You can now get the Android 13 beta on Pixel 6a

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TL;DR

  • Google has quietly added the brand-new Pixel 6a to the Android 13 beta program.
  • The addition comes after hints that the stable update will launch next month.

The Android 13 beta program has been running for a while now, allowing smartphone owners to get their hands on the latest Android software ahead of the stable release. Google’s Pixel phones are a favorite for running Android beta software, but the newly released Pixel 6a was missing from the list.

Now, Google has quietly updated its Android Beta Program documentation (h/t: Android Police), confirming that the Android 13 beta software is indeed available for the Pixel 6a. The news comes amidst possible hints of the stable Android 13 release coming soon.

More specifically, a Google post has hinted at the Android 13 release launching in September. So Pixel 6a owners wanting to get a taste of the new software before then will need to install the beta software. Fortunately, you can follow our Android 13 beta installation guide if you need assistance. 

Either way, Android 13 promises to bring a fair amount of changes to the mobile platform. Some of the most prominent tweaks and additions include auto-themed icons, more theming options in general, more seamless QR code scanning functionality, per-app language toggles, integrated fast pair functionality, and improved privacy/permission features.

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