you can head over to the Android Beta Program page and sign up for this beta. The Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1 will then be delivered to you as a software update in the next 24 hours.
You will automatically receive the QPR1 Beta 1 and any upcoming betas if you were already signed up for the Android 13 beta and have not opted-out. You can preserve your user data on the phone by choosing not to participate in the beta programme and installing the upgrade if you don’t want that. You will need to delete the phone’s data in order to return to the stable Android 13 release if you decide to opt out of the programme after installing Beta 1.
The Pixel 6a’s build number for this first beta is T1B1.220819.007, whereas all other devices’ build numbers are T1B1.220819.006.