Android 13 QPR2 Beta 3.1 includes bug fixes and a security patch for February 2023

News Summary:

  • According to the release notes, the beta is relatively light, as is typical for x.1 builds. It does, however, bring Pixel phones up to date with the February 2023 security patch, which was released in stable form on Monday.

  • While the Android 14 developer preview begins, Google is still dealing with the Android 13 beta. The next feature release is scheduled for March, so Google is getting us ready with the new QPR2 Beta 3.1 build, which is now available for eligible Pixel smartphones.

Along with the new security level, Android 13 QPR2 Beta 3.1 (T2B3.230109.004) includes a couple of bug fixes for Bluetooth and system translations:

The system image now includes some Romanian translations that were previously missing.

Fixed a problem with the system Bluetooth module that could have resulted in out-of-bounds writes due to memory corruption. (Issue #259630761)

The update has already arrived on our Pixel 6 Pro and should be available to anyone who has signed up for the Android 13 beta program. As previously stated, the update is relatively minor, weighing in at only 21.80MB for our device. If you don’t want to wait for the OTA to arrive on your Pixel, you can try flashing the factory image to your phone.