Android 13 QPR3 Beta 1 is out, check new features

Android 13 QPR3 Beta 1

Google has recently started the Android 13 QPR3 Beta 1 update for Pixel devices. This new beta build brings various eminent features and fixes for the previous bugs. However, this QPR3 beta program will run until the Android 14 Beta begins for Pixel devices.

To be mentioned, the QPR beta program is particularly released for Pixel devices, it lets Google to try the features prior to its quarterly feature drops. For a recall, Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 is available for Pixel devices including Pixel 4a, 5, 5a, 6, 6 pro, 6a, and Pixel 7 series.

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Moving on, this is going to be the last QPR beta, because the participants in the QPR3 beta will automatically receive an over-the-air (OTA) update to Android 14 Beta 1 when it becomes available, and no separate program will be required for that.

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Google says – 

  • If you’re participating in QPR3 beta, you will automatically receive an over-the-air (OTA) update to Android 14 Beta 1 when it becomes available. No separate program opt-in is required. We’ll provide more information as we get closer to the Android 14 beta release.”


Android 13 QPR3 Beta 1

Consequently,’s Mishaal Rahman has discovered exciting new features of the Android 13 QPR3 update. Simultaneously, you will also be able to examine the fixes below, that the beta brings for your Pixel device.

Android 13 QPR3 Beta 1 – Features 

  • A “show only new notifications on lock screen” option is available under Settings Notifications, but only if the lock_screen_show_only_unseen_notifications is set to ‘1’.
  • The transient taskbar is now available when gesture navigation is enabled, while the persistent taskbar appears with 3-button navigation.
  • Share menu is more consistent with an unbundled chooser.
  • Users now have the option to display weather on the lock screen separately from smartspace.
  • Watch Unlock feature can now be accessed through Settings integration.
  • Device Controls can show a custom embedded activity from providers, but only to developers in Android 14 DP2’s release.
  • The font scaling Quick Setting tile is now available when enabled.
  • Three new keyguard quick affordances are supported: Mute, notetaking, and video camera.
  • A new “emoji wallpaper” generator is available in Android 14 DP2, but not enabled by default.

Android 13 QPR3 Beta 1 – Fixes 

  • Fixed an issue where the clock text on the lock screen was the wrong color.
  • Fixed an issue where Bluetooth audio wasn’t working on some devices.
  • Fixed an issue where the fingerprint icon that is normally displayed on screen to indicate the position of the fingerprint sensor erroneously changed to an exclamation point (!).
  • Fixed an issue where live wallpapers could not be selected or used.
  • Fixed an issue where widgets, app icon positions, and other configurable options on the home screen were reset after installing an OTA update.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a device to be unenrolled from Face Unlock after installing an OTA update.

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