Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3.1: Update Google Pixel Security. For Pixel users that are a part of the Android 13 QPR1 Beta program, Google today published an upgrade. Through the Quarterly Platform Release Beta program, Pixel users can install “Quarterly Platform Releases (QPRs) for the current stable platform that include feature drops, bug fixes, and performance upgrades ahead of the main release cycle.”
Updating to Android 13 QPR1 beta 3
After Google released the QPR1 Beta 3 in the middle of the month, the Android 13 QPR1 beta 3.1 upgrades were released a few weeks later. The QPR beta 13.1 is essentially a minor update that addresses numerous problems for Pixel smartphones starting with the Pixel 4a and onwards. In essence, the update suggests that Google is nearly finished with a solid quarterly Pixel drop update that will be released in December. Google could perhaps make the Android 13 Beta 4 available.
December 5, the first Monday of the month, is when the December Quarterly Release (also known as the Feature Drop) is due. But this is where we are going too far. The following problems are eliminated by the Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3.1 version released today:
- Using a MediaSession to process input from hardware media playback buttons caused programs to fail due to a platform issue that has been resolved.
- The system UI would occasionally freeze while a device was being used normally due to issues with a device’s GPU drivers, which have since been resolved.
- Fixed an issue where, occasionally, when a call was answered remotely by a Pixel Watch, Pixel phones might show an incorrect “Missed call” indication rather than “Call answered on another device” (in untethered mode).
- The Google Camera app no longer crashes as a result of an issue that periodically existed.
- Fixed a problem that prohibited some smartphones from having got word activate Google Assistant.
- Fixed a problem that prohibited some devices from supporting motion-based gestures like “Lift to check phone” or “Flip to Shhh.”
- fixed a problem that occasionally resulted in artifacts showing up when recording or watching videos on some devices.
- resolved a problem that occasionally made the Google Camera app launch slowly.
- Fixed an issue that occasionally caused Pixel 6a smartphones to crash the CarrierSettings app when a SIM card was inserted.
- The issue that prevented users from accessing the “Go to browser” notification option while using an instant app has been fixed.
The Pixel security update for November 2022
Pixel security upgrades through November 2022 For the Pixel smartphones running Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3.1, Google has also begun dispersing the November 2022 update, which includes the most recent security patch. When the OTA update for their specific model of the Pixel smartphone becomes available, eligible phones will receive a notification. According to Google, the update will address the problem that led to the green flickering on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro devices’ displays.
In addition, the update optimizes display power consumption, which enhances the thermal performance of Google Pixel smartphones. There are solutions for the Photos app occasionally crashing when using particular editing capabilities.