Google roll out Android 13 Beta 2.1 for Pixel phones


The Android 13 Beta has received a new upgrade from Google. We are just half way through August but already we have seen improvements to Pixel smartphones following the original release of the Android 13 Public Beta patch with Android 13 Beta 2.1.

The following fixes are included in Google’s release notes:

  • Fixed an issue where typing in the search bar resulted in a blank list of suggestions.
  • Fixed an issue where devices would crash and restart when turning on hotspot.
  • Fixed an issue where a continuous call dialing sound could be heard in the background during a phone call.
  • Fixed an issue where devices would crash and restart after disconnecting from Android Auto.

The list of known issues in this mid-cycle update is the same as the one in the Beta 2 build that was issued on May 11th, with the exception of those mentioned above. Google’s search bar problem persists, according to 9to5Google, despite the mid-cycle upgrade.


If you’re already running Android 13 Beta, you’ll receive an OTA notification when the update is available. Keep in mind that the Android 13 Beta is still in early Beta and has a long list of bugs, so if you’re on the Android 12 QPR (Quarterly Platform Release) Beta programme, you’ll need to opt out and re-enroll. Enrollment for both Beta programmes can be done here.

In most cases, enrolling means you can’t go back to the public release without erasing your data. Do your homework before signing up for a device that you use every day.


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