Android 13 is Official now: Here's everything you need to know
Google has officially released Android 13, this year’s major Android update. Following the release of developer previews and beta versions for months. This time Google’s annual update is getting released quite earlier than usual. The previous versions, Android 12 were released in October last year and Android 11 was released in September 2020. Android 13 is currently available for Google’s Pixel phones and will come to other devices later this year.
Android 13 is the successor to the last year’s Android 12. This Update refines a lot of features that were announced with Android 12 while bringing a bunch of small but helpful features that focus on user security, privacy, and improving the experience. let’s take a closer look at the features of Android 13
Features of Android 13
- App notification requests
Now in Android 13, Apps can’t able to send you notifications without asking you, They need take permission from the user to send the notifications. Users can now deny the notifications, which prevents the app completely from sending notifications. This feature will come in handy as it can reduce spam but users need to be careful while denying the notification permission.
- App language preferences
For the user who uses the multi-languages on their Android devices, this new feature might come in handy for them. With this new feature, users can set a specific language for a particular app. by this users can more likely to have a more accurate translation for the language they prefer than the in-app translator.
- Copy and Paste
Users can now copy content like text, URLs, images, and videos, and paste this content onto the tablet and vice versa. This feature can be useful for scenarios like transferring URLs quickly and easily.
- Media Controls
In Android 13 media controls have been updated a bit, These are still located between the quick settings menu and notification panel. The media controls widget is bigger now and the progress bar has squiggly animation that looks cool.
- Material You Colors
Android 13 adds a bunch of new theming options with new coloring combinations for wallpaper and style apps. Users can now choose from 4 pages of wallpaper and basic colors, taking the total number of wallpaper colors and basic color combinations to 16 now.
- Digital Wellbeing
Android 13 adds new features for Digital Wellbeing. With Android 13 users can now customize the Bedtime mode with a Dark theme and wallpaper dimming. This feature aims to help the user’s eyes to adjust to the dark while going to bed.
- Limited Media Access
Android 13 brings a new security feature that limits the phone’s media (photos and videos) access from the app. For example, Currently, if a user wants to upload a photo to Facebook then the user needs to give access to the entire photo album to the app while sharing. Instead, now users can just select the images they want to upload and give access to only those images.
Google Pixels that are getting Android 13 Update
- Google Pixel 4
- Google Pixel 4 XL
- Google Pixel 4A
- Google Pixel 4A 5G
- Google Pixel 5
- Google Pixel 5A 5G
- Google Pixel 6
- Google Pixel 6 Pro
- Google Pixel 6A
Other Phones that are getting Android 13 Update
Few of the top smartphone brands are already working on their skinned version of Android 13 as they have received the Android 13 Developer preview and beta release and we can expect a stable update from them soon.
So here is the list of devices that we expect to get stable Android 13 soon:
- Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, S22 Ultra
- OnePlus 10 Pro
- Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro, Pad 5
- OPPO Find X5, Find X5 Pro, Find N
- Vivo X80 series
- Asus Zenfone 8
- Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
- Nokia X20
- Realme GT 2 Pro
- Sharp Aquos Sense 6
- Tecno Camon 19 Pro 5G
- ZTE Axon 40 Ultra