Google announced on Wednesday it has released the third public beta test for Android 13 exclusively on Google Pixel phones. While this latest beta doesn’t have a laundry list of new features to play with, it does mark the first time Android 13 has reached platform stability — signaling that it’s one giant step closer to its public release later this year.
Platform stability means that developer APIs and other details, including app compatibility and Android 13’s overall quality, are all being finalized. The latest update puts the newest Android OS on track with the release calendar Google shared back in February when it released the first developer preview for
Google plans to release Android 13 publicly around August and September of this year, with the beta program expected to run through (at least) the end of July.
Android 12 was released last October and marked one of the biggest Android updates in history. The update offers a plethora of new features, the most important one being Material You, a customization feature that allows users to pull the colors from their wallpaper and create themes for their apps and interface.
Android 13 will also come with new runtime permissions for notifications, which makes
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