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Google recently pushed Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3 with its new features and fixes for its Pixel devices. The firmware is available with build version T1B3.221003.003 and promises to improve the overall functioning of the device.
Concerned about the new beta update, the company has released a feedback survey for its Pixel smartphone users. Eventually, Google tries to ask whether Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3 and its features have met users’ expectations or not.
While many users have already submitted the feedback form, some users are still wondering what new additions the beta update brings to their Pixel devices.
Let me tell you that this time there are no new features in the changelog. Instead, the company has addressed a few internal issues and provided effective fixes for them in the Android 13 beta firmware.
You can get a detailed view of the changelog below.
Developer and user reported issues
- Fixed an issue for some devices where the screen unlock UI was displayed over notifications and other content on the lock screen.
Other fixed issues
- Fixed an issue that prevented the “Flip camera for selfie” gesture from working on some devices.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the screen to go blank when trying to unlock a device.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented a device from being unlocked with either Face Unlock or FingerPrint Unlock when the device has been inactive for several hours.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused full-screen video playback to flicker after enabling always-on features and locking the screen.
The feedback asks about your experience in thirteen aspects. For example, stability, performance, battery, device temperature, camera, Bluetooth, call quality, messages, Wi-Fi connection, data connection, app experience, authentication and charging features.
In general, all these terms are related to the Android 13 beta 3 fixes. The survey application then asks if you want to view this version as a stable build. Furthermore, you have the option to add your experience in the additional feedback section.
Is Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3 worth upgrading?
The Beta 3 package brings a handful of reflective fixes. Maybe I don’t feel that one would see this firmware as a stable build. Why? I can say this because some users are facing serious issues after installing the respective beta pack on their Pixel phones.
In an ironic twist, these problems have occurred in the same system that the company has already fixed them in. For example, the company has fixed the camera system, but a user complains that the image quality at night has deteriorated.
Another important issue has emerged in the battery segment. As per the reports, users are constantly facing extreme battery drain after installing the latest Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3 update. There are several problems, although these have been common.
Apart from such issues, a user questioned the Bluetooth instability. Consequently, when the user connected the earbuds to the Pixel 6 Pro device, the user experienced a disconnection.
After going through such reports, I have to think twice before installing the new beta rollout. Although it may be that only a few devices encounter such problems. But taking a risk and making the phone’s condition even worse is not my cup of tea.
So Pixel users, what are your thoughts on the new beta update? Are the latest Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3 features and fixes good for your device? Or were you expecting some more effective additions? Let us know your reviews in the comments section.
If you haven’t submitted your feedback, click the link HERE and complete the survey process.