In the final weeks of this month, Google has released a third Beta build for Android 13. Google released not one, not two, but three beta builds to address critical issues with this month’s build.
Android 13 beta 3.3 contains only bug fixes and no new features. There are some fixes, including one for a conflict arising between the keyboard and launcher, and another one for gestures such as sweeping back, which would cause the UI to crash – and therefore not make for an excellent beta experience.
Moreover, an issue where Pixels were unable to connect to known Wi-Fi networks was fixed, as was the problem where the device would freeze when plugged in, a problem that could only be fixed by rebooting the device. Improved “Connectivity Thermal Power Management”, which was causing poor battery life and unstable performance.
Several patches were released this month because Android’s timeline lists Platform Stability as a milestone set for June Beta 3, and this milestone was not achieved. With this build, app developers can start testing compatibility with apps, SDKs, and libraries.
It is expected that Beta 4 will arrive in July and the public builds will follow shortly after, but without providing any specific date. Generally, Google Pixel devices receive Android updates shortly before the release of new ones, which is normally in October.
Those Pixel devices that are compatible with the update should start receiving it soon. This update fixes the bugs you’re experiencing in the beta, so make sure you install it if you’re still using it.