Android 13 new features
Starting tomorrow, Google Pixel 4 and newer mobile phone users will begin to receive the official version of Android 13 update. It's a journey with no turning back, and there's no going back to 12 after an Android 13 update. So what progress does 13 have? Google officially gave the answer.
1. The appearance and style of Android 13 are evolved on the basis of Material You. You can customize non-Google apps to match your phone wallpaper themes and colors, making your home screen more cohesive and unique.
2. For many Android users who speak more than one language, we have added a top feature request. You can assign specific languages to individual apps, so you can have your phone system in one language and each of your apps in a different language.
3. Android 13 has an updated media player that customizes its look and feel based on the music or podcast you're listening to. For example, when you're listening to music, the media player highlights album art and has a playbar that dances as you progress through the song. It even works with media played through the Chrome browser.
4. Your health has always been an important theme for Android - getting enough sleep is the key! Android 13 allows you to further customize Android. Android 13 allows you to further customize Bedtime Mode with wallpaper dimming and dark themes. These on-screen options can help your eyes adjust to the dark when you're about to fall asleep -- so you can go back to sleep if you wake up in the middle of the night to check your phone.
5. Gone are the days when you had to share your entire media library with your app. In Android 13, you can just select the specific photos and videos they need to access.
6. Prevent any unwanted access to your clipboard. If you copy sensitive data on your device, such as your email address, phone number, or login credentials, Android will automatically clear your clipboard history after a period of time.
7. Android 13 helps control your notifications, making sure you only get the reminders you ask for. Apps you download now require your explicit permission to send notifications, instead of allowing notifications by default.
8. Use spatial audio to feel like you're in the middle of the action. On headphones that support head tracking, spatial audio changes the source of the sound to suit the way you turn your head, giving you a more immersive listening experience on your Android phone or tablet.
9. You don't want to break your workflow to respond to chats on your phone when you're on your laptop. Soon, you'll be able to stream your messaging apps directly to your Chromebook, so you can send and receive messages from your laptop.
10. Android 13 features Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) audio, a new Bluetooth audio standard that offers lower latency than traditional audio. This enables you to hear audio better in sync with the sound source, reducing latency. With Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) audio, you can also enjoy enhanced audio quality and broadcast audio to multiple devices simultaneously.
11. You'll soon be able to copy content -- like URLs, pictures, text or videos -- from your Android phone and paste it on your tablet. Or you can start on a tablet and stick to your phone.
12. Multitasking on a tablet is even easier with Android 13. With the newly updated taskbar on your tablet, you can see all your apps at a glance and easily move any Drag and drop apps into split screen mode.
13. The Android tablet registers your palm and stylus as separate touches. So, whether you're writing or drawing on the tablet, you'll experience fewer accidental stray marks from simply placing your hand on the screen.
Android 13 includes these and many other features, such as HDR video support for third-party camera apps, an updated media output switcher, a Braille display for Talkback, and more. It also goes beyond your phone to provide a suite of connected experiences for your other devices, like tablets and laptops.
Android 13 is rolling out to Pixel devices starting today. Later this year, Android 13 will also roll out to your favorite devices, including Samsung Galaxy, Asus, HMD (Nokia phones), iQiyi, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, vivo, Millet and more.