Android 13 Beta now available for the Pixel 6a

Google is rolling out Android 13 Beta 4.1 to the Pixel 6a following the mid-ranger’s launch on Thursday.

The Android 13 Beta 4 patch arrived last Monday for all other phones to deliver bug fixes and should be one of the final releases before the consumer launch. Today’s update is just for the Pixel 6a and appends “.A2” to the build number.

You can easily sign-up via the Android Beta Program or by manually sideloading (faster):

If you need help, here’s our full guide on installing Android 13.

Update: According to the Android 13 Beta release notes, the Pixel 6a should be running the July security patch, like all other Beta 4.1 devices. However, after installing, “June 1, 2022” is listed on both the System update screen and Security Hub.

Besides other visual and functionality changes, Android 13 should bring the July security patch to the Pixel 6a following its day one update to June, which was just released for Global/Unlocked and AT&T/T-Mobile devices this afternoon. (It comes as the August security patch is uncharacteristically not yet available for any Pixel.)

Meanwhile, according to security release notes published today, it looks like Android 13 will launch this September. It’s unclear if the Pixel updates will launch on the first Monday of that month or whether it will just be the release to AOSP (Android Open Source Project). The OTAs could start later in the month like last year.

More on Pixel 6a:

Author: Abner Li
Source: 9TO5Google

Related posts
AI & RoboticsNews

Identity crisis: Artificial intelligence and the flawed logic of ‘mind uploading’

AI & RoboticsNews

iRobot's pet poop-detecting Roomba j7+ vacuum is $200 off right now

Cleantech & EV'sNews

If you want an EV, buy now – Rivian, Fisker and others rush to lock in EV tax credits before changes


Apple September event: iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, iOS 16 release date, and more

Sign up for our Newsletter and
stay informed!

Share Your Thoughts!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.