Looking forward: After months of beta builds and previews, Google has started shipping the public version of Android 13 to users with Pixel phones. The new mobile operating system significantly modernizes visual customization and security while enhancing interaction between phones, tablets and laptops.
Starting today, Android 13 is Available For owners of Google Pixel 6, 6a, 6 Pro, 5, 5a, 4 XL and 4a phones. The new operating system is set to arrive later this year on phones from other lines including but not limited to Samsung Galaxy, Asus, HMD/Nokia, iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony and Tecno and vivo and Xiaomi.
One of the main privacy features of Android 13 is the ability to precisely specify which photos, videos, and audio file applications can be accessed. Prior to this change, users could only grant or deny apps blanket access to all media files on the device. The change should help users share media without potentially exposing files containing sensitive information.
The clipboard is another area where Android 13 is more careful about private information. After users copy things like email addresses, passwords, or phone numbers, the system will delete them from the clipboard after a certain period. This procedure may protect sensitive data from potentially harmful applications or copy-and-paste accidents.
Users will also have more control over notifications. When you download a new app for the first time, it won’t be able to send you any notifications until you explicitly allow it. This additional security check may prevent apps from annoying users and possibly fight fraudulent apps using Notifications as an attack vector to hack phones.
Along with security improvements, Android 13 improves the way phones work with tablets and Chromebooks. For example, messages from chat apps can flow from your phone to your Chromebook. Soon, devices running Android 13 will be able to paste copied texts and media onto anything running Android 6 or later.
New customization features in Android 13 include a new wallpaper, app icon, and language options. Multilingual users can change language settings on a per-app basis, regardless of the system default language. Android 13 can also keep the wallpaper, app icons, and media players in sync visually.
Includes the latest operating system from Google Various smaller updates like that. Android 13 recognizes the user’s stylus and finger as separate input devices to make each more accurate. When the update reaches tablets, it will allow users to drag and drop any app into split screen mode to improve multitasking performance. Android 13 also reduces Bluetooth audio latency.