Google has finally released its first Android 13 Beta, and the new version is finally available to download and install on selected Google Pixel devices. The new beta version also comes with several features which focus on stability, privacy and security.
Android 13 comes with privacy features like the new notification permission and photo picker, as well as themed app icons, quick settings tile placement, support for Bluetooth LE audio, and MIDI 2.0 over USB, among others. The beta version will also allow developers to test app compatibility with Android 13.
There’s been a lot of discussion regarding Android 13 lately, and the potential upgrades that might come with the new OS version. There’s even been talk that game loading times might be significantly improved with Android 13, according to a deep dive in the Android 13 Developer Preview, where a new “setGameState” method was discovered.
It’s very likely that Google will announce more features of its next major android OS upgrade during Google I/O 2022. The event is scheduled to be held on May 11-12, and it’s rumored that Google might showcase the upcoming Pixel 6a and Pixel Watch during the two-day event.
If you’re interested in trying out Android 13 for your device, you can head on here for more information on the installation procedure.