Certain Pixel users should get ready to join the Android 13 QPR2 Beta program next week
How to join the Android 13 QPR2 Beta program on your compatible Pixel phone
As soon as the first Android 13 QPR2 Beta is released, you check Institutions > System > System update and install it. Once you’ve downloaded the Beta, you won’t be able to exit the Beta program and return to the stable version of Android 13 without wiping your phone until March 6th, so keep that in mind.
Now, if you want to continue with the Beta program and haven’t left it yet, you can just do nothing and you will receive the update to Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 as soon as it arrives next week. Remember that Beta software is unstable and some features and applications you need to run may not work with the Beta installed. You may also notice a decrease in battery life while running the Beta. So before you join, make sure that running the Beta is worth it to you.
Here are some of the new features for select Pixel models found in the December Feature Drop
If for some reason you haven’t installed the December Pixel Quarterly Feature Drop on your eligible Pixel phone, check for the update at Institutions > System > System update. The update includes Clear Calling (Pixel 7 series only) which removes distracting background noises for much clearer phone calls. With the new speaker tags, you’ll know who said what when you listen to meetings you’ve recorded with the Recorder app.
The Pixel 6 and 7 lines (not including Pixel 6a) can now monitor how often you cough or snore during your sleep, and the Pixel 6 and 7 lines (again, not the Pixel 6a) will now send your texts in five additional languages translated (Arabic, Danish, Vietnamese, Swedish and Persian). This means that users can translate text messages on compatible Pixel models into one of 21 different languages. And next month (January 2023), those using the Pixel Buds Pro with the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro will be able to hear sound in surround sound when spatial audio is enabled. These are just the highlights.
What will the March Pixel Quarterly Feature Drop bring? For now we can only dream.