Android 13 Beta 2.1 is out! What’s new and where you can already install


A few months ago, we received a developer version that didn’t reveal much about the upcoming operating system. Then the first public beta came out, and a few days later at the Google I / O conference, company representatives officially told us what to expect.

In one test program expanded to more than two dozen devices. And now a new version has been released, however, you can not install it on everything, but this is no longer so important. The main thing is that now we know more features that the new Android is preparing for us.

New Features in Android 13

New features in any operating system appear gradually. They are difficult to implement right away, since not all of them often have a lot of bugs , and sometimes even interfere with each other’s implementation.

Here are the new features in Android 13 Beta 2.1 :

  • Fixed an issue where typing in the search bar resulted in an empty suggestion list
  • Fixed an issue that caused devices to freeze and restart when turning on hotspot
  • Fixed an issue that caused continuous dialing sound to be heard during a phone call in the background
  • Fixed an issue that caused devices to crash and restart after disconnecting from Android Auto

As you can see, there are not so many innovations, and by and large they are bug fixes. But they are important and show that the developers are working hard to make the release version as less problematic as possible.

This interim update still contains the same list of known issues as the May 11 Beta 2 build, with the exception of those discussed above. According to 9to5Google, the search bar issue remains despite a mid-cycle update.

It’s too early to talk about the look and feel of Android 13, but the changes won’t be as big as last year.

Which phones can install Android 13 Beta 2.1

The list of models with support for the new beta version is limited to Google Pixel smartphones. It includes:

  • Google Pixel 5
  • Pixel 6 Pro
  • Pixel 5a

If you are already running the Android 13 beta, the update will automatically notify you via OTA. If you are participating in the Android 12 QPR (Platform Quarterly) Beta Program, you will need to opt-out and re-enroll to participate in the Android 13 Beta – please be aware that the Android 13 beta is still in its early beta stage testing and there is a huge list of shortcomings in it. Those wishing to enroll in any of the beta programs can do so here.

Keep in mind that if you want to sign up, in most cases you won’t be able to revert to the public version without clearing your data. Make sure you do your research and make this decision consciously. Especially if you install the beta version on the main device that you use every day.


There will definitely be novelties in the design of Android 13, but what we see now may still change.

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Phone that already supports Android 13

In addition, there is a list of smartphones that support the basic version of Android 13 Beta 2 . Their list is much wider and includes the following phones:

  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 4XL
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 4a 5G
  • Google Pixel 5
  • Google Pixel 5a
  • Google Pixel 6
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro
  • Xiaomi 12
  • Xiaomi 12 Pro
  • Xiaomi Pad 5
  • Oppo Find X5 Pro
  • Oppo Find N
  • Asus Zenfone 8
  • Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
  • Nokia X20
  • OnePlus 10 Pro
  • Realme GT2 Pro
  • Sharp Aquos Sense 6
  • Tecno Camon 19 Pro 5G
  • Vivo X80 Pro
  • ZTE Axon 40 Ultra

Should I install Android 13

Here the requirements for common sense are the same. If you just want to look at the new interface and get familiar with its features, it’s easier to find a review on YouTube. And if you want to touch Android 13 yourself now and you are not embarrassed by the risk of problems, you can learn how to install it at this link.

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