Android 13 Is Finally Here For Pixel Users, Other Smartphones Will Be Getting It Later This Year

The new update comes with a new look, better privacy and security, and productivity improvements.
(credit: Google)

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If you have been waiting for the next Android OS update, it is now here. Android 12 made its debut last year in October. This year, Android 13 debuted much earlier. So, what does Android 13 bring to the table? Let’s find out together.

Google has made some changes to the Material You theme. The theming engine supports icons from third-party apps and the redesigned media player dynamically adjusts its look based on the music or podcast you’re listening to.

(credit: GSMArena)

Additionally, the Bedtime mode is becoming more configurable with wallpaper dimming and a dark theme. You can assign specific languages to particular apps (but will this only work with certain apps? Google didn’t say).

If you copy sensitive information like your email address, phone number, or login credentials, your clipboard history will be cleared automatically “after a period of time” and apps won’t automatically be given permission to send you notifications; instead, you’ll have to explicitly grant them permission before they can do so.

Also, your whole media library won’t be accessible to apps in order for them to share a single file.

Spatial Audio and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) are now supported. But you need compatible devices for that.

You can effortlessly drag and drop any app in your library into split-screen mode using the newly improved taskbar on tablets, which allows you to see all of your installed apps at a glance. When a stylus is used, tablets are also receiving palm rejection functionality so that there are no more unintentional touches.

In Android 13, a new media output switcher, braille displays for Talkback, and HDR video support on third-party camera apps are supported.

Your messaging applications will soon be streamable straight to your Chromebook, allowing you to send and receive messages from your laptop. Also, soon, you’ll be able to copy content from your Android phone and paste it on your tablet, such as a URL, photo, text, or video. Alternately, you might begin on your tablet and copy to your phone. Google didn’t give a timeframe of when these two features will be arriving.

Google added, that Android 13 will eventually arrive to your preferred Samsung Galaxy, Asus, HMD (Nokia phones), iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, vivo, Xiaomi, and more smartphones later this year.

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