Google has released Android 13 Beta 4 for Pixel users

Google has released Android 13 Beta 4 for Pixel users

Tech Highlights:

  • When you’ve finished testing, you should release compatible updates for your apps, SDKs, libraries, tools, and game engines to ensure that users who upgrade their devices around the final release have a good user experience. You can also continue to build new functionality using new features and APIs and test your app while targeting the latest API level to discover issues that might arise. Google says the following issues have been resolved in Android 13 Beta 4:

  • We are incredibly grateful to our developer community for shaping the Android 13 release. Thousands of bug reports and insights from you have helped us enhance the platform for both users and developers by helping us optimise APIs, add new features, repair serious errors, and more. Following Platform Stability last month with API Level 33, Android 13 Beta 4 is a “release candidate build for [their] final testing” for developers.

Fixed an issue where on some devices, paired Bluetooth devices could be observed to rapidly connect and disconnect from the device. Fixed an issue where the Google Camera app occasionally crashed on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices. Fixed an issue where, when a user checks for system updates by navigating to Settings > System > System update, the system incorrectly reported Android 12 as the device’s Android version, even when the device was already successfully updated to an Android 13 build. [Note: Also fixed in Beta 3.3].

Android 13 Beta 4 system images are available for the Pixel 4 (XL), Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro, as well as in the Android Emulator. Of course, most users will be installing Beta 4 (TPB4.220624.005) with the July security patch from the Android Beta Program website. Those on Beta 3.3 can expect an OTA update in the coming hours. If you need help, here’s our full guide on installing Android 13.

Fixed an issue on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices where the Now Playing page sometimes got stuck on Downloading song database.
We’ve yet to find any changes or additions since Beta 3.2/3 at the end of last month. The Android Beta Feedback app is available on Pixel phones to log problems. You can access it from the app drawer or via Quick Settings to file bugs in the Google issue tracker, while the Android Beta community is on Reddit.

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