News hardware Android 13 Beta 3.2: what’s new for Google’s OS?
Formalized at the Google I/O conference held last May, Android 13 continues to unfold smoothly through its beta version. The Beta 3.2 update has just arrived on compatible devices.
Android 13 will make its official arrival on the market at the end of the year, via Google Pixel 7 and Google Pixel 7 Pro smartphones. However, developers and owners of a compatible Pixel who have no evidence of facing hordes of bugs can already install the beta version of the OS on their device.
An imposing update for Android 13
The first users thus have the opportunity to discover in almost real time the evolution of the mobile operating system over the updates of its beta version. And the latter has just received its 3.2 upgrade, which is the most important to date. In effect, it weighs 275 MBagainst 6.3 MB for the previous one.
In the program, lots of bug fixes, which proves that Google does not intend to make the same mistake as with Android 12 which was released with still many problems on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Here’s what Google’s patch note says:
- Fixed an issue where the back gesture was not working in some apps,
- Fixed an issue where the At a Glance settings page would collapse inconsistently when scrolling,
- Fixed an issue where some apps crashed instantly upon opening,
- Fixed an issue where the microphone would turn on and off unexpectedly during unbound device use,
- Fixed an issue where the Google Photos app crashed frequently.
But that’s not all, since the manufacturer also took the opportunity to refine some features within Android 13.
What’s new in Android 13 Beta 3.2
The 9to5Google site takes stock of the main additions in this version of Google’s OS. We first note a redesign of the section dedicated to Pixel tips. The latter evolves from update to update.
The clipboard application also changes slightly. The share button changes places : It is now located in the lower left corner rather than the upper right, making it easier to access for people who type their notes with one hand.
The Pixel Launcher now offers an option to choose whether to display the keyboard when opening the application drawer.
Finally, change even smaller than the rest: changing the Google Lens app icon.
By the time the final version of Android 13 is released, Google still has plenty of time to refine the OS and offer new features. As a reminder, the Android 13 beta is available on all Google Pixel from Pixel 4, as well as on some terminals from partner brands. We explain how to install it here.