Google launches Android 13 Beta 3 for Pixel phones

Following the latest release of I / O 2022, Google is launching Android 13 Beta 3 for Pixel phones today. The platform stability milestone for application developers brings ultimate system behavior and APIs.

Update 2: Just before 13.00 PT released Google factory and OTA images for manual page loading of Android 13 Beta 3.

Update: In a strange twist, Google has updated the page with release notes for Beta 3, but now says that the factory and OTA images will be “available soon.” (The Beta 2.1 buildings have been removed.) The company does not even offer a building number today, but major repairs should include:

  • Fixed an issue where unlocking the phone with a fingerprint while Always On Display was active sometimes caused the entire screen to temporarily turn green.
  • Fixed an issue on Pixel devices where swiping the search results page for all apps sometimes caused the Pixel Launcher to crash.

This is the time to begin the final testing and development work needed to ensure that a compatible version of your app will be ready for users upon final release to the ecosystem. Android 13 will provide a standard API level at this point.

With the API Level 33 SDK and NDK APIs now final, Google recommends that developers “finally launch compatibility testing for apps, SDKs and libraries”, as well as publishing in Play Store alpha and beta tracks.

Important Android 13 behavioral changes include the new notification permission and corner clipboard preview, with Google asking developers to make sure apps hide sensitive data, such as passwords and payment information. Other changes that applications should test for include the richer media controls, as well as new permissions that cover media file access, body sensors and Wi-Fi.

As always, the Android Beta Feedback app is available on Pixel devices to log issues. Users can access it from the drawer or via quick settings to detect errors in Google’s troubleshooting, while the Android Beta community is on Reddit.

Android 13 Beta 3 system images are available for Pixel 4 (XL), Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, as well as in the Android emulator.

Of course, most users will install Beta 3 (TPB3.220513.017) with the June June security update via the Android Beta Program website. Those on Beta 2 can expect an OTA update in the coming hours. If you need help, here is our complete guide to installing Android 13.

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