Google now accepting Android 13 Beta 2 and 12 QPR3 Beta 3 feedback
Android 13 Developer Preview Stories May 18
Google now accepting Android 13 Beta 2 and 12 QPR3 Beta 3 feedback
Android 13 Developer Preview Stories May 12
You can now test Android 13 on tablets with Lenovo P12 Pro beta
Like with 12L earlier this year, the Lenovo P12 Pro is now the first tablet to get Android 13 as part of a Developer Preview Program. That device, in its keyboard case, was used on stage by Google at I/O 2022 yesterday to demo large screen devices.
Android 13 Developer Preview Stories May 11
Although the Android 12 update has been divisive among the fan community, you now can trial run the Android 13 Developer Preview on OnePlus 10 Pro devices.
Android 13 Developer Preview Stories May 6
Android 13 Developer Preview Stories May 5
Android 13 Developer Preview Stories April 26
Android has long supported the ability to access certain tools or data from the lockscreen with relative ease, but many have come with the minor annoyance of requiring you to authenticate before actually using those tools. In Android 13, Google is stripping away the need to unlock your phone for lockscreen smart home controls. Here’s how.
Android 13 DP2: ‘Do Not Disturb’ rebranded to ‘Priority mode’ [Update: Reverted]
Google has decided to rename Android’s classic “Do Not Disturb” setting to “Priority mode” in the second preview of Android 13.
Update: Google now seems to be walking back this change.
All of the changes we’ve seen in Android 13 developer previews have formed into our first look at Android 13 Beta 1. Some of those changes seem to be interesting features, if not reversions to former iterations of the OS. For instance, the Pixel Launcher app drawer in Android 13 Beta 1 has changed to the familiar Google widget search bar rather than the on-device version.
Google radically redesigned Android’s visual language with Android 12, and it seems the company is set to refine that look in Android 13. As a part of the first beta to Android 13, Google has updated the media player notification with a new squiggle look for the track scrubber.
[U: Restored in Beta 1] Android 13 DP1: Silent mode now fully disables all interaction-based haptics
While digging through the Android 13 Developer Preview 1 build, we’ve spotted that the in-built “Silent mode” now completely disables haptic feedback across almost all areas of your Pixel device.
Google usually launches the first beta of the next major version of Android at I/O in May. The cycle this year has been accelerated and Android 13 Beta 1 is rolling out earlier than normal for Pixel phones today. The install process is now just a simple opt-in, but there’s one thing existing QPR3 Beta users should watch out for to avoid wiping their device.
Android 13 Developer Preview Stories March 22
Android 13’s second developer preview adds a handful of new Material You styles, but they’re not very easy to access at this point. Barely a week later, though, the fun app Repainter has added support for Android 13’s new Material You styles.
Android 13 Developer Preview Stories March 18
Android 13 Developer Preview 2 includes work toward an editor for your clipboard, a redesign for the Pixel Launcher search bar, and more.
Android 13 Developer Preview Stories March 17
For Android 13, Google has been working to expand Material You’s dynamic color system to offer different color theme styles. Here’s how to try them out early.
Android 13 DP2: You can now create a custom profile photo [Gallery]
Android 13 seems to be doubling down on user profiles, probably as tablets become a more central focus for Google. In the latest Android 13 preview, Google is making it possible to customize your user profile photo.
Once a Pixel 6 exclusive feature, Google seems to have enabled the flagship’s excellent Assistant voice typing on more Pixel phones.
Android 12L renewed Google’s focus on big screen devices, seemingly just in time, and Android 13 is only expanding on that. In the latest Android 13 preview, we’re seeing a new app drawer on the taskbar.
Google just released the second developer preview of Android 13, with a redesign to the Quick Settings panel that shifts other buttons to a new part of the display.
Android 13 Developer Preview Stories March 1
For years now, iPhones and even Samsung’s Android smartphones have supported the ability to adjust the brightness of the LED flashlight on the back of your phone. Now, in Android 13, Google is finally delivering this ability to adjust flashlight brightness natively, and we’ve been able to try it out.
Android 13 Developer Preview Stories February 15
After the whirlwind launch of Android 13 Developer Preview 1, we have been diving even further into the first build of the upcoming OS to find some hidden gems and brand new features you might have missed.
Android 13 Developer Preview Stories February 11
Android 13 has some fantastic new features for developers, including an update to the core Java libraries, some of which will also be coming to older versions of Android.
User-facing changes in Android 13’s first developer preview were relatively minor, but there’s much more to come. We’ve been able to enable a few new features Google is still working on in Android 13, including a new lockscreen user profile switcher.
Android 13 Developer Preview Stories February 10
It seems that Android 12L is set to roll out in the shadow of Android 13, as Developer Preview 1 is already here with a brand new set of features to explore.
Android 12L was all about preparing “stock” Android for foldables and improving the experience on bigger screens. Now, in the first developer preview for Android 13, we’re getting a first look at the Pixel Launcher’s new ability to support multiple display layouts on one device, almost certainly for future foldables.
Android is getting better for bigger screens thanks to improvements in Android 12L, and it seems Google is expanding on that experience. In the first developer preview for Android 13, we can now see that the taskbar has grown and now shows “suggested” apps.
Android 13 DP1: Google officially uses ‘Tiramisu’ name for the Android version
Google did away with public-facing desert names with the release of Android 10, but they’re still used internally. It’s been known for some time that Android 13 is called “Tiramisu,” and now Google is explicitly using that name in the first developer preview.
Android has long featured the ability to have multiple user profiles on the same device, effectively allowing someone to share a phone or tablet without allowing access to each other’s data. In Android 13, Google is adding the ability for guest profiles to get access to apps already installed on the device.
Google has shared info on how, starting with Android 13, any app can offer their own Themed Icon to appear in the Pixel Launcher and more.