Android 13 Beta 3 & 3.1:
With the announcement of Android 13 by Google at I/O in February 2022, Google has launched several Beta programs. The first Beta program was launched in April 2022. It was the initial beta-quality release launched only for selected users who enrolled.
While the second beta program was launched last month in May to Continue compatibility testing and to watch the feedback from Android Beta users. Start early testing by targeting Android 13 and Notify SDK and library developers of any issues.
A few days back, the third Beta update is rolling out to test the android 13 which Start final compatibility testing for apps, SDKs, and libraries. Release compatible versions. Continue work to target Android 13. Update SDKs and libraries and notify their developers of any issues.
We collected the list of new features that will add to the Beta 3 version of the Android 13. As you are familiar that this Google has already launched two Beta programs and this is the third beta program for android 13, these features are for testing purposes only and the actual features may vary in the stable update.
New features of Android 13 Beta 3
We know quite a bit already about this OS update. We’ll keep this page updated as other details emerge closer to its release, but here are some of the rumours regarding the bigger changes:
- Material You updates. Android 13 will likely build on Material You, Android 12’s UI revamp, which allowed a range of customizations like matching your wallpaper colours to your app themes.
- Enhanced privacy controls. The OS will also build on Android 12’s privacy features, including the option to allow the app access to specific photos rather than all of them, a clipboard auto-clear feature that deletes the contents from the global clipboard after a set amount of time (60 minutes, by default), and a 7-day look at the privacy dashboard instead of only 24 hours.
- Improved QR scanning. This OS update could allow users to scan QR codes from the lock screen. There could also be enhanced shortcuts to the QR reader.
- Continuous playback. It could introduce a Tap to Transfer features, like Apple offers between its iPhones and HomePods. It lets you continue playing your music from your iPhone to your HomePod and back again.
- Split-screen from notifications. Drag a notification to one side of the screen to quickly open that app in split-screen mode. Just long-press the notification and decide where on the screen it should go.
- More notification control. This feature would force the app maker to ask permission to send notifications, similar to the prompt you get on many browsers.
- Per-app language settings. Users might be able to set a different language default depending on the app, rather than one global default setting.
- A better flashlight. Rumours say that Android 13 will allow users to adjust the brightness of the flashlight, though this may only work in new devices that have the hardware to support it.
- Faster pairing. Fast Pair will let you quickly pair a device with your phone so you don’t have to manually walk through the settings app to do it. The speculation is that you’ll be alerted about the device when Android identifies something is wanting to pair with it.
- Bedtime dark mode. With this option, you’ll be able to trigger dark mode automatically at bedtime.
- Easier guest app installs. You’ll be able to choose which apps to install to the guest profile when you make a new guest user in Android 13.
- Follow typing with a magnifier. In the accessibility settings, a new toggle will be available that makes the area you’re magnifying automatically follow the text as you type.
- Greater lock screen access. Through a setting called Control from the locked device, Android 13 will remove the requirement to unlock your phone to access smart home controls.
- Foreground Services (FGS) Task Manager. This new feature shows the list of apps that are running a foreground service and provides a stop button to instantly end any of them. You’ll receive a notification to stop a task if Android detects that it’s been running for at least 20 hours within a 24-hour window.
- Released on April 2022: Android 13 Beta 1: First Impressions & Details
- Released on May 2022: Android 13 Beta 2: List of features and changes
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