Android 13: Release Date, Features, Developer Preview & Much More

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Android 13 is just around the corner, and while Android 12 is still fresh-faced, the first Android 13 developer preview is already here. Here’s all you need to know about what to expect from Android 13, based on existing reports and insights from its first developer preview. 

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We can expect Android 13 to launch in Autumn 2022, and it looks like it will build on newly-established Android 12 features. So what can we expect from Android’s next major release? Keep reading to find out!

Features of Android 12 retained in Android 13

One of the most significant Android 12 features that are likely to be retained for Android 13 is Dark Mode. This mode essentially reverses the colors on your phone’s screen, making everything darker and easier on the eyes in low-light conditions. It’s a great feature, and one that many users have been requesting for years – so it’s great to see Google finally implementing it into Android.

Another Android 12 feature that is likely to make a return in Android 13 is Gesture Navigation. This allows you to navigate through your phone using simple gestures, such as swiping left or right, rather than using buttons or icons. It takes some getting used to but can be really convenient once you’re accustomed to it – and with Android 13

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What is expected from Android 13 ?

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We’re also expecting the Black List and Whitelist features in Android 13 to make a return. These essentially allow you to ignore messages from unwanted people or groups, by creating lists of contacts that you want to receive messages from. They’re handy for keeping spam out of your inbox but are also useful for managing your work or family messages.

One of the features that are definitely coming back in Android 13 is the Picture-in-Picture mode. This allows users to watch videos and watch your favorite YouTube content while visiting another website – all while being able to continue browsing at the same time. This can be quite useful, especially when you are doing things like gaming, watching videos or multitasking on a large phone screen.

New Level 4 Strict Mode in Android 13

The Android 13 is also likely to feature a new Level 4 Strict Mode. It’s similar to the current Level 3 strict mode in Android 12, but it goes one step further and blocks all non-essential apps from running in the background.

This will be an especially helpful feature for devices with low memory, such as budget smartphones, or for those who want to get the most out of their device.

One feature that we don’t expect to return in Android 13 is Project Treble. This allows users to quickly update their phones by removing software bottlenecks and making updates faster and easier. But it could be a long time before we see Project Treble in a full version of Android, so Android 13 might not have support for it.

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We’re also expecting to see new Android 13 devices in the near future. So far, almost every major smartphone manufacturer has announced or launched their version of the next-gen phone – but this is likely just the beginning. We can expect to see even more brands and devices roll out in Autumn 2022 – and it’s likely that there will be many devices running on Android 13 by then.

Android 13 Release Date 

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As of now, Google has not yet revealed its plans on dropping its new Android 13. But keep an eye on our website as we will update you on the release date soon. 

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: When will Android 13 be released?

A: The exact release date is unknown, as it is dependent on Google’s plans. But the first developer preview of Android 13 was released in October 2018, so we can expect it to launch around the same time – probably within a month of that. 

Q: What features are coming back in Android 13? 

A: All features that have been confirmed by leaks and reports are likely to make their return. These include Gesture navigation, Black List & Whitelist, and Dark Mode – so we can’t see any major new features at this point.

Q: Will the Pixel 3 be running on Android 13?

A: Since the first Android 13 developer preview was released at the same time as the Pixel 3, we are expecting to see it appear on existing devices such as the Pixel 3 series. However, it might take a while to reach older devices.

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Q: Will there be new Android 13 devices released?

A: Yes, most major smartphone manufacturers seem to have plans to launch their own version of the next-gen device – so it’s likely that there will be even more Android 13 devices launched. Most phones are expected to launch in Autumn 2022, which is very soon – so we can expect all major smartphone brands to roll out their new model by the end of this year.

Q: Which companies are releasing Android 13 devices? 

A: Almost all major smartphone brands have already announced or launched versions of the next-gen phone. 

These include:

  • Google Pixel 3
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • OnePlus 6
  • Nextbit Robin
  • LG V50 ThinQ
  • Nokia 7.1  & Nokia 9

Q: Which OS will have the best battery life?

A: According to Android 13’s first developer preview, the Pixel 3 XL had a 30-hour battery life in ‘Good’ conditions and a battery life of 24 hours in ‘Normal’ and ‘Good’ conditions. The battery drain wasn’t too bad either, as it dropped just 4% from full charge to 4% after about 30 minutes of use. So it looks like Android 13 could have very good battery life for phones with decent-sized batteries.

Final Words

We have made predictions on what will be introduced with Android 13 and for what reasons. It’s a lot to absorb as Android 13 is one of the biggest and most important updates in a long time. We hope this article helped you understand the update a bit better and we look forward to seeing it in action. Have any more questions about Android 13? Let us know in the comments.

Best of luck to all the Android 13 owners. 

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