As with the previous release cycle, Google today released an update for the Pixel phones that fixes a couple of bugs from the Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1 build.
The following issues were identified and fixed by Google in a “minor update” to the original Beta 2 release, which is referred to as an “update”.
This fix resolves a problem where a device could sometimes fail to automatically connect to a 5G network even if this network was available on the device at the time.
The issue was that after a device received a command to disable link layer encryption for a Bluetooth connection, it did not disconnect or reset its existing encrypted Bluetooth connection.
There is a system image available for the Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, as well as an Android emulator that can be used to run the system image on any Android device.
Google says that if you have registered for Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1 and your device is running Beta 2, you will automatically receive an over-the-air (OTA) update to Beta 2.1. If your device is still in Beta 1, it will automatically receive the Beta 2.1 patch after updating to Beta 2.
Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1 (T2B2.221216.008) includes the same January 2023 security patch.