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Android 13 Launched for Google Pixel and Other Selected Devices

Similar to Android 12, personalization and security appears to be the main priorities in Android 13

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

UNITED STATES: The most significant mobile OS update of this year, Android 13, is being released, according to Google. The first to receive it, as is customary, are the company’s own Pixel devices. Similar to Android 12, personalization and security appears to be the main priorities here, but more advancements are being made than new features.

Android 13 will provide users with the option to modify the default language of specific apps, which is more personalization and customization. Which, even for multilingual, is a weird feature to have.

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Unless you utilize a different messaging app for a community that speaks a particular language and a different one for a different community, or unless you have a similarly hyper-specific use case. The possibility to personalize Bedtime mode with wallpaper dimming and a dark theme comes last on the list of customizations.

One of Android 13’s security-related highlights is the ability to restrict which media file apps can access your media library. Contrary to the existing practice, giving an app permission to upload a single photograph entail giving the app access to all of your phone’s saved data. If the new mobile OS notices you are copying sensitive data like your email address, it will also periodically delete your clipboard history.

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Finally, Android 13 will provide you with more control over the notifications that you receive from apps. With the new mobile OS, apps you download won’t be able to send you notifications by default; instead, they will need your consent.

Android 13 for tablets makes it easier to distinguish between inputs from the palm and stylus pen, reducing the chance of mistakes when writing or drawing with the stylus. The taskbar has been updated, making it simpler to choose which apps to run in split-screen mode for multitasking. Finally, copying a link, image, text, or video from one device and pasting it on another can boost interoperability between phones and tablets.

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Features like support for Bluetooth Low Energy Audio and Spatial Audio, HDR video compatibility in third-party camera apps, and Braille displays for Talkback, Android 13’s other enhancements are also rather substantial.

The Android 13 update also includes a “bootloader update that increments the anti-rollback version,” which is likely significant if you’re one of the select few who owns a Pixel 6, 6 Pro, or 6a. To put it another way, once you update to Android 13, you cannot go back to Android 12.

Also Read: Here Is What the New Google Pixel 6a Has to Offer You

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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