Android 13 is approaching. Google unveiled the first Android 13 preview back in February 2022. which is around the period Google releases new Android versions on average. Prior to Google I/O in May, when the first beta is released, Google has recently released a few developer previews.
We didn’t anticipate Android 13 to be a significant release this year because Android 12 was already a sizable update for the OS. We anticipate adding a few new features and making a few small tweaks to Material You. But the information you require for Android 13 is provided below. And we’ll keep adding to this post throughout the summer until we reach the autumn’s final, stable edition.
WHEN DOES ANDROID 13 COME OUT? After August, Android 13’s final version should be accessible. Google often refers to the third quarter as occurring between July 1 and September 30. The stable version of Android 12 did not, however, go on sale until October of last year. As a result, the final beta will now arrive in July, followed by the final release. Here are the dates that each recent major release of Android went on sale.
Advertisement Date of the Android Release Date of Release: August 21, 2017 Apple’s iOS 12 6 August 2018 Android 10 on September 3, 2019, and Android 11 on September 8, 2020 On October 4, 2021, Android 12 From August to September 2022, Android 13 WHAT AMOUNT OF DEVELOPER PREVIEWS AND BETAS CAN BE EXPECTED? Before the final release later this year, there will be two developer previews and four beta versions. Now, everything could change. Google might discover other problems with Android 13 and wind up releasing another beta or two. Both the years 2020 and 2021 saw this occur.
About once each month, Google releases new beta versions. The security patch updates are released typically on the first Monday of the month, while the second Wednesday of the month. In recent years, Google has also released beta upgrades within a month in order to address some significant flaws that needed to be fixed.
Beta 1 was released on April 26, 2022, Beta 2 was released on May 11, 2022, Beta 2.1 was released on May 26, 2022, Beta 3 was released on June 8, 2022, and Beta 4 was released on July 13, 2022. Developer Preview 1 was released on February 10, 2022, Developer Preview 2 on March 17, 2022. WHAT TECHNOLOGIES ARE SUPPORTED BY THE ANDROID 13 DEVELOPER PREVIEWS? The following Google Pixel devices support the developer previews:
Advertisement Pixel 4 Google XL Google Pixel Alpha Google Pixel Pixel 4a Google 5G Pixel 5 by Google Pixel 5a Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6 Pro Google Unfortunately, this indicates that the Android 13 upgrade is unlikely to be released for the Pixel 3 series. Certainly not directly from Google. For the Pixel 3 to run Android 13, some developers are probably going to create a modified ROM.
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WHAT DEVICES ARE SUPPORTED BY THE ANDROID 13 BETA? We are aware of which Pixel phones will receive the initial beta, but we are unaware of which third-party phones will have access to the upgrade. The Android 12 betas were compatible with smartphones made by ASUS, OnePlus, OPPO, TCL, Vivo, Xiaomi, ZTE, Sharp, Tecno, and Realme last year.
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Pixel 4 Google XL Google Pixel Alpha Google Pixel Pixel 4a Google 5G Pixel 5 by Google Pixel 5a Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6 Pro Google WHERE IS ANDROID 13’S DESSERT NAMED? Google still uses dessert names internally even though it no longer broadcasts them for new Android versions. According to certain code seen in the developer previews, Android 13 would likely internally be referred to as Tiramisu. Android 13 would use the letter T for its dessert.
Tiramisu: What is it? It is an Italian delicacy made of layers of sponge cake soaked in coffee, brandy, or liqueur, together with mascarpone cheese and powdered chocolate.
Advertisement However, since Google stopped naming desserts publicly, this can never be verified. And that was probably because Android 10 began with the letter Q, and there aren’t many sweets that begin with that letter.
WHAT MODIFICATIONS AND FEATURES ARE IN ANDROID 13? Only two developer previews have been released thus far, and they didn’t reveal many features. That happens frequently for Google. The majority of the new features are kept back for Google I/O, when Android 13’s first beta will be released. However, we are aware of a few of the features that Android 13 will have.
YOU ENHANCED MATERIAL Google introduced Material You with Android 12 in the previous year. This is the new Android theming engine, which will alter your phone’s theme based on your wallpaper. The color options with Android 12 were rather limited. However, with Android 13, we’ll get even more Material You tones.
Advertisement We can tell that Google is working on a few additional dynamic theme styles based on leaks from Android 13 so far. These consist of:
This will be the Material You dynamic theme’s default tonal spot. A theme that is more vivid and vibrant. Expressive: Along with the extracted colors, this will also add other colors that are not present in the background. Spiritz: A little dimmer with grayish tones.
PERMISSION FOR NEW NOTIFICATIONS Every Android update over the past few years has placed a significant emphasis on privacy and permissions, and Android 13 will see some more improvements. Google is launching a new Notifications permission this year. And that actually is what it sounds like.
In Android 13, there is a new POST NOTIFICATIONS function. And it performs precisely as you would expect. Apps must now request your permission before sending you notifications. You can choose which apps to receive notifications from with ease thanks to this process, which may sound a little tiresome. Like you probably don’t need Google Maps notifications for uploading your photos and reviews of places. This implies that, upon initial installation of each program, you can choose how notifications are sent to you. Like, should they take precedence? or mute?
Advertisement The bad news now is that this is an API requirement. What does that entail? That indicates that Google won’t immediately enforce it. At the earliest, Google won’t start enforcing it until mid- to late 2023.
DEADLY PROCESS PHANTOM This function was actually debuted with Android 12 last year. However, Android 13 will probably make it a toggle in Quick Settings.
What exactly is Phantom Process Killer, then? It is what it sounds like, I suppose. It functions as an undercover cop who can monitor all background-running programs and who restricts their number to a maximum of 32 forked child processes. As a result, it restricts what an app may do when it is not in the foreground. This will stop background apps from acting erratically and draining your battery far more quickly than necessary.
Advertisement Improved and NEW VOLUME PICKER There will reportedly be an new volume picker in Android 13. For the first time since it debuted in Android 10 in 2019, it is redesigning this menu.
The device’s volume may be adjusted using the new menu’s sizable oval-edged volume sliders. The display of a disconnected device will be grayed out. Additionally, a checkmark will show up on the gadget that you are changing the volume on. These screenshots show how it will seem.
AND EVEN MORE FEATURES As previously said, the majority of these features are the result of leaks and the initial few developer previews, which typically don’t reveal much changes. The major adjustments wait until the first beta, which is normally introduced during Google I/O. This is scheduled for May 11 and 12, this year. So, along with the release of the first beta, we anticipate hearing about a lot more modifications then. But let’s be realistic; we don’t anticipate this to be a significant update. This year will mainly be spent fine-tuning and polishing the modifications made by Android 12, which was a significant visual update.
IN WHAT MANNER DO I DOWNLOAD ANDROID 13? On your Pixel device, you can sideload or download the OTA image . The OTA photos are roughly 2GB in size, whereas the factory images are about 2.4GB. Both of them are very huge, and while installing the OTA image will be easier, flashing the full factory image may be a better decision. This will prevent previous apps and data on your phone from interfering with the install.
There is a tutorial available here on how to update to Android 13.
You can wait for the beta if you don’t want to sideload the OTA or flash the factory image. You can sign up your Pixel for the beta and receive an OTA update to upgrade to Android 13 after that. Much simpler, but it won’t happen until May 11’s Google I/O.