Google recently sent out the stable version of Android 13 for Pixel phones, but the firm is already promoting Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1. The Pixel 4a and newer phones signed up for the beta program are receiving the update. T1B1.220819.006 is the build number for the Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro. Specifically, it is T1B1.220819.007 for the Pixel 6a.

For Pixel phones, QPR, or Quarterly Platform Release, refers to feature updates every three months. This is the initial Android 13-based release of this kind. It might be the initial beta version of the first QPR. In around three months, Google will release a couple more beta versions before releasing the stable QPR1. The cycle will then continue with QPR2 Beta 1 until the arrival of the Android 14 beta somewhere in the early half of 2019.

There isn’t much information in the official release notes for Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1. The stable Android 13 release had a few problems, which Google has now rectified. These include a problem with the phone dialing the emergency contact by accident when it was locked in the pocket, as reported by developers. Additionally, Google has resolved problems with system UI crashes, fingerprint unlocking, and improper display of the 5G symbol.

Advertisement In addition, Mishaal Rahman of spotted will be bringing the Google Play System upgrade for October 2022 with Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1. This is not the October security patch, as should be noted. The Android OS’s underpinning components are called play systems. The updated version makes it possible to use Android’s new Safety Center, which unifies privacy and security settings. Other noteworthy discoveries include Desktop Mode quick toggle, Spatial Audio, Bluetooth LE Audio, Unified Search, and Clear Calling.

THE PIXEL TABLET AND FACE UNLOCK FOR THE PIXEL 6 PRO ARE SHOWN IN ANDROID 13 QPR1 BETA 1. The Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1 also demonstrates the forthcoming Pixel Tablet in addition to the modifications and additional features mentioned above. Animations discovered in the build give rumors about the tablet’s integration with a Nest Hub system more credence. Although it may be removed from the base and used independently, it will function as the Nest Hub’s screen. However, it might not have GPS or cellular connectivity, which would mostly restrict it to indoor use.

Yet another animation with the title “Assistant OOBE Tablet Works While Charging”
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Additionally, 9to5Google discovered another animation demonstrating a face unlocking feature inside the Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1 package. The animation shows customers how to use the selfie camera on the Pixel phone to accurately scan their faces. Additionally, the build includes text strings that describe the feature. The article claims that Google encourages users to scan their faces in bright settings, indicating that the system is camera-based and doesn’t require any additional hardware. For face unlocking to function effectively, users can use regular transparent glasses, but they should avoid wearing shades or masks.

Advertisement For the Pixel 6 Pro, Google has been working on a face unlocking mechanism for some time. The most recent sighting indicated that it is almost ready for deployment. In December, Android 13 QPR1 will be released in the stable channel. Google will launch the Pixel 7 series as a result in early October. Before being made available to the Pixel 6 Pro, face unlocking may be built into the Pixel 7 Pro or both. We’ll soon find out.


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