October 2, 2022
Android 13 Beta 2.1 fixes problem with Android Auto causing crashes (but no, not THAT kind)

It’s been a couple of weeks since Google launched Android 13 Beta 2 at I/O. While we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next beta drop — due out sometime next month, according to this year’s timeline — the company isn’t waiting to roll out some bug fixes. Android 13 Beta 2.1 is here, and if you’re running Google’s preview software on a Pixel phone, you’re going to want to update.

Today’s release is coming to Pixels via an OTA update, with the changelog promising fixes for search, phone calls, and hotspots. Android Auto is also finally getting a fix with this patch, after users complained of crashes and black screens in the current build. Google describes today’s release as a minor update meant as a bug fix, so you shouldn’t expect to find any new features or hidden changes. You can check out the full changelog below.

Android 13 Beta 2.1 should be rolling out to users now, but you can grab the OTA file from Google’s developer site to update manually if you’re impatient. If you were waiting to jump into the beta program, this update squashes many of the bugs that might’ve kept you away.

Will is a news editor at Android Police. He’s been an Android enthusiast since he got his first smartphone in 2011. He loves watching movies, has a never-ending backlog of video games, and produces podcasts in his spare time. He lives in Buffalo, NY and is willing to give you chicken wing recommendations at any time. Just ask.

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