Google has finally rolled out the latest Android 13 beta, just a few weeks before the final version launches. Beta 4 of Android 13 does not include new features, as was already the case with the previous beta. Indeed, the software achieved platform stability with the rollout of the third beta in June, which means that Google is currently only focused on fixing bugs.
Google is now urging developers to finalize compatibility testing and release any necessary updates before the OS is released, indicating that it should arrive soon. The Beta 4 update also includes an Android 13 release candidate for Pixel devices and the Android Studio emulator. This candidate version could therefore well become the final stable version that Google will deploy in the fall.
The last update for Android 13 Beta is here; the official launch is next
Basically, the new Android 13 beta includes almost everything for developers to test their apps for better compatibility along with the full feature set of Android 13. The early arrival of the latest beta could mean that Google is about to launch the final version earlier this year.
As a reminder, Android 12 was available in October 2021, while Android 11 launch took place in September 2020. So it is possible that Google will roll out the stable version by September 2022; just before the arrival of the new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro in October. In the meantime, all eyes are on the upcoming Pixel 6a, which will officially launch on July 21.
If your Pixel smartphone is already part of Google’s public beta program; you should receive this new build as an over-the-air update within hours or days. If you want to try this version, you can do so by registering for the program.