What phones are getting Android 13 in the first wave?
Not surprisingly, it is the Pixel phones that are getting Android 13. The smartphones that are getting Android 13 include Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a.
How to check if your Pixel phone has got Android 13 update?
It is on OTA — Over the Air — update. In case you don’t get it, just follow these simple steps. Head to Settings > System > System Update. Click on the “Check for Update” if it the OTA update hasn’t come to download Android 13.
When will other brands’ phones get Android 13 update?
In a blog post, Google said that “Later this year, Android 13 will also roll out to your favourite devices from Samsung Galaxy, Asus, HMD (Nokia phones), iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, Vivo, Xiaomi and more.” The exact dates and timeline will be released by the brands themselves soon.
What are the key new features of Android 13?
All-new media player and functions: Android 13 features an updated media player that tailors its look and feel based on the music or podcast you’re listening to. For example, when you’re listening to music, the media player spotlights album artwork and has a playback bar that dances as you progress through a song. It even works for media played through Chrome
Safer to copy and paste: With Android 13, Google is improving the clipboard feature. For instance, if you copy sensitive data like your email address, phone number or login credentials on your device, Android will automatically clear your clipboard history after a period of time.
Better connectivity with Android tablets: Users will be able to copy content — like a link, picture, text or video — from their Android phone and paste it on their tablet. It works the other way round as well as you can start on your tablet and paste to your phone.
Choose the pictures you want to share: On earlier versions of Android, users had no choice but to give access to the entire library of images to third-party apps. Not anymore as with Android 13, you can select only the specific photos and videos they’ll need to access.
Different languages for different apps: This is a rather interesting feature to have. Earlier, users could assign just one language for every function and app on their phones. Now, they can assign specific languages to individual apps so they can keep the phone’s system in one language, and each of the apps in a different language.