The newest iteration of Google’s mobile operating system was released on Monday and is now rolling out to the first (Pixel) smartphones. However, there are still a few Android 13 innovations that will be released, and here is when you may anticipate them.
SETTINGS FOR SECURITY ANDAMP; PRIVACY A new Security Hub was first debuted on the Pixel 6 last year and then made its way onto older Google phones. The firm provided specifics on how Security would be integrated with the current Privacy page during I/O 2022 in May.
This is designed to provide you a quick, color-coded understanding of your safety status and to give you clear, practical advice on how to raise it. A big overview section and a button for activities like Scan device (with Play Protect) or Uninstall apps are there at the outset.
New action cards that alert you to crucial actions you should take to address any safety issues will act as the page’s anchors. In addition to sending you warnings when there are problems, we’ll also give you timely advice on how to improve your privacy.
Following are dropdowns that may be enlarged to show further selections for App security, Device lock, Google Security Checkup, Find My Device, and other options. Although we’ve previously seen Samsung’s take on this, this week’s Android 13 update for Pixel phones still features distinct areas for security and privacy. The consolidated Security and privacy settings page will be available later this year, Google informed us on Monday.
SEARCH FOR UNIFIED PIXEL LAUNCHER Unified device and online search, where the bar at the bottom of your homescreen is the same as the field at the top of the app drawer, is one of Android 13’s best features on Pixel phones. Users of the Android 13 Beta have been utilizing this experience for a number of months, and it is visually extremely dated.
However, unified Pixel Launcher search vanished after upgrading to the stable build. This week, Google informed us that a fix for the disappearance would be released soon.
Integrating different devices Cross-device integrations are the following group of Android 13 capabilities that have not yet been released. starting with streaming message apps. Your Chromebook will stream the user interface of Google Messages and other communication apps (Signal is displayed below). You’ll get a notification on ChromeOS, and clicking Reply will open a window the size of a phone where you can enter your message and view previous ones, just like on your phone. There must be a Bluetooth connection between the two devices.
Google says we may anticipate availability later this year, and we looked at an early version of this feature’s functionality back in February.
The ability to copy text, URLs, and images from an Android phone and paste them to a tablet is the following feature (or vice versa). A new Nearby Share button that allows you to choose a device will be present in the bottom-left portion of the clipboard preview. A receipt confirmation will appear on the destination device, and you can then paste.
It is obviously dependent on you owning another Android 13 device and is intended to increase productivity. Although only the sending device needs to be running the latest operating system, this capability will soon be available for Android 13 smartphones. The receiving device, meanwhile, must run Android 6 or higher.
Last but not least, spatial audio can change the sound’s source depending on how you tilt your head. The Pixel Buds Pro will receive the upgrade in the fall, and its purpose is to increase the immersiveness of media (movies).
ON TABLETS: ANDROID 13 Android 13 is currently only accessible on phones. For quicker multi-window multitasking on tablets, it will introduce a taskbar with an app drawer and letterboxing for inefficient apps. The OS now features large-screen layouts in several areas, and palm and stylus inputs are recognized as independent touches.
The Samsung Fold 4 and Flip 4 will be the first devices to use Android 12L, which was released in March. At this pace, Android 13 won’t be available on tablets until 2019. The Pixel tablet might be the first product due to time.