Google is releasing Android 13 Beta 4 as the “last upgrade for your testing and development” following three atypical patches in recent weeks. We’re “only a few weeks away from the official release of Android 13,” the company stated.
A huge thank you to our developer community for helping shape the Android 13 release! You’ve given us thousands of bug reports and shared insights that have helped us optimize APIs, improve features, fix significant bugs, and in general make the platform better for users and developers.
Following Platform Stability last month with API Level 33, Android 13 Beta 4 is a “release candidate build for [their] final testing” for developers.
When you’ve finished testing, you should release compatible updates for your apps, SDKs, libraries, tools, and game engines to ensure that users who upgrade their devices around the final release have a good user experience. You can also continue to build new functionality using new features and APIs and test your app while targeting the latest API level to discover issues that might arise.
Google claims that Android 13 Beta 4 fixes the following issues:
- Fixed a problem where some Bluetooth-paired devices could be seen to connect and disengage from the device quickly.
- On Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, a bug that periodically caused the Google Camera app to crash has been fixed.
- Fixed a problem where the system inaccurately listed Android 12 as the device’s Android version, even though the device had already been successfully upgraded to an Android 13 release, when a user checked for system updates by going to Settings > System > System update.
- On Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, a problem was fixed where the Now Playing page occasionally became stuck when downloading the song database.
On Pixel phones, the Android Beta Feedback app is available to report issues. The Android Beta community is on Reddit, and you can reach it from the app drawer or through Quick Settings to report bugs in the Google issue tracker.
The Pixel 4 (XL), Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro, as well as the Android Emulator, can all run Android 13 Beta 4 system images.
The majority of users will download Beta 4 (TPB4.220624.005) from the Android Beta Program website along with the July security patch. Those on Beta 3.3 can anticipate an OTA update soon.
via - 9to5Google
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