Google has just released Android 13 Beta 1. If you have a Pixel and are motivated, you can install the first beta of the future major version of Android.
Since February, Android 13 is a reality. The next major version of Google’s OS was in its Developer Preview phase while waiting for Google to launch the beta. This Tuesday, April 26, 2022, Google has just rolled out Android 13 Beta 1.
As a reminder, Google is planning 6 major releases of Android 13 over the next few months before the general public launch. If you want to quickly install Android 13 Beta 1 on your Pixel 4 (XL), Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, it’s now possible.
How to install Android 13 Beta 1?
Unlike the Developer Preview versions, Android 13 Beta 1 is much easier to install. If you own one of the compatible Pixels (see above), the easiest way is to register to the Android Beta program. You’ll simply click on the “Activate” button on this page to sign up, then just wait for Google to push Android 13 to your device. Future updates will be available in OTA (Over-The-Air), i.e. directly on your device without going through a PC.
Be aware that this version is probably unstable, so we do not recommend installing Android 13 beta 1 on an everyday device. If you decide to install it, save your data. We will come back in detail on the new features of the beta in this file, in the meantime, you can give us your first impressions in comments.