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Google releases Android 13 to Pixels; adds customization options, spatial audio

Source code has also been released —

Not an overhaul, but it adds Material You functionality, Bluetooth LE audio, and more.

Sharon Harding ) – August 15, 2022 5:00 PM UTC

Google announced today that the company has started rolling out Android 13. The update is now rolling out to Pixel phones, and Google has also released Android 13 to its Android Open Source Project (AOSP). According to Google’s blog post, Android The 13 is coming to Android devices from Samsung’s Galaxy lineup, as well as devices from Asus, Nokia (via HMD), iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, Vivo, Xiaomi, and others “later this year.” Color-coordinated. Android 13 doesn’t have many breakthrough features , but it includes enhancements to customization options, audio, and security. Google is also expanding the Material You UI it introduced in Android 12 so that even non-Google apps can coordinate with the colors of your wallpapers and themes.

A wiggly playback bar is among Android 13's updates.
Color-coordinated. Color coordination.
Other visual changes include adding to bedtime mode Ability for wallpaper dimming and dark themes. According to Google’s blog, the media player has been updated to display album art “and has a play bar that dances as you progress through a song”.
said Audio, Android 13 supports Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) audio. The Bluetooth SIG introduced the specification last month, saying it offers better audio quality than Bluetooth 5.2 and other forms of Bluetooth Classic, including greater range, while being more power efficient. Bluetooth LE audio also allows one device to broadcast to multiple other devices.
Color-coordinated. In addition, Google provides Added spatial audio support for headsets using head tracking.

The wobbly playback bar is an update to Android 13 one.
Security-related features provided by Google Introduced with Android 13 includes requiring newly downloaded apps to obtain permission before sending notifications and sensitive clipboard data such as email addresses and login credentials. Google says it automatically clears these items from the clipboard “after a period of time.” Android 13 on phone, tablet, laptop
for Encouraging people to use more Google hardware, Android 13 allows users to stream the Messages app to Chromebooks, and will reportedly finally allow you to copy text, videos, and pictures between Android phones and tablets. Google didn’t specify the latter feature release time. Color-coordinated. Unlike the release of Android 12, Android 12 The source code was released before the OS made its way to devices, and Google is starting to roll out Android 13 to phones and AOSP at the same time. Android 13 also updated The tablet-focused Android 12L, released in March, “enhanced the multitasking taskbar, more large-screen layouts and optimizations in the system UI and apps, an improved app compatibility mode, and more” for developers.



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