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Android 13: Release Date, Features, and Everything We Know So Far

Many people are wondering about the new features of The Android 13, as its public beta already arrived last month for some Android devices. We discovered new functions with Android 12, such as the kill switch to prevent app from direct access to phone’s camera and mic, and there was also this new option to narrow your location and only show your approximate location.

As for the new operating system update, there are rumors about updates in Material You and excessive battery consumption alerts, and there are also new other features such as faster access to QR code scanner and many other settings.

WHEN’S THE ANDROID 13 RELEASE DATE?

Android 13: Release Date, Features

We don’t have a specific release date for the new android update, since Google haven’t revealed it yet, what we’re sure of is that July is listed as the month of the final testing, based on that, the release might be a month after that final beta, which is exactly what happened with Android 12, its final beta came out in September 2021, and the official release was done the following month.

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That’s why we can assume that The Android 13 might be released in August or September this year.

The new Android updates will be sent to Google’s Pixel phones first and then months later for the other Android phones, so if you have different Android updates you will have to wait a little more for the release.

ANDROID 13 FEATURES

ANDROID 13 FEATURES

As we mentioned before about the new features, we will provide you with the new function we kind of know about.

  • Material You updates:
    The new updates will allow clients with a major range of customizing, like colors matching for your wallpaper and app theme.
  • Increased privacy controls:
    Build on Android 12’s privacy features, the new update will give you the option to allow apps access to only specific pictures, plus a clipboard that will delete the contents of the global one by itself after a specific time.
  • Enhanced QR scanning:
    Faster access to QR code scans by scanning from lock screen.
  • Continuous playback:
    It means transferring your music and keeps it playing to another device, like iPhones with HomePods.
  • Split-screen from notifications:
    It means dragging your coming notification to one side of your phone screen and opens that app in split-screen mode. You only need to long press that notification and decide which side you want to keep it.
  • More notification control:
    It means forcing the app maker to ask for permission in order to send you notifications.
  • Per-app language settings:
    This new feature will help you set a different language to each app, rather than one language for all apps.
  • A better flashlight:
    There are rumors about this update, and that it will allow users to have the option to adjust the brightness of the flashlight.
  • Faster pairing:
    This feature will help you in case you want to pair your phone with another device, you won’t have to do it manually anymore, once your Android detects a device that wants to pair with you, it will alert you about it.
  • Bedtime dark mode:
    This new option will allow you to trigger dark mode automatically at bedtime.
  • Notification about battery:
    This feature will notify you if an app uses a big portion of your battery, since apps might consume your battery even if they aren’t active.
  • Follow typing with magnifier:
    This feature will provide you a new toggle that makes the area you are magnifying automatically follow your text while you are typing.
  • Greater lockscreen access:
    You will find a setting called Control from locked device which Android 13 will prevent requirements to unlock your device to access smart home controls.
  • Foreground Services (FGS) Task Manager:
    With this new option, you will be able to see a list of apps that are running a foreground service, and give you the option to stop any app of them, and also you will get a notification to stop an app in case it’s been running for at least 20 hours within a 24 hour window.

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