A release of Android 13 Beta 2.1 was made available to Pixel owners

The Android 13 beta has received an update from Google. As of this writing, the Android 13 Beta 2.1 patch has been released, which fixes a few bugs that were present in the initial release of the Android 13 Public Beta for Pixel devices.

The following fixes are included in Google’s release notes:

  • resolved a problem wherein entering text into the search bar produced no recommendations.
  • Resolved a crash and restart issue when enabling hotspot on some devices.
  • Unwanted background call dialing noise was no longer audible when a phone call was in progress.
  • After disconnecting from Android Auto, the devices would crash and restart.

Except for the issues addressed above, the list of known issues in this mid-cycle update is the same as that in the Beta 2 build that was issued on May 11th. Despite the mid-cycle upgrade, the search bar problem persists, according to 9to5Google.

If you are already using the Android 13 Beta, you will receive an OTA notification when the final version is released. Users of the Android 12 QPR (Quarterly Platform Release) Beta program will have to opt out of the program and re-register for the Android 13 Beta, which is still in an early stage of development and has a long list of difficulties to work through. Those interested in participating in either of the beta programs can sign up right here.

In most cases, enrolling means you can’t go back to the public release without erasing your data. Make sure you have done your homework before signing up for a service on a device you will be using on a regular basis.

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