Google pushes out update to stop certain Pixel screens from flashing green

Google pushes out update to stop certain Pixel screens from flashing green
Pixel users on the Android 13 Quarterly Platform Release (QPR) Beta program have been sent the latest update. This would be Android 13 QPR2 Beta 3.2. The previous update, to Beta release 3.1, was recently disseminated on February 9th. The stable version of the update, known as the Quarterly Feature Drop, is expected to drop on March 6th.

The update exterminates a bug that causes the screen on a Pixel model to flash green or "display other visual artifacts." These were Issues #260941279 and 256052135 respectively. The update also allows the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 lines to work with Jio's 5G network. Jio is an Indian telecommunications company. The February security patch continues to be included with the update along with the 23.03.13 version of Google Play services.

The update should be available to those with a Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro that is currently running the Android 13 QPR2 Beta program. To download and install the update, go to Settings > System > System update. Follow the instructions.

One thing that you should not do yet is exit the QPR2 Beta program because that would force you to wipe the data off of your phone. You should wait until the stable version has been released (again, March 6th is the likely date) and once you have installed the final and stable version of QPR2 (aka the March Feature Drop) on your phone, you can exit the Beta program without paying a penalty.

To exit the beta  program (to reiterate, do not do this until the stable version is installed next month), go to or tap on this link. Press the button that says "View your eligible devices." You'll see a photo of your Pixel device with the words Opt out underneath. Tap on it and follow the instructions. The good news is that March 6th will be here pretty soon.

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