How to get Android 13? Already? Well yes, but this is only the first public beta, full Android 13 rollout won’t happen until this fall around the Pixel 7 launch in October.
However, if you’re the proud owner of a Pixel, particularly a Pixel 4 or newer, then you’re just a few clicks and taps away from exploring the latest Android offering, just be prepared for the occasional glitch or hiccup, it still is under construction.
Why should you try the Android 13 Beta?
If you’re looking for a stunning new Android experience then let’s reset your expectations as Android 13 is a fairly subtle update from what we’ve seen so far. There are some visual improvements like the new media playback progress bar and some new additions to the Material You theme, as well as a variety of small additions that we’ll be investigating as we test the beta.
This is the first public beta. We’re expecting to hear a lot more about Android 13 at Google I/O next month, so with the full launch in the fall there’s no doubt there’s even more to come.
As with any beta software, you should expect some issues. Google runs developer betas of the software first, so there aren’t likely to be any high-profile bugs that make it into the public beta, but unless you can afford to endure at least a minor headache with your phone, or you have one Second Phone Then maybe you should wait for a later beta or the official release.
Which devices are eligible for the Android 13 Beta?
More devices are usually eligible within a few weeks of launch, but for now the Android 13 beta is only for Pixel 4 or newer Pixel device owners. Here is the full list:
- pixels 4
- Pixel 4 XL
- Pixel 4a
- Pixel 4a (5G)
- pixels 5
- Pixel 5a
- Pixel 6 Pro
How to get Android 13
To download the Android 13 beta on your Pixel device, go to Beta website for Android while signed into your Google account and signing up for the Android beta program. At this point, your eligible devices will appear and all you need to do is click the Sign In button.
Make sure you select the Android 13 Beta program at the next prompt, then click Review Terms. Read the terms, then check the box next to “I agree to the terms of the beta program.” before you can select “Confirm and sign in” at the bottom right.
Now when you go to your phone, you need to navigate to Settings > System > Advanced > System update. Tap Download and Install and you should be up and running with Android 13 Beta in just a few minutes.