Here is everything we know about the upcoming operating system for Android smartphones – Android 13.
very much like iOS and the IphoneEvery year, the Android operating system for Android phones receives a major update. This year is no different. Android 13, which is currently codenamed “Tiramisu” is already in development and will be released to the public later this year.
Here’s everything we know about Android 13 so far…
Android 13: Release date
Android 13 is currently in active development. By that, we mean that Google has already released developer previews for Android 13, so Android 13 has outgrown the work internally at Google.
The first developer preview of Android 13 was released on February 10, 2022, with the second developer preview of Android 13 released on March 17, 2022.
Google actually publishes a timeline of future previews and beta releases, so we know the next build of Android 13 will be its first beta. Android 13 beta 1 is scheduled for release in April 2022. This will be followed by Android 13 beta 2 in May 2022, Android 13 Beta 3 in June 2022, and Android 13 Beta 4 in July 2022.
The ‘final version’ of Android 13 is due to be released after July 2022. That could mean August 2022, but it could also be September 2022. Really, it just depends on how smoothly Android 13 has evolved to this point.
Android 13: Supported devices
It is always difficult to decide which Android phones will support the latest version because it largely depends on the Android device manufacturer to bring the latest Android version to their smartphones. For example, even when Google releases the latest version of Android 13 to the masses, users of certain Android phones may not be able to install it if the manufacturer has not finished building upgrade support for it.
As of now, the only phones that can officially run Android 13 Developer Previews are the following:
We expect this list to grow to include major non-Google manufacturers in the future. But as of April 2022, this is the official list of supported devices.
Android 13: Features
Since the Developer Preview for Android 13 is already out, we have a pretty good idea of the key features of Android 13. Unfortunately, Android 13 appears to be a rather mediocre update to Android — for now, anyway.
But even if the main features of Android 13 are not available, it could be a good thing in the compelling…
In general, the years when operating systems do not receive major repairs means that the manufacturer is working to eliminate bugs and other inconveniences. However, Android 13 will have some new features, including:
- New photo picker: This will allow you to give apps access to only certain photos in your library rather than the entire photo library.
- Dynamic design of third-party applications: This will allow third-party app icons to color the wallpaper and other elements. This will mean that the dynamics of the colorful textures are further fleshed out across the operating system and home screen.
- Language per application: Another cool feature of Android 13 is that users will now be able to set the language (also known as translation) for an app for each app. So you may want to set your browser app in English, but your messaging app is set in Chinese. And now you can. Previously, every application needed to use the same language.
Of course, these are not all the new features in Android 13. It is still only in the Developer Preview stage. We expect to see many more features added to Android 13 as beta versions continue to be released in the coming months.
We will keep this post updated with the latest news on Android 13, so stay tuned.
An expert and novelist at Apple, Michael Grothaus He’s been covering technology on KnowYourMobile for the better part of 10 years. Prior to that, he worked at Apple. Before that he was a film journalist. Michael is a published author; His book Epiphany Jones has been voted as one of the best novels about Hollywood Entertainment Weekly. Michael is also a writer for other publications including VICE and Fast Company.