Android 13 is the latest version of Android, available for Google Pixels and other smartphones. Here are the leading news and supported smartphones. Android 13 is the new smartphone operating system developed by Google. After months of development, it is available in a stable version for Pixel smartphones and will gradually reach all other Android smartphones. There are no massive changes compared to the previous version, as Android 12 was one of the most significant updates received by the green robot system. Google has carried out a redesign of the graphics by introducing Material You.
- What’s new in Android 13
- Which smartphones support Android 13?
- When does Android 13 come out?
What’s New In Android 13
Let’s start immediately with curiosity. Big G always uses the name of a dessert to identify the operating system internally. And this time, one of the most classic Indian desserts was chosen. Let’s summarize the news of Android 13 in 13 points, just like the version number.
- Thanks to Material You, it is now possible to customize third-party apps (apps not developed by Google) to match the theme and colors chosen for the smartphone background, thus making the whole graphical interface more consistent.
- Android 13 allows you to set different languages for each app. Until now, apps used the language chosen for the system, while now you can select a foreign language. A feature that will make multilingual users happy.
- Android 13 has an updated media player that customizes its appearance based on the music or podcast you listen to. For example, when you listen to music, the media player highlights album art and has a play bar that dances as playback progresses. It also works for media files played through Chrome.
- Among the functions related to well-being, there is that relating to sleep: now it is possible to customize the sleep mode that darkens the background and activates the dark theme, thus favoring falling asleep.
- It is no longer necessary to permit access to the entire media gallery to apps – you can now select the exact photos and videos that an app can access
- Increased security for items copied to the clipboard: If you copy sensitive data such as your email address, phone number, or login credentials, Android will automatically clear the clipboard history after some time.
- Apps will no longer be able to send notifications without permission. In practice, you have to give the authorization to the single app at the time of installation; they will no longer be authorized by default
- There is the Spatial Audio like on the iPhone: a technology that – if compatible headphones are used – allows you to move the sound source according to how the head is moved, giving the sensation of an audio surround
- Using a Chromebook, you can stream messaging apps directly from your smartphone to send and receive messages.
- Android 13 introduces full support for Bluetooth Low Energy Audio, a new standard that improves the audio quality transmitted using less power, therefore consuming less battery (Android 12 offered partial support). This new feature also supports multiple streams sharing the same audio content simultaneously with different pairs of headsets.
- With Android 13, it will be possible to copy contents, such as URLs, images, text, or videos, from the smartphone and paste them onto the Android tablet and vice versa.
- Speaking of tablets, multitasking on the tablet has been improved. On the new taskbar, all apps are visible at a glance, and you can easily drag any app to the library in split-screen mode.
- Android tablets know how to recognize the palm and the stylus as separate touches, thus avoiding unpleasant and annoying accidental marks, for example, if you rest your wrist on the screen while using the stylus.
Which Smartphones Support Android 13?
The fragmentation that characterizes the Android world makes it almost impossible to draw up an exhaustive list of smartphones that will update. If you have a recent phone in your hands, even better if it is top of the range, the chances of receiving Android 13 are very high. It all depends on the various manufacturers. Samsung and OnePlus, for example, have confirmed that the top-of-the-range will be updated for three years. The first smartphones to receive the update are Google’s Pixels. With the new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Android 13 is available for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL. The entire Pixel 3 range is excluded.
The list of Samsung smartphones that will receive Android 13 is very long: from the top of the Galaxy S22 range to the Galaxy S20 range, all the Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold folding smartphones, and many mid and low-range smartphones such as Galaxy A53 and Galaxy A52 or Galaxy A22 5G and Galaxy M33. The list of Xiaomi smartphones with Android 13 is also extensive: Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi Mi 11, and Xiaomi Mi 10 but also the whole range of Redmi Note and Redmi Note 10, POCO F4 and POCO F3, POCO X3 and POCO X4, LITTLE M4. OPPO immediately released the update to Android 13, starting with Find X5 Pro and Find X5. It will also arrive on Find X3 Pro, Reno 8 Pro 5G, Reno7 series, Reno6 and Reno5, OPPO A96, A94 5G, A74 5G, and other budget models. Confirmations are expected for each brand and smartphone from other brands such as OnePlus, Motorola, Realme, and ASUS. As mentioned, however, the debut on the respective top of the range seems obvious.
When Does Android 13 Come Out?
Android 13 has already been released in the final version. Pixel smartphones and some OPPO smartphones can already enjoy it. Still, as for smartphones from other brands, the timing is decided by individual manufacturers, and it isn’t easy to make a prediction.