Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 is here and here are the changes

Over the past couple of months, Google has been trending towards launching QPR for Pixel phones. If you’re not familiar, these quarterly platform releases often bring many small changes that improve the quality of life. This allows Google to push stable branches faster and add features as they move forward. Today, the company has released Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1, and although the name is snooty, it brings several interesting subtle changes to the supported devices.

Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 brings some visual improvements and adds support for new features on Pixel phones

We’ll start by looking at everything the new Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 brings to the table.

The first feature we discovered is that Now play The lock screen has been raised up and closer to the fingerprint icon than the text below the icon slightly.

With Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro now support T-Mobile 3CA. Not only that, the Pixel 6 Pro can go to 1080p from the default resolution of 1440p. The same feature can also be found on the Pixel 6 Pro.

Another visual change that Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 brings is that the carrier now gets a separate line on the right instead of appearing in the same row as the other status icons. This is for the quick settings panel. The new update also made Health Connect the default app. For some reason, Google has also removed the unified security and privacy page.

The Pixel launcher also received some tweaks with the new Android 13 update, with the padding getting a little thicker in the folders and app drawers. However, the most notable feature is the inclusion of spatial audio settings, which many people have been waiting for. Speaking of sound, the media player now has a lava-like effect on the lock screen and quick settings.

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The last visual change we noticed is that Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 introduces a large clock when expanding Quick Settings. This is a small change but something that will make the user experience a whole lot better.

These are all the features in Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 that we were able to discover. If you have information about you discovering new features, let us know in the comments below.

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