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Technology: Google starts rolling out Android 13 to Pixel devices – check out the new features here

Google has started rolling out Android 13 for Pixel devices for the first time. Android 13. The operating system has been in development for quite some time and Google has also released a bunch of beta updates. It’s finally making its way to devices. Also, Google will soon release the operating system for other devices.

In the official blog post, Google mentions, “Today, we’re pushing the source of Android 13 to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and will officially release the newest version of Android. For developers, Android 13 focuses on our core topics of privacy and security, as well as developer productivity, making it easier for you to create great user experiences.” Additionally, the company says, “Android 13 is rolling out to Pixel devices starting today.” Later this year, the operating system will be available for more devices from manufacturers such as Samsung, Asus, HMD, iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus, Realme and more.

New Android 13 features announced at Google I/O 2022

  • Improved location settings: Users will no longer need to grant location to apps to enable Wi-Fi scanning.
  • Clipboard management: Android 13 will automatically delete users’ clipboard history after a short time to pre-emptively block apps from seeing old copied information.
  • Photo Picker: Android 13’s new photo picker lets users select the exact photos from videos they want to share, without having to share their entire media library with an app.
  • Improved connectivity between Android devices: Users will be able to copy a URL or image on their phone and paste it on their Android 13 tablet.
  • Languages ​​per app: The upcoming operating system will allow users to select different languages ​​for different apps on their smartphones.
  • Google Messages is getting a public beta that contains end-to-end encryption for group chats.
  • On select headphones, users will be able to switch audio between the devices they’re listening to with Android 13.
  • Android 13 will also come with the new and improved Google Wallet, where users can store their student ID, traffic tickets, vaccination card, credit cards and debit cards.

These features are not only useful for end users but also for developers, they can use all of them to provide a better user experience. Also present in the new Android 13 operating system are features such as improved text support, color vector fonts, programmable shaders, multimedia controls, Bluetooth LE audio, notification and nearby device permission.


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