Google hasn't even given Android 13 an official on-stage announcement yet but you can already try it out with the release of the first public beta. Those with a compatible Pixel phone can download it now and take it for a spin
Now Google I/O has taken place, Android 13 is available on third-party phones and tablets as well as Pixel handsets - although some are getting Beta 1. Below we've got all the information you need on installing Beta 2 on your handset if it's compatible.
The final release is to be confirmed but typically happens in autumn/fall around October - likely with the Pixel 7 launch. Find out more information including what's new in Android 13 in our full guide.
Warning: As is always the case with beta software, it's not advisable to load it onto your main phone as the software could be buggy or even brick your device. Always backup any important data before installing a beta.
Which phones can get Android 13 Beta 2?
Here’s the full list of Google and third-party phones/tablets which are compatible with the Android 13 Beta:
- Asus ZenFone 8
- Lenovo P12 Pro
- Nokia X20
- OnePlus 10 Pro
- Oppo Find X5 Pro
- Realme GT 2 Pro
- Sharp Aquos sense6
- Tecno Camon 19 Pro 5G
- Vivo X80 Pro
- Xiaomi 12
- Xiaomi 12 Pro
- Xiaomi Pad 5
- ZTE Axon 40 Ultra (purchased from China market)
How to download Android 13 Beta
If you have an eligible Pixel phone from the list above, you can get Android 13 in a jiffy. Here's how to install the OS in a few simple steps.
- Head to the Android Beta Program site, making sure you’re logged into your Google account
- Scroll down to ‘Your eligible devices’ (see screenshot above)
- Select ‘opt in’ on the device you want to install Android 13 on
- Read the T&Cs, tick the relevant boxes and then click ‘Confirm and enroll'
- On your phone head to Settings > System > Advanced > System Update > Check for update
If you ever want to opt out, simply go to the Android Beta Program site and select ‘opt out’ under Your eligible devices where you clicked 'Opt in'.
For non-Pixel devices follow these links for specific instructions as they are not handled by Google.