Android 13 is officially here - here’s what’s new and a list of supported devices
- Google’s OS update arrives a little early this year.
- Older Pixel devices such as Pixel 3 and 3a are not eligible for the
- Below, read what’s new and what you will get.
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Android 13 is not another design overhaul like Android 12. Instead, this year Google has focused on security upgrades and functionality improvements such as more intuitive QR scanner support, revamped clipboard features and more.
There are a few design changes like an updated media player and support for themed icons to match wallpaper colour. Besides this, there are small changes in the operating system. You can set different languages for a particular app, use Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) when running low on battery and record HDR video in third-party camera apps.
Google has also updated Android’s permission system, applications now must explicitly ask to send you notifications similar to iPhone and iPad.
The Android 13 also brings a newly updated taskbar on tablets that lets you see all your apps at a glance and allows you to drag and drop them into split screen mode.
Android 13: Supported devices
Currently, only Google’s Pixel phones are eligible for Android 13. Older Pixel devices such as Pixel 3 and 3a are officially left behind.
- Pixel 4
- Pixel 4a
- Pixel 5
- Pixel 5a
- Pixel 6
- Pixel 6 Pro
- Pixel 6a
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