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Google released another revision of Android 13 Beta 3.3 purely intended to fix bugs and does not bring any new features.

Google is rolling out Android 13 Beta 3.3 to address a few bugs that were present in the previous beta release.

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Aizaz khan
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Aizaz was the first person to get a byline on his blog on technology from his home in Bannu in 2017. Then, he went on to a career in breaking things professionally at my electric sparks which is where he eventually took over the kit as a hardware editor. Today, as the senior editor of hardware for my electric sparks, he spends time reporting about the most recent developments in the hardware industry and technology. If he's not reporting on hardware or electronics, you'll see him trying to be as remote from the world of technology as possible through camping in the wild.

Google has released another revision of Android 13 Beta 3, having delivered Beta 3.2 earlier this month. As we discussed at the time, Beta 3.2 fixed a few issues, including where the back gesture would not work in some applications. Similarly, Beta 3.3 addresses more bugs that were present in Beta 3.2. However, there are still numerous known issues in Beta 3.3 relating to the Android platform, first-party applications, Android Auto and Android TV. You can read the full known issues in Android 13 Beta 3 through Google’s release notes.

According to Google’s release notes, Beta 3.3 fixes the following issues:

  • Fixed an issue with the Pixel launcher where if the Always show keyboard option was enabled for the app drawer, then when the user closed the app drawer and opened an app folder on the Home screen, the keyboard was erroneously shown as well. (Issue #236584457)
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, such as gesturing to go back, the system UI crashed. (Issue #236558007)
  • Fixed an issue where devices couldn’t connect to a WiFi network in some cases even when the network was available and the signal strength was good. (Issue #236617510)
  • Fixed an issue where the BluetoothManagerService continued to try and bind to the TbsService even when bluetooth.profile.ccp.server.enabled was false, leading to slow performance and cold starts for apps.
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases after a device was plugged in to charge (for example, overnight), the device would become unresponsive until it was rebooted.
  • Fixed a kernel issue with lib/list_debug.c that caused a kernel panic in certain cases on some devices.
  • Fixed an issue with the Connectivity Thermal Power Manager that caused slow UI rendering, unresponsiveness in apps, and poor battery performance in some cases.

Factory images for Android 13 Beta 3.3 build TPB3.220617.002 (versus TPB3.220610.004 previously) are available now. If you need help, here’s our full guide on installing Android 13.

The update is rolling out via OTA (over-the-air) on supported Pixel devices (Pixel 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 6, and 6 Pro series) enrolled in the Android Beta Program. You can check for the update by going to Settings > System > System updates. Those already running a developer preview of Android 13 will automatically get this and future updates.


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