Google is working hard to release a more stable version of the upcoming Android 13 OS, and recently released a beta version of the 3.2 updates. And now it’s time for another additional beta. This update includes various bug fixes to ensure platform stability for compatible Pixel phones. Learn more about the Android 13 beta 3.3 updates.
The new firmware was officially released with build number TPB3.220617.002, just like the previously released beta version, which is a small incremental update. It weighs 277 MB, the same size as the 3.2 beta update. It’s a small update, so you can install it over the air quickly. If your Pixel is running Android 13 Beta 3.2, you will receive new updates via OTA. This introduces no major changes to the system in Beta 3, except for minor fixes.
In the new beta, Google is fixing another set of bugs. Updates contain fixes. Always show keyboard issue when opening a folder from the home screen on Pixel launcher, fix system UI crash when using back gesture, can’t connect to the wifi network, restart problem while charging, and more. more. You can see the full list of fixes here.
- Fixed an issue with Pixel launcher where the keyboard would also display incorrectly when the user closes the app drawer and opens the apps folder from the home screen if “Always show keyboard” is enabled in the app drawer. (No. #236584457)
- Fixed system UI crashing in cases like back gestures. (Issue #236558007)
- We fixed an issue where devices would not connect to a Wi-Fi network even if the network was available and the signal strength was good. (Issue #236617510)
- Fixed an issue where the BluetoothManagerService kept trying to bind to the TbsService even when Bluetooth.profile.ccp.server.enabled was set to false, causing slow performance and cold start of the application.
- We fixed an issue where in some cases, after connecting a device for charging (e.g. overnight) it would become unresponsive until rebooted.
- Fixed a kernel issue in lib/list_debug.c that in some cases caused a kernel panic on some devices.
- Fixed Connectivity Thermal Power Manager issues that in some cases caused slow UI rendering, application freezes, and poor battery performance.
Beta 3.3 is available on all Pixel phones starting with Pixel 4. This includes Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro. If you’re using these phones with Android 13 beta, you can get the beta 3.2 update directly to your device over-the-air. You can also manually check for updates by going to the Software Updates section of Settings.
Yes, you can also update your Pixel phone to the latest Android 13 beta 3.3 by installing an OTA image or a factory image. However, this requires the Android 13 Beta 3.3 file, which you can download by going to this page.
You can also check out this guide on how to install Android 13 beta using OTA and factory images.
Before updating your phone, back up your important data and charge your phone at least 50%.
After this beta 3 update, we can expect the next public beta in July, which could be the last beta update before the final stable release of Android 13. We will share with you any updates.