At Google I/O 2022, the tech giant announced that it has started releasing the second beta of Android 13 operating system across many Android phones, tablets and foldable devices. The new release comes a couple of weeks after the first beta build. The second beta of the world’s most popular mobile operating system brings additional features and security improvements that are aimed to boost productivity and privacy. Wonder what’s new in Android 13? Here are the 10 most notable features of the upcoming OS.
Users will be able to share personal information in an organised way
With Android 13, Google aims to give you more control over what personal information you share and more detailed control over what files your apps can access. Instead of permitting access to “Files and media,” there are two new categories you can control access to: “Photos & videos” and “Music & audio.” For even more specificity, a new photo picker lets you select the exact photos or videos you want to grant access to, without needing to share your entire media library with an app.
Auto-delete clipboard history
Android 13 goes further to help you stay ahead of risks, with timely recommendations and options to enhance your privacy. You already receive an alert when an app accesses your clipboard. Now, Android will go further and automatically delete your clipboard history after a short period so apps are preemptively blocked from seeing old copied information.
More focus on security and user privacy
Later this year, the company will introduce a unified Security & Privacy settings page in Android 13 that brings all your device’s data privacy and security front and centre. This will provide a clear, colour-coded indicator of your safety status and offer guidance and steps you can take to boost your security.
More customisation options to give a ‘different’ look to your phone
Last year, Google introduced Material You to help phones adapt to your style and preferences. With Android 13, it is going further to customise your phone’s look and feel with pre-made colour variants. Once a colour scheme has been selected, you’ll see colour variants applied across the entire OS to accentuate your wallpaper and style.
Colour theming of app icons
Android 13 also extends the colour theming of your app icons beyond Google apps. Starting with Pixel devices, you’ll be able to turn on the “Themed icons” toggle in your settings to have all supported apps also match your phone’s colours in a minimal, and consistent look.
You will be able to use different apps in different languages
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