Android 13 Codename is almost out of its second beta mode, after which it will be available to the public. from google signals suggest that the latest version of Android for smartphones could be released in early fall (i.e. around September) and fans just can’t keep calm. But here’s what we know about it so far;
Codename Android 13 “Tiramisu”
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Just like other Android versions, Android 13 has a unique codename, “Tiramisu”. We know this after testing the beta version of the operating system, which is currently available for a number of mobile devices. These include Google Pixel, Nokia, Asus, Lenovo, Oppo, One Plus, Techno, Realme, ZTE, Sharp, Xiaomi, and Vivo.
Oh, and by the way, Google encourages people to test Android 13 Beta and provide feedback! You can test it today and provide feedback to the company via Google issue tracking page. If you have a Google Pixel phone, you can start here. If you have a non-Pixel phone, visit your device manufacturer’s website to see their list of smartphones eligible for Pixel. Android 13 beta.
CameraX for Android camera app developers
There’s also a cool giveaway for Android camera app developers, CameraX. The new jetpack library is designed to ease the process of developing an Android camera app, and it is compatible with 90% of Android devices. Mobile app specialists will be able to use this feature to develop better camera apps for Android 13, up to Android 5.
What sets this brand new Android feature apart from its predecessors is that it provides optional Extensions APIs including Night Mode, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Face Retouch and Portrait (Bokeh), all of which require device support. Therefore, developers can access the same features and capabilities as the device’s native camera app without having to write too many lines of code. In fact, you can accomplish this with as little as two lines of code.
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Android 13 Tiramisu Battery Resource Usage
Another key Android 13 feature we couldn’t help noticing when trying out the beta is Battery Resource Usage, which helps preserve your battery to better manage its lifespan. of the operating system.
Here, Google’s lead developers have written some amazing code with updated rules on when the OS should place an app in the “restricted” app sleep bucket.
The team also placed new limits on the work your app can do while placed in the sleep bucket to save battery usage in the background.
In addition to that, it has also developed a new set of system notifications that alert you to long-running foreground services that are straining your battery.
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Hide sensitive clipboard content
We also can’t forget to talk about Hiding Sensitive Clipboard Content, a new feature that helps keep your sensitive information like passwords and credit card information more secure. HSCC works by targeting the root course of information vulnerability; third-party apps that allow users to copy sensitive content as above.
He dictates that for these apps to work on Android, developers should make sure to add a command that prevents sensitive content from appearing in the content preview, which could otherwise be copied for malicious purposes.
Last but not least, Post_Notifications. This is a new notification execution permission that helps regulate the process in which your phone sends non-exempt notifications from an app.
This notification update allows you to focus only on the notifications most important to you.
As you can see, Android 13 is packed with a good number of exciting features that are worth waiting for. By the nature of these features, it’s safe to say that “Tiramisu” is built with two key objectives; a) User Experience and (b) User Privacy.
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