Google announced at Google I/O that it has released the Android 13 Beta 2 for Pixel devices and other devices. Additionally, the event saw the launch of the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro along with a peek at upcoming devices.
Android 13 introduces new permission for sending notifications, improved permissions for pairing with nearby devices, and a privacy-protecting photo picker. Additionally, it has app-specific language settings, matching of app icons to theme colors, support for HDR video, Bluetooth LE Audio, and MIDI 2.0 over USB.
The new Android version also has enhancements for tablets and features like the automatic deletion of clipboard history after a certain period. There’s also a media control that showcases the album artwork.
Meanwhile, in future versions, it will also unify the Security & privacy settings page. It will now have a clear and color-coded indicator of safety status and will show suggestions to improve on these two.
If you’re on a Pixel device, you can enroll your device in the Android Beta Program here.
Google also announced that Android 13 Beta 2 will be available for
- ASUS Zenfone 8
- Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
- OnePlus 10 Pro
- OPPO Find X5 Pro
- realme GT2 Pro
- Sharp Aquos sense6
- TECNO CAMON 19 Pro 5G
- vivo X80 Pro
- Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro, and Pad 5
- ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
However, if you’re on one of these devices and interested to sign up, you’ll have to wait for the company’s own enrollment and support.
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