Pixel Phones Receive The Latest Android 13 Beta 4.1

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A release candidate for this year’s software upgrade, Android 13 Beta 4, is now available for all Pixel phones thanks to a recent update that brought it only a few of weeks ago. We pointed out at the time that, similar to Beta 3, it was very unlikely that this patch would be the final update before a final launch the following month. This is because Google tries to provide problem fixes to its testers as rapidly as is humanly feasible. The firm has begun the week by releasing Android 13 Beta 4.1, which brings a number of important improvements to consumers all around the world. This release comes as we quickly approach the month of August. Beta 4.1 is confined to a few problem patches that absolutely can not wait for a formal launch, which is to be expected from a software version that is so near to a stable release.

Here is the whole changelog that was provided by Google.

Fixed an issue that prevented an app from enabling or disabling Bluetooth if it didn’t have the BLUETOOTH_CONNECT permission, even though the app was targeting an API level where the permission is not required. (Issue #232107689)

Fixed issues that sometimes caused a device to crash and reboot when connecting to certain WiFi networks. (Issue #237308339Issue #237886229Issue #237878437)

Fixed an issue where Meet connectivity could drop while driving.

Fixed an issue where the system could incorrectly interpret GPS data.

Even for beta software, each of these four patches is quite minor; yet, the fact that they were included demonstrates Google’s commitment to making Android 13 as reliable as possible when it is made available to all users the following month. In case you are unable or unable to wait for the update to reach your Pixel smartphone, the over-the-air (OTA) files for devices that are compatible with the Pixel are already available for download. This might be the last release in the Android 13 beta program, provided that Beta 4.1 does not include any flaws that are absolute need to resolve.

The build is already rolling out as TPB4.220624.008, and the updated over-the-air (OTA) & it is already accessible for the Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, and Pixel 6 lines of devices. If you are participating in the Android Beta program, you will likely get this update in the near future.

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