Spatial audio and more coming to Pixel phones as part of exclusive Android beta

The first beta of Android 13 QPR2 (Quarterly Platform Release) is currently available for specific Google Pixel models, giving us a sneak peek at features and tweaks that should eventually come to more Android phones.

The phones are getting the beta, according to Google’s Android Developer page (opens in new tab), are the Pixel 4 (4a and 4a 5G), Pixel 5 (the base model and 5a), the Pixel 6 series and the Pixel 7 series. The release notes say nothing about what’s in the release, but notable Android expert Mishaal Rahman broke it all down in a long Twitter thread (opens in new tab). Everything in the beta can be split into two categories: design changes that all listed Pixel devices get, and features that are exclusive to a few.

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