The Android 13 beta is now available for download and users can flash it to their smartphones at their own risk if they want to test out the latest version of Android. All you need to do is enroll your Pixel smartphone in the Android Beta program. Don’t have a Pixel phone? Don’t worry, the Android 13 beta is also available for other phones from brands like OnePlus, Vivo, Realme, etc. Keep reading to learn more.
Android 13 beta: List of eligible devices
As is usually the case, most Pixel phones are eligible for the latest Android 13 beta update. The list includes Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Apart from these, OnePlus 10 Pro, Asus Zenfone 8, Lenovo P12 Pro, Nokia X20, Oppo Find N, Oppo Find X5 Pro, Realme GT 2 Pro, Vivo X80 Pro, Xiaomi 12 and Tecno Camon 19 Pro series are also eligible. . If you have one of these phones, then you can test Android 13.
How to easily install Android 13 beta on your Pixel phone
Step 1: Users should first go to Google’s official Android 13 Beta program page and the relevant link is here.
Step 2: Now you need to sign in to your Google account in case you haven’t done so.
Step 3: On the Android page, you will notice a “View your eligible devices” button at the top of the screen.
Step 4: If your device is eligible, you will get an “Opt in” button. Just click on it.
Step 5: Now you need to choose a beta program. Google will show two options, including the Android 12 and Android 13 beta programs.
To note: You can choose the latter if your device is not running Android 12 beta. If so, you will need to deactivate the older version first before installing the latest beta.
Step 6: Once you have done that, just read the terms and conditions and scroll down. You must then check the box “I accept the terms of the beta program”.
Step 7: Now just tap on the Confirm and Register button to complete the beta program registration process.
To note: Once the process is complete, you should receive an OTA update. One can either wait for the system notification or manually check for the update in the Settings > System > System Update section. After installing the Android 13 beta update, you will need to restart your smartphone after which you can start testing the latest Android 13 beta on your Pixel phone.
How to Download Android 13 Beta on OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme, Vivo and Other Phones
Google has published a dedicated page that reveals devices eligible for the Android 13 beta. You can simply visit “developer.android.com/about/versions/13/devices” site and see if your device is eligible or not. For example, if you are a OnePlus user, click on “Get the Beta” and you will be redirected to the official forum page of OnePlus, where you will find links to flash Android 13 on your phone.
What to keep in mind before downloading the Android 13 beta
Beta updates are not stable and often have many bugs. So if you use the device as a daily driver and have no experience in flashing custom ROMs, downloading it is not recommended. Beta versions of Android are primarily intended for developers and advanced users who can offer feedback and help improve the software experience.