Android 13 Beta 1 was announced at the end of April and a couple of weeks later, now Google has announced the second beta update for Android 13 at the Google IO event. The second beta update brings a few minor changes to the table and it also fixes multiple bugs and issues that appeared on Beta 1 and developer preview builds.
Along with the Beta 2 for Pixel devices, Google has also opened up the program for multiple OEMs. The Android 13 Beta program is now available for select phones from brands like Asus, OnePlus, Realme, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Nokia, Oppo, Vivo, ZTE, and more. Let’s take a look at all the new features and updates that comes with the Beta 2.
Android 13 Beta 2 Now Available
The Android 13 Beta 2 is now available for Pixel 4, 5, and 6 series devices. The new beta picks up new permission for sending notifications, a privacy-protecting photo picker, and improved permissions when pairing with nearby devices and accessing media files. While the new photo-picker was announced with earlier Beta as well, with Beta 2, this feature is ready to be used on different apps.
Apart from that, the update brings features Predictive back gesture, which as per Google will let users preview the destination or other result of a back gesture before they fully complete it, allowing them to decide whether to continue or stay in the current view.
Android 13 Beta: List of Eligible Devices
Apart from releasing Beta 2, Google also announced a bunch of non-Pixel devices that are now eligible for Android 13 Beta. The following phones are now eligible for the Android 13 Beta program and more devices are expected to be added later.
- OnePlus 10 Pro
- Realme GT 2 Pro
- Vivo X80 Pro
- Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi Pad 5
- Oppo Find X5 Pro
- Asus Zenfone 8
- Lenovo P12 Pro
- Nokia XR20
- AQUOS sense6
- Tecno Camon 19 Pro
- ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
If you have any of these devices, you can head to the Android 13 Beta devices webpage and click on the “Get the Beta” button that’s sitting below the brand’s name and logo.
The Beta version is strictly for developers to test and try out their apps and so, it is not recommended for the general public.
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