The first developer preview of Android 13 has been issued by Google. Even though Android 12 has yet to arrive on many phones, including some flagships, the announcement comes as a surprise. The first developer preview of the new Android OS was released earlier today. Here's everything you need to know.
Google distributes developer previews for the Android operating system ahead of a full stable upgrade. These are for app developers who will use the preview builds to design and change their own apps in accordance with the new update's rules.
Developer previews are inherently unstable, and should not be mistaken with beta builds, which are far more stable. This means that a developer build is likely to have a lot more faults or defects, as well as a variety of software issues. These will be addressed along the road. However, most regular users, who are likely to have only one phone, should wait for the stable upgrade.
Upgraded theming options and privacy features are among the new features in Android 13. Given that Android 12 was a major aesthetic update in and of itself, it doesn't appear like the upcoming release will include many visual changes. The Material You design, on the other hand, is now being rolled out to all apps, not just Google's own. Users will be able to use the themed icon functionality in Android 12 for any apps in the future, as long as the developer has created an icon that supports monochromatic colours. Google also stated that it is collaborating with other manufacturers to expand the availability of the capability.
The system's handling of various permissions and security has also changed in Android 13. A new photo picker allows users to share photographs and movies with a single app without requiring the app to have full access to the device's storage. This functionality will not be limited to Android 13, as Google plans to make it available to all phones running Android 11 and higher in the future.
There are numerous backend modifications as well. This features improved multi-language support as well as a new Wi-Fi permission that enables apps to discover and connect to Wi-Fi hotspots without requiring location permissions.
More Android 13 developer previews will be released in February and March, with beta releases beginning in April. Although a stable upgrade is due in June or July this year, OEMs may take much longer to get Android 13 to their phones, as many are still battling to release a stable version for Android 12.
Only a few Pixel series phones have access to the Android 13 developer preview 1. The Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 4a, Pixel 4 XL, and Pixel 4 are the devices in question. Google Pixel 3 devices are no longer supported by the most recent version of Android. For them, Android 12 will be the final upgrade.
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