Android 13 is emerging from beta and will start carrying out to Pixels today, with devices from Samsung, ASUS, Nokia (HMD), Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Sony, Xiaomi and more expected to get the update in the not so distant future. The latest version of Google’s portable operating system brings more granular privacy controls, another photograph picker, Bluetooth LE sound and that’s just the beginning. Those who need significantly additional personalization from the company’s Material You topic generator might appreciate the extra customized application icons.
One of the additional charming updates is messaging application streaming, which will allow you to cast your messaging apps to your Chromebook so you can talk with your friends on your laptop. Google said this works with Messages “and a large number of your other most loved messaging apps.” Inter-Device copy and paste will get easier as well, with the company saying you’ll “soon have the option to duplicate substance — like a URL, picture, message or video — from your Android phone and paste it on your tablet” or the opposite way around.
There are a lot of small touches that cause Android 13 to feel refreshed, similar to a vivified progress bar in the refreshed media playback box on the lock screen, as well as a QR code scanner shortcut. Numerous different improvements are coming to the L version of Android, which is designed to make exploring bigger screened devices more intuitive.
You’ll also find HDR video feature on third party camera apps, support for braille displays for Google’s screen reader Talkback and an update media output switcher. The company lists more details on what’s changed on its website so you can look at them there.