Google is shortly marching towards the subsequent launch of Android. The corporate introduced the “remaining” Android 13 beta yesterday, beta 4, with phrase that an official launch is “coming within the weeks forward.”
After the large overhaul of Android 12, Android 13 appears to be a smaller launch specializing in varied enhancements and pill options. Loads of Android 13 is constructing on the work from Android 12 and the tablet-focused mini-release, Android 12L. There are extra Materials You coloration choices and extra tweaks to the brand new notification media participant. The pill interface has a brand new app-drawer button for the taskbar and split-screen drag-and-drop help for notifications. You get extra management over apps with a foreground app process supervisor and a brand new permission that requires apps to ask for notification entry. Beneath the hood there’s some severe virtualization energy and help for Bluetooth LE Audio. There’s even lastly a regular QR Code reader now.
Android 13 solidified some time in the past, and this newest launch is nearly bugfixes. Google notes that the Play Retailer is able to settle for your Android 13-compatible apps, and if in case you have a current Pixel cellphone, you’ll be able to enroll within the beta at android.com/beta.
As for the ultimate launch, Android 12’s remaining beta got here out in September, with a remaining supply code launch a month later in October. Official builds took a bit longer, as Google held them again for the Pixel 6 launch date. It isn’t recognized how the Android 13 launch might be dealt with. Google’s timeline, above, is all the time purposefully versatile in regards to the remaining launch.