Let’s face it, the Pixel 6 series can remain a bit buggy until the stable version of Android 13 is released in July or August. Now, this writer must confess that I recently had some connectivity issues with my Pixel 6 Pro that prevented the phone from making calls; previously this was not an issue with my handset.
Google released Android 13 beta 3.3 this morning, which comes with fixes for Wi-Fi connectivity and more. According to Google, the update includes “the latest stability and performance improvements,” including a trio of patches related to Android connectivity:
- Fixed an issue where devices could not connect to a Wi-Fi network even if the network was available and the signal strength was good.
- Fixed an issue with BluetoothManagerService that caused slow performance and cold starts for apps.
- Fixed an issue with the Connectivity Thermal Power Manager that caused slow user interface rendering, unresponsive apps, and poor battery performance in some cases.
The Pixel 6 series could run much smoother once Android 13 is released
Other issues related to the user interface (UI), user experience (UX), and overall device performance. The beta also fixed an issue where in some cases, if the Always show keyboard option was enabled for the app drawer, the user closed the app drawer and opened an app folder on the home screen, the keyboard was also incorrectly displayed . Also fixed an issue where in some cases, such as gestures to go back a page, the system UI would crash.
Time to pick up the Google Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro
Keep in mind that you are installing an unstable version of Android 13 on your phone in this scenario. In other words, to get back to a stable OS release, you need to wipe your phone and do a factory reset (UGH!). Honestly, why put yourself through the heartache and headache. Wait for the stable version of Android 13 to be released.