Android 13 preview released by Google for Android developers

Google has brought Good news for Android app developers in the form of the release of the first

developer preview of Android 13. This preview is strictly for Android developers


Android 13 New features 


Looking into the new stuff added by Google, Android 13 brings a new system photo picker as a standard

and optimized way of sharing local and cloud-based images with

reinforced security. It brings more than what the regular Android document picker does by letting you

share files without the app needing permission to view all media on the device – to picking photos and

videos too. This new feature would be available “to more Android users” through Google Play updates

for all devices running Android 11 and higher except the Android Go versions. This is a nice attempt by

Google to increase the privacy and security of devices running Android. Developers also get a per-app

language preference in Android 13, which should suit multilingual users nicely.

Android 13 developer preview is now available with privacy and security  updates | Android Central


Next update, apps will be able to discover and connect to nearby devices via Wi-Fi without needing

permission to access the location of your device. The process of adding custom tiles to Quick Settings

will be streamlined with a new API, as well as a new system dialog that will let you add a tile from within

an app. The color schemes of the Android 13 will now be applicable to other apps icons instead of just

google pre-installed apps.

developers will have to provide compatible icons for their apps for this to work. These custom icons will

only be available on Pixels at first, but Google promises it will work with Android smartphone

Manufacturers to bring them to more phones.

If you’re a developer and are you interested in testing this build of Android 13, you can flash a system

image onto the Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4 XL, or Pixel 4. The

build is labeled TPP1.220114.001.

The first beta build to be ready for the public at large should arrive in April, while the final release of

Android 13 is planned for sometime after July.

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