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Now is the best time to install the Android 13 beta on your Pixel phone. This is why.

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Now that Google has released Android 13 beta 4, the next release will be the final version of Android 13. As Google wrote on his Blog for Android developers, “We are only a few weeks away from the official release of Android 13!” Now that the Release Candidate (RC) version of the Android 13 operating system is available, those who are hesitating about installing any version of the Android 13 beta have the odds in their favor.
Personally, I can remember installing the Android 11 beta on my Pixel 2 XL, which was my daily driver at the time, and had no issues. Later in this article, we’ll give you the details on how to install the Android 13 beta on your Pixel device. Google says that with Android 13, “you can expect privacy features like the new notification permission and photo picker, to productivity features like themed app icons and per-app language support, as well as modern standards like HDR video, Bluetooth LE Audio, and MIDI 2.0 over USB.”
Google added, “We’ve also expanded the updates we’ve made in 12L, giving you better tools to take advantage of large-screen tablets and devices.” Pixel 6 series users will be happy to hear that the under-screen fingerprint scanner performs better with the Android 13 beta, which could give users the incentive to update to the Android 13 beta a few weeks earlier. The Pixel models that support Android 13 include:
  • Pixel 4/4XL.
  • Pixel 4a
  • Pixel 4a 5G
  • Pixel 5
  • Pixel 5a
  • Pixel 6/6 Pro
To install the Android 13 beta on your compatible Pixel, visit the Android beta program website at: tap this link† Click the “View your eligible devices” field. You’ll see a picture of your phone in a small box with a button that says “+ Opt in.” Tap that button and within 24 hours you will receive a link that will install Android 13 on your Pixel (you can find it by going to SettingsSystemSystem update

In the unlikely event that you need to go back to the stable OS route, you can simply wait for the final version of Android 13 to be released in a few weeks, or return to the Android Beta Program site. This time, when you tap on “View your eligible devices,” you’ll see a picture of your phone in a small box with a button that says “- Sign Out.” However, opting out of the beta program will erase all user data on your device.

If you think you can make it with the RC version of Android 13 for a few weeks, this might be your best chance to install the beta on your Pixel device. Unless a major bug emerges, Android 13 beta 4 should not undergo any changes when the stable version is removed. And even if that’s the case, as we said, the final version of Android 13 will be distributed in a few weeks.

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