Staying true to historical patterns, Google has released the public beta of its latest Android version a few weeks out from Google I/O. That’s the good news; the bad news is that you need to have a currently supported (OS and Security patch update) Pixel phone to “play”.

If you own a Pixel 4, 4a, 4a 5G, 4XL, 5, 5A, 6 or 6 Pro, then you’re in luck. All you need to do is visit the Beta enrollment page and register your device. Once this has registered, you’ll receive an over the air update to the current Beta version.

This maintains your data and gives you a true representation of the experience transitioning from Android 12 to 13. As for what’s new, there’s a bit to offer, but the build notes essentially say that the first public Beta captures all of the changes from the developer previews. We’ll take a look over the coming weeks, so you don’t need to.

The usual warnings apply for any Beta software, such as not installing it on devices critical to your daily use as not all features are finished or fully functional.