Google released the Beta QPR3 1.1 for Pixel 6 and 6 Proas part of the new program that allows more willing users to help out developers a test the next Feature Drop (in this specific cycle that of June). The initiative was inaugurated towards the beginning of this month, and some rather important bugs – of course, perfectly predictable in a Beta program – had emerged, including a rather high and loud noise on call and an abnormal consumption of energy, which drastically reduced the autonomy of the terminals. Well, according to the changelog of this QPR3 1.1 build, both have been fixed.
According to what the official changelog says, in fact it seems that several changes have been made on the call side, which however are not illustrated in detail. The company says it is still investigating the source of the problem, however, and plans to make further improvements in the next Beta. The latest news is the fixed an issue where it was not possible to leave the Beta program installing a stable build (an error message such as “No valid operating system could be found” appeared). Attention, however: the operation still causes a reset to the factory settings.
The build has code S3B1.220218.006, where in Beta 1.0 it simply ended with .004, and is a download from just 16.08 MB. It is important to point out that, although the program is aimed at several other recent Pixels (to be precise 4, 4 XL, 4a 4G, 4a 5G, 5 and 5a), this Beta 1.1 has been released alone for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro – basically because on the other models these bugs didn’t show up. Probably the group will realign with the next real Beta. For those who do not want to wait for the OTA notification, we leave the links to the Factory and OTA Image download for the manual flash:
(updated February 28, 2022, 09:22 am)