Google has just released a beta version of its Android13 operating system to its Pixel smartphones. Beta 4.1 contains several improvements, but does not include any new features.
Two weeks after the beta 4 launch, Google finally released a new intermediate version (4.1) that addresses certain issues on Pixel smartphones. Google has no plans to add new features, since the software reached platform stability in June’s third beta rollout. This means that the company is currently focusing on fixing bugs.
Reminder: Since the April release of Android 13, Pixel smartphone users have been able to test Android 13. After months of updates, the stable version of Google’s operating systems should be made available to all users within the next few weeks. Google may release the stable version in September 2022, right before the new Pixel 7/7 Pro arrives in October.
What changes will Android 13 beta 4.1 bring?
The patch notes reveal that previous Android13 betas still had connectivity issues with Bluetooth or WiFi, as well as in the Meet video app and with GPS. The update has many fixes.
Fixed an issue that caused an app to not enable or disable Bluetooth when it didn’t have the permission BLUETOOTH_CONNECT, even though the app was targeting an API level where this permission wasn’t required.
Fixed problems that caused devices to reboot or crash when trying to connect to Wi-Fi networks.
Fixed an issue that caused the connection to an encounter to be lost while driving.
Fixed an issue that caused GPS data to be misinterpreted by the system.
TPB4.220624.08 is currently being used. The new OTA files for the Pixel 4, Pixel 5a and Pixel 6a are available. The beta is not yet available for Pixel 6a, which was released just a few days ago. It was launched on the market. This update will be available on Android Beta Program users within a few days.