Every year, Google releases a new major version of Android, its operating system dedicated to smartphones and tablets. After Android 12 last year, here is Android 13 in 2022. The new mobile OS update, which could have been called Android Tiramisu if Google had not abandoned desserts with Android 10, has been available since August 15 on Google Pixel smartphones. We tested Android 13 at Numerama.
When was Android 13 released?
Since August 15, 2022, Android 13 has been available on Google Pixel brand smartphones. Its deployment is gradual, depending on the progress of each manufacturer.
Which smartphones are compatible with Android 13?
In August 2022, not all brands have yet communicated on Android 13. Only Google and OnePlus have given a complete list, the other manufacturers have only confirmed that they are working on the subject. Logically, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and the other giants should roll out the update to many devices, starting in September.
What’s new in Android 13?
The novelties of Android 13 are very light, however here are some of them.
- Android 13 allows developers to create icons that change colors, depending on the user’s theme.
- Android 13 offers a “playing” widget that uses the colors of the album cover currently playing.
- Android 13 allows you to change the language of an application.
- Android 13 asks for your consent each time an application wants to send you notifications.
- Android 13 embeds a native QR Code reader.
- Android 13 recovers all the novelties of Android 12L, for large screens.
When will Android 14 be available?
We know you, you are probably already thinking about the successor to Android 13. If we trust Google’s calendar, the first beta versions of Android 14 will arrive around March 2023, before an official presentation in May, during the conference Google I/O. Its launch should take place in the summer of 2023.