Android 13 

QPR1 Beta 2


Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2 Update Details

Right ahead of the Pixel 7 launch event, Google decided to drop the second Android 13 QPR1 Beta. QPR, of course, is short for the Quarterly Platform Release, which Google first introduced with Android 12.  These are not full system updates, but they bring a few select changes to the Pixels and other great high-end phones that opt to receive them

Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2 Update Details

If you look at the official release notes, there’s very little information available.  We do know that only Pixel phones will get this beta. More specifically, the devices are the Pixel 4a, 4a (5G), 5, 5a, 6, 6a, and Pixel 6 Pro.  However notable Android expert Mishaal Rahman broke down everything he found on the beta in a Twitter thread(opens in new tab). 

Changes and Redesigns

Within the Settings app, It has a new “App battery usage” page that gives users a brief overview of which apps use the most power.  The beta also reintroduces Battery Health, a feature that was first seen on Android 12, under Settings Services. This tool offers a more detailed look at how a Pixel phone uses its battery.

Is Android 13 still in beta?

Android 13 QPR beta updates continue through March 2023 followed by Android 14 beta releases.

How do I upgrade to Android 13?

To start installing Android 13, launch the Settings application. You might have the app directly on your home screen,  but if you don't, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access your app drawer and scroll through your apps until you find Settings. Next, scroll down and tap System > System Update