In the US, the Android 13 Pixel update has begun to roll out broadly.

On Monday, Google released the most recent version of its mobile operating system and began pushing it out. Numerous US Pixel owners have received the Android 13 update as of Friday afternoon.

The Pixel 6, 6 Pro, and 6a devices signed up for the Android Beta Program received a 32 MB OTA on Monday at noon (PT) to upgrade from Beta 4.1 to the stable release of Android 13. The OTA was delivered to Pixel 4-5a phones participating in the beta program in the middle of the week.

Owners of Pixel devices in the US will be able to download Android 13 on Friday morning by clicking the Check for Update option under Settings System System update. The update for the Pixel 6 Pro is 1.02GB in size, compared to 876MB for the Pixel 5. This morning, we physically checked and received on three different devices in the steady channel.

Other folks appear to be reporting the same thing on a number of US carriers, but the global launch does not appear to have happened yet.

Android 13 Pixel update
Android 13 Pixel update

Google’s condensed changelog highlights five enhancements, with the subtitle “More personalized, private, and intended to function across devices” for Android 13.

Enhanced themed app icons that match the colors of your phone’s background A modernized media player with entertaining playback controls and album art Different language options can be assigned to specific apps. More control over the notification schedules that programs can send you Direct streaming from your messaging apps to your Chromebook Intriguingly, Google is also emphasizing message app streaming to Chromebooks ahead of its introduction later this year while also providing a list of 150 repairs.

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