Only 2 days after QPR2 reached the stable channel
Google took to Reddit today to announce the rollout. The new version will eventually be released to the public as the Pixel Feature drops in June 2023, so users who install this beta release will get a glimpse of what’s to come. Early builds typically don’t have many user-facing changes, and Google’s release notes for this version mostly just include bug fixes, though Android Expert Mishaal Rahman is already digging into the changes.
As with any pre-release software, QPR3 beta 1 will have some stability issues, so it is not recommended that you install this build on your daily driver. If you’re still tempted, we’ve listed the known issues below so you can see if there are any dealbreakers.
- If the user tries to open the camera by pressing the power button twice, the camera shows a black screen instead.
- In some cases, when a work profile is turned on or off, the device restarts instead.
- The recent apps list sometimes becomes unresponsive if the screen orientation is changed while the list is open.
The build number for this new version is T3B1.230224.005, and Google notes that the beta program will continue for QPR3 until the Android 14 beta program opens. You should also know that if you participate in the QPR3 beta, you will automatically be enrolled in the Android 14 beta when it becomes available.
The easiest way to get the new version would be to join the beta program, then just check for updates and install the new release like any other Android upgrade. If you’re handy with a command prompt, you can also flash the factory images, but your Pixel’s bootloader will need to be unlocked. An easier manual method would be to use the Android Flash Tool to install the OTA.