Google Confirms Android 13 Beta 1 To Release Next Week And A New Gesture Of Android 14
If you’re one of the die-hard fans of Google and the way it functions, then you have probably been hammering the “check for updates” button on your pixel 7 for the last few days now, we assumed that google would drop its much-awaited March feature drop for its smartphones this week, it was anticipated for this week as well, as these updates usually appear on the first Monday of the month,
but the Monday came and it went without giving us anything, except a simple security bulletin. Even with no sign of a patch, it hasn’t stopped the company from promoting an upcoming Android 13 QPR3 beta set to arrive sometime in the next week.
A notice was shared by the company on the official Android beta Subreddit to current testers, alerting anyone running QPR2 beta 3.2 that they will need to opt out of the program as this will help them in receiving a stable upgrade in this month’s official update.
If testers don’t opt out of it till March 13th, they will automatically receive Android 13 QPR3 beta 1 sometime next week. However the process will be a little different than usual, so if you choose to exit the beta track here, it’s important that you follow the steps given by Google very closely.
The company says that anyone looking to move to the stable march build once it arrives should opt out of the program, ignore the downgrade OTA that gets sent to their Pixel, and then they should wait for the Stable March Build to arrive, and they say that it will arrive shortly.
This method allows users to avoid wiping their mobile phones, which is a necessity when it comes to downgrading between beta and stable.
Meanwhile, if the QPR3 beta does reach your phone next week, ignoring it and opting out is still available for you to choose from. This seems to imply that QPR3 Beta has the possibility of arriving before the stable march build. Although we have to wait through the weekend to see how things work out.
Meanwhile, if the QPR3 beta does reach your device next week ignoring it and opting out is still an option, and don’t let the convoluted process make you ignore the news that QPR3 is actually happening, when google first announced its decision of continuing the Android 13 beta program, the fine print specified it’s QPR series would end in March.
With a transition in Android 14, to come sometime after this. That migration could still happen, and that wording still remains on the Beta site, but with this announcement, a QPR beta ahead of the June pixel feature drop is officially confirmed, as for March’s Update this ongoing delay is now set to stretch into its second week, and if you’re feeling jealous of your Samsung owning friends perhaps Google’s leaked changelog can bring you some kind of interest as we head into the weekend.
Android 14 has also announced the future of gesture navigation. Google first introduced gesture navigation with android 9 in 2018, this initial solution was decidedly half-baked, with Google retaining both the back and Home buttons and only adding gestures for multitasking.
One year later, the company did the right thing And made a full change gesture on Android 10, they also turned the home and back buttons into gestures.
When you compare this situation to the iPhone which arguably pioneered gesture navigation as we use it today on Android. You might also notice that apple handles matters a bit more intuitively when it comes to animations, iOS offers almost the same multitasking and home gestures as Android although it does lack a universal back gesture that always takes you back to the home screen, the way transitions are handled inside individual iOS apps is much more intuitive on Android.
Many iOS apps allow you to swipe into the left side of the panel, which reveals a screen panel you saw within the same app before. This approach makes it possible to peek at the navigation step you’re about to take before you actually follow through with it this just means that you can stop if you’re not headed where you wanted to go.