Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 rolling out, brings new transient taskbar, 15 emojis, lock screen shortcut, and more

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Google’s Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 phase is now rolling out to eligible Pixel phones. The update brings the new transient taskbar, added support for lock screen shortcuts, and Unicode 15 emojis.


The Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 is now available for the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 6a, the Pixel 5, 5a, and the Pixel 4a and its 4a 5G variant. The software version of this Android beta program is T2B2.221216.006.


In the QPR2 Beta 2 version, you can use the transient taskbar by Swiping up on your Pixel from the bottom which displays Android’s suggested apps based on your uses.


For the shortcuts page support, head to Settings > Display > Lock screen. It allows users to customize the shortcuts on their lock screen. It also added Unicode 15 emojis with this latest beta version.

If you want to check for the software update, do it by navigating to Settings > System > System update.

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