Amid in showers of August, welcomed the new release of a new Android version of android OS. Android 13 was released on 15th August 2022. The thirteenth major release of the Android mobile operating system. Which is developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google. Android 13 also remarks as the dessert name called Android Tiramisu builds upon the enhancements and features introduced in Android 12L, the feature drop for large screen devices.
Now, After reading the above paragraphs what comes to your mind? definitely, you are thing about the changes that abjectly made upgrading the number of Android.
Android 13 polishes a lot of the changes that Android 12 brought to the table, while also introducing a ton of small, helpful features across the board that aims to improve privacy, security, and usability. We’re cataloging every new feature, UI change, app-facing behavioral change, platform change, and API update in Android 13.
45 new features in Android 13 you must know
1. Runtime permission for notification:
According to the Android version the app targets and whether or not it’s newly installed or was already installed before updating to Android 13. But this generally makes notifications opt-in rather than opt-out.
2. Material You dynamic color styles:
These newly incorporated features let users choose from a handful of additional Material You tonal palettes, called “styles.” Which can adjust the hue and chroma.
3. Themed Icons:
Themed icons option in Wallpaper & Style the location of this switch could be different on OEM devices, and then apps with a monochromatic icon are automatically themed according to the user’s wallpaper.
4. Bigger and bolder gesture nav bar:
The gesture nav pill is bigger and bolder than before. This is one of the first things you’ll probably notice when booting up Android 13.
5. Per-app language preferences:
With this feature, you can set the language of an app without changing the language system-wide in settings. You can access the new per-app language preferences in Settings > System > Languages & input > App Languages.
6. Photo Picker:
There’s a new Photo Picker that will let you quickly pick images or videos to share with apps. Those apps then get temporary, read-only access to those media files.
7. Clipboard editor overlay:
This overlay previews what you copied and can show smart actions based on the clip content (open a URL in Chrome, navigate to an address in Maps, etc.) You can also tap the clip preview to launch a text or image editor.
8. QR code scanner shortcut:
Android 13 by default will show a Quick Setting tile to launch a QR code scanner. Which app provides the QR code scanner is technically configurable by OEMs, but I believe on devices with GMS, it will be set up to launch a QR code scanner provided by Google Play Services.
9. Redesigned media player:
Android 13 revamps the media player experience. You’ll notice the larger volume slider in the media output picker UI and the squiggly progress bar for all media sessions.
10. New media controls UI:
Android 13 derives what media controls to show from the PlaybackState rather than the MediaStyle notification.
11. Better control over foreground services:
There’s a new “active app” button in the notifications panel. Tap this and you’ll see which apps currently have a foreground service running.
12. Game dashboard for more devices:
Game Dashboard integrates achievements and leaderboards data from Play Games, has a shortcut to stream to YouTube, and has toggles to show a screenshot button, screen recorder button, DND button, and an FPS counter in the in-game floating overlay.
13. Game Mode improvements:
When a game hasn’t added support for the Game Mode API, OEMs can apply game mode interventions to improve the performance of games.
14. Bluetooth LE Audio support:
Bluetooth LE Audio is the next-gen Bluetooth standard that promises lower power consumption, higher quality audio with the new LC3 codec, standardized support for hearing aids, location-based audio sharing, and support for broadcasting audio to many devices.
15. Spatial audio with head tracking support:
Spatial audio provides an immersive audio experience by making it seem like the audio moves with your head.
16. Turn on dark mode at bedtime:
“Dark theme” settings now have an option to have it turn on at bedtime. Your bedtime mode schedule is set by the Digital Wellbeing app.
17. Control smart home devices without unlocking the device:
You can now control smart home devices from the Device Controls menu without unlocking your phone or tablet, but only if the app supports it. You first need to enable “control from locked device” in settings.
18. 7-day view in privacy dashboard:
The “Privacy dashboard” added in Android 12 only shows sensitive permissions accessed in the last 24 hours, but on Android 13, it’ll let you see that data from the last 7 days. This hasn’t rolled out yet, though.
19. Clipboard auto-clear:
Android 13 will automatically clear any clipboard item that’s older than 1 hour. I know Gboard already does this, but not everyone uses Gboard.
20. Wallpaper dimming:
There’s a new API to dim the wallpaper, and it’s being used by the Digital Wellbeing app to darken wallpapers at bedtime so bright/vibrant wallpapers will be less blinding.
21. X-axis transition animation:
Any apps that don’t use a custom transition animation seem to now use this shared X-axis transition animation.
22. Flashlight brightness control:
Android 13 has an API to control the flashlight brightness. Yes, OEMs like Samsung have offered this feature for years, but it wasn’t standardized. The only catch is that the OEM has to implement support for this feature in the device’s camera HAL.
23. Unified Security & Privacy settings:
Android has a lot of privacy and security features strewn about in settings. Android 13’s new unified Security & Privacy settings will make it easy to find each of these features.
24. The “Vibrant” theme is now actually vibrant:
Android 13 brought color palette generated from vibrant wallpapers is less vibrant than it should be.
25. The app drawer in the taskbar:
Android 13 fixes this by adding an app drawer in the taskbar.
26. Stylus handwriting:
Apps can send a request to launch the keyboard app in its stylus handwriting mode.
27. More granular media file permissions:
This feature will have the request individual permissions to access audio files, video files, or image files owned by other apps, making media file access even more granular.
28. exFAT support:
Android 13 devices with Linux 5.10 or later will have native support for mounting exFAT drives.
29. Revamped multi-user UI:
Here in this feature, there are more options for a multi-user experience, there’s a new fullscreen user profile switcher, and There’s also a revamped UI for adding a new user that even uses the new Photo Picker to select the profile picture from your gallery. Next, there’s an optional user profile switcher shortcut that sits in the status bar, but it’s disabled by default and intended for large-screen devices.
30. Accessibility audio description:
Instead of toggling audio descriptions on a per-app basis, media apps can read the status of this global toggle and enable audio descriptions accordingly.
31. The accessibility magnifier can now follow the text as you type:
Toggling the accessibility magnifier will make the magnification area automatically follow the text as you type.
32. Quick Settings tiles for color correction & one-handed mode:
If you use Android’s color correction or one-handed mode feature and want quick access to toggle them, you can find new Quick Settings tiles to do so in Android 13.
33. Drag to launch multiple instances of an app in split-screen:
You can launch two Chrome windows in split-screen mode. Android 13 builds on this by letting you drag to launch the second instance of activity when in a split-screen view, provided the activity supports it.
34. Take away an app’s ability to turn on the screen:
There’s a new “turn screen on” permission that you can control in Settings > Apps > Special app access. It’s quite self-explanatory.
35. Control background access of body sensors:
Apps can access data from heart rate, temperature, and blood oxygen level sensors through the BODY_SENSORS permission
36. Android may block the user from enabling Accessibility and Notification Listeners for sideloaded apps:
Android’s Accessibility and Notification Listener APIs are really powerful, and they’re often abused by malware. Google has been cracking down on apps misusing APIs, and in Android 13, you’ll be blocked from enabling an app’s Accessibility Service or Notification Listener if you sideloaded that app from outside an app store.
37. Apps no longer need location access to scan for nearby WiFi devices:
It’s possible to track your location by collecting data on nearby Bluetooth and Wi-Fi devices over time, which is why earlier versions of Android made it so apps had to hold location permissions to read Bluetooth and Wi-Fi scan results.
38. Virtualization support:
Android 13 introduces a virtual machine framework through the new Virtualization module. Google is deploying a modified version of the Linux KVM feature (pKVM to be precise) as the hypervisor, with crosvm as the virtual machine manager.
39. Camera2 improvements:
It brought HDR video capture support, so third-party camera apps can finally capture HDR video, provided the OEM exposed support for this in the camera HAL. There’s a new API for preview stabilization, and the viewfinder jitter has been reduced as well. These are more developer-focused improvements in the camera.
40. Faster hyphenation:
Text wrapping will be better in Android 13, as many apps will insert hyphens at the end of a line in a text field. Hyphenation seems like a simple matter, but before Android 13, it was quite taxing on the CPU. Android 13 improves hyphenation performance by as much as 200%.
43. Improved Japanese text wrapping:
Apps that support Japanese can now wrap text by “Bunsetsu”, which is the smallest unit of words that’s coherent, instead of by character. This will make the text more readable by Japanese users.
42. Improved line heights for non-Latin scripts:
Android 13 improves support for non-Latin scripts like Tamil, Burmese, Telugu, and Tibetan. The OS uses a line height that’s adapted for each language, preventing clipping and improving the positioning of characters.
43. MIDI 2.0 support:
MIDI 2.0 was introduced in late 2020 and adds bi-directionality so devices can communicate with each other to auto-configure themselves or exchange info on available functionality. It also makes controllers easier to use and adds 32-bit resolution support.
44. DNS-over-HTTP/3 support:
Android’s DNS-over-HTTP/3 implementation only allows using Google and Cloudflare as providers. This feature has been backported to all GMS Android devices running Android 11-12L and some Android 10 devices.
45. Android’s Bluetooth stack becomes a Mainline module:
Bluetooth vulnerabilities are pretty common, so in an effort to improve security, Android 13 turns Android’s Bluetooth stack into an updatable Project Mainline module. This means it can be updated through Google Play like other modular system components.
46. Android’s ultra-wideband stack becomes a Mainline module:
Android’s ultra-wide band stack that was just introduced in Android 12 has been turned into a modular system component in Android 13. There aren’t many devices yet with UWB hardware, but with this + the new UWB Jetpack library.
Android 13’s binary transparency manager lets you easily get the VBMeta digest and build fingerprints of the partitions and modules on your device, so you can compare them with the official images.
48. Dynamic System Updates become a lot faster:
Dynamic System Updates (DSU) makes it easy to install a Generic System Image (GSI) without overwriting your device’s original installation or wiping your data.
49. ART improvements bring lower memory use and faster runtime performance:
An update to the Android Runtime (ART) module will introduce a new garbage collection algorithm based on Linux’s userfaultfd feature, which may reduce the chance of the OS killing off background processes.
50. Bonus: The Easter egg:
In Android 13 there’s anew feature called as “Easter egg”. You can access it by tapping repeatedly on the “Android version” field in Settings > About phone. When the clock appears, turn it so the hands point at 1:00. Surrounding the Android 13 logo will be a bunch of bubbles. Long press those to make a bunch of emojis appear. Long press again to cycle through the various emoji combinations.
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