Android 13 Developer Preview Stories December 5

As of this afternoon, the stable Android 13 QPR1 release is rolling out to users enrolled in the Beta Program, and you can now opt out of the program without a data wipe occurring.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories November 7

Following the last release coming earlier than expected, Google is rolling out Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3.1 to Pixel phones today.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories October 26

Pixel owners can now leave Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3 feedback

Following last week’s surprise drop of Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3, Google this morning released the accompanying feedback survey, though there is an oversight.

Android 13 Developer Preview Stories October 20

Today’s surprise release of Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3 contains only minor UI tweaks, but it does enable Clear Calling on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. 

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Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3 is now available for Pixel phones and it’s rolling out just over two weeks after the previous release.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories October 12

Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2 feedback survey now live for Pixel

Google’s Android feedback surveys continue with 13 QPR1 Beta 2 this afternoon. It comes a week after the preview build rolled out

Android 13 Developer Preview Stories October 5

Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2 is rolling out to Pixel phones today and continues to make UI tweaks, most notably to the media player. 

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Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2 is now available for Pixel phones as the Quarterly Platform Release preview continues.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories September 19

The Android feedback surveys are back with Google releasing one for 13 QPR1 Beta 1 this morning. It comes 11 days after that preview program launched

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories September 12

Android 13 QPR1: Rotate button gets easier to tap

For the past several versions, Android has let you quickly rotate with a shortcut that appears at the corner of the screen. Android 13 QPR1 makes the smallest of tweaks by making the rotate button bigger.

Android 13 Developer Preview Stories September 8

Despite being available for most of the beta period, Google pulled unified Pixel Launcher search with the Android 13 stable launch, but it’s now starting to come back with QPR1 Beta 1.

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Back in April, we reported that the Pixel 6 Pro was supposed to launch with Face Unlock, and we’ve since detailed Google’s continued development of the capability. Android 13 QPR1 reveals what the end user Pixel Face Unlock experience will be like.

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Google’s first preview of Android 13 QPR1 is now available and we are diving into the Beta 1 release to find what new features have been introduced.

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Like last year, Google is continuing the Android 13 Beta Program with Quarterly Platform Releases, starting with QPR1 this September.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories August 31

On Monday, Google updated the Android Beta Program website ahead of the next preview and teased Android 14 in the process. Another change today officially drops the Pixel 4 and 4 XL from the Android 13 Beta Program. 

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories August 29

We already know that the Android 13 QPR1 beta starts next month, with Google getting ready by updating the Android Beta Program and also sharing several Android 14 details, like when it could start for Pixel.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories August 15

After installing Android 13’s stable release today, beta users might notice that the new unified Pixel Launcher search experience has disappeared.

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The stable version of Android 13 starts rolling out to Pixel phones today, and those on the Android Beta Program can unenroll their devices after installing that update.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories August 1

Google is rolling out Android 13 Beta 4.1 to the Pixel 6a following the mid-ranger’s launch on Thursday.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories July 25

Just shy of two weeks since the last major release, Google is rolling out Android 13 Beta 4.1 to Pixel phones with several bug fixes.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories July 20

Android 13 Beta 4 feedback survey now open for Pixel owners

With the launch of Android 13 Beta 4 last week, Google said the “official release is next” but before that Pixel owners can leave feedback on what should be the last survey.

Android 13 Developer Preview Stories July 13

After three uncharacteristic patches in recent weeks, Google is rolling out Android 13 Beta 4 as the “final update for your testing and development.” The company said today that we’re “just a few weeks away from the official release of Android 13.”

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories June 27

Android 13’s third patch is out today, and there are fewer user-facing changes than in the last release. That said, Beta 3.3 does bring the Android 13 easter egg.

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Google this morning surprisingly released Android 13 Beta 3.3 for Pixel phones almost two weeks after the last release, which was already rather sizable, for a continuation of the patch-heavy cycle.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories June 21

After the main release and two patches, Google is now asking for feedback on Android 13 Beta 3 in a survey that’s slightly different from past versions by focusing on the search experience.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories June 17

For a patch, Android 13 Beta 3.2 contains many more changes than expected and we’re diving into everything new as a result.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories June 16

Google is rolling out Android 13 Beta 3.2 this afternoon, and it brings more user-facing changes, especially to the Pixel Launcher, than usual for a patch.

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Following a patch last Friday, Google is back with Android 13 Beta 3.2 today to fix more issues on Pixel phones.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories June 10

On Wednesday, the launch of Android 13’s third beta was somewhat rough and delayed by an hour or two. Google is now rolling out Android 13 Beta 3.1 for Pixel owners to address one particular issue.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories June 8

The Pixel’s Battery widget became easier to find with Android 12 QPR3, and Android 13 will allow the homescreen object to take up less space.

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Following the most recent release at I/O 2022, Google is rolling out Android 13 Beta 3 to Pixel phones today. The Platform Stability milestone for application developers brings finalized system behaviors and APIs.

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The latest Android 13 preview is now available and we’re diving into today’s Beta 3 release to find what new features have been added.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories May 26

Google is rolling out a mid-cycle update to Android 13 with Beta 2.1 today. This follows the release two weeks ago at I/O 2022.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories May 18

Google now accepting Android 13 Beta 2 and 12 QPR3 Beta 3 feedback

Google is now taking feedback for Android 13 Beta 2 a week after its launch at I/O 2022. At the same time, the Android 12 QPR3 Beta 3 survey is also available.

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

The next Android 13 preview is now available and we’re diving into today’s Beta 2 release to find what new features have been added.

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With the wider consumer preview starting earlier than usual this year, Android 13 Beta 2 is now here at I/O 2022 just over two weeks after the last update for Pixel phones.

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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.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories May 6

Earlier this week, Google started beta testing Android 13 for Android TV. Similar to previous years, a system image is available for the ADT-3 Developer Kit.

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Android 13 Developer Preview Stories May 5

Google started asking Android Beta Program users for feedback with version 11 in 2020. With Android 13 moving on from the developer preview phase last week, the Beta 1 feedback survey is now open this evening.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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[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.

Beta 1 of Android 13 is available today and will be most people’s introduction to Google’s next major OS version. We’re diving into today’s release of Android 13 Beta 1 to find what new features have been added.

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Today marks the first time that Google is running two Android Beta Programs simultaneously. Those running Android 12 QPR3 Beta 2 on their Pixel do not have to wipe their device to get Android 13 Beta 1. 

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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.

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