Android 13 Beta 2 update ‘staggered animations’ or ‘stutters when scrolling’

New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….

The original story (published May 12, 2022) follows:

Codenamed Tiramisu, Android 13 is the latest operating system from Google. It was announced in an Android blog post on February 10 this year.

The latest version of Android brings several new features and focuses on user privacy. It also introduces a new permission (NEARBY_WIFI_DEVICES) that allows phones to search for nearby devices without using location.

But since Android 13 is still in its early stages, users have been complaining about issues like home screen icons and widgets disappearing when unlocking the device.

That said, Google released Android 13 Beta 2 a few hours ago. Some of the most notable features of the latest beta include the predictive back gesture, new permissions to use exact alarms, and resource files to specify supported app languages.

But those who upgraded to Android 13 Beta 2 are now complaining about slow animations and stuttering when scrolling. Some say their devices feel like they have a lower refresh rate.

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A13 B2: slow scrolling/jerkiness? I just installed the new beta and the scrolling in every app stutters almost like the refresh rate is very low. Using Developer Options, I can confirm that the refresh rate is stable at 90Hz, which is the maximum for my device – Pixel 5. Anyone else having similar issues?
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offbeat animation? Anyone else have animations with a whole bunch of stutters and lags here and there, like opening settings from the notification shade or unlocking the device? using a pixel 4a
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Since the release of Android 13 Beta 2 a few hours ago, Google has yet to comment on the staggered animations and stuttering when scrolling.

Luckily, we’ve found a workaround that seems to fix the issues for some. It requires users to head to the Settings app, go to Display, and toggle the “Smooth display” toggle on and off.

I found a solution if this happens. Go to settings > display and turn smooth display off, then turn it back on and the animations will return to full speed. This fixed it on my Pixel 6 Pro.
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We hope that the developers will soon discover the root cause of the problem and fix it in the next few days via an OTA update or in the next version of Android.

As always, we’ll be keeping an eye out for more information and updating this article as needed, so keep checking this space.

Update 1 (August 16)

5:42 p.m. (IST): Google has released the stable version of Android 13 for eligible Pixel phones and it includes some improvements for UI stability.

You can install it and see if slow animations and stuttering while scrolling are fixed.

To note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Android 13 section, so be sure to follow those as well.

Featured image source: Google Blog

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