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When is my phone getting Android 13? Google, Samsung, OnePlus, and more

Android 13 is finally here, and it’s a pretty minor update from Google. Well, we say minor, but that’s only in comparison to the positively gargantuan number of changes that were in Android 12 — as well as Google’s policy of trickling out improvements to Android apps over the course of a year as soon as they’re ready. Android 13 is more of a tune-up to the engine that powers your phone than anything else. But it’s still one worth getting excited for.

Tablet and foldable owners will see the most benefits, along with some updates to Material You to improve Android’s customizability. There really isn’t much else to say about Android 13. It’s a very under-the-hood update, and its value will only become clear in the months after its launch.

Android 13's preview calendar as shared in June.
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As for timelines, Google dropped Android 13 in August, with the Pixels getting it first and the likes of Samsung and Oppo following shortly after. Here’s when you can expect it to land on your phone.

What phones will get Android 13?

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Although not every smartphone maker has announced its Android 13 availability plans quite yet, we expect Android 13’s release to be similar to Android 12, Android 11, and other previous versions. Google’s Pixel phones were among the first to get the update, Samsung will follow soon after, and other brands will filter in over the coming months. Google says that Samsung Galaxy, Asus, HMD (Nokia phones), iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, Vivo, Xiaomi, and more will be rolling out their updates shortly, though few brands have announced timescales.

Asus

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Asus had been testing out an Android 13 update for the Asus Zenfone 8 shortly after rolling out Android 12 to its older flagships. Now the company has announced rollouts for both the Zenfone and ROG lines.

The latest #Android13 update is just around the corner. Check out our roll-out plan and prime your #Zenfone9 and #Zenfone8 for the exciting new features!

— ASUS (@ASUS) November 13, 2022

Asus expects the updates to start in July, with the Zenfone 9 getting it then. The Zenfone 8 and ROG Phone 6 series will follow through the end of March 2023, while the ROG Phone 5 is timetabled to get it before June.

ASUS phones expected to get Android 13

  • Zenfone 9
  • Zenfone 8
  • ROG Phone 6D, ROG Phone 6D Ultimate
  • ROG Phone 6, ROG Phone 6 Pro
  • ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5s

Google

The Google Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6a all lined up on a wooden desk.
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Google has announced that all Pixel devices from the Pixel 4 will get Android 13. This means the Pixel 4, 4XL, 4a, 4a 5G, 5, 5a, 6, 6a, and 6 Pro. The 3a and 3a XL have seen their final updates, while the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will launch with Android 13 onboard. On August 15, Google announced the rollout of Android 13 to all supported Pixels, signaling the start of the updates.

Samsung

Samsung's new lockscreen on OneUI 5.
Samsung

Samsung’s Android 13 update takes the shape of One UI 5. The company’s newest version of Android will see it incorporate niceties such as an expanded lock screen customization tool and “modes,” its take on Apple’s iOS 16’s lock screen and focus modes, respectively.

Samsung has also incorporated all of Android 13’s features, including enhanced Material You theming and the new Privacy and Security dashboard. A Bixby Tell feature for answering your phone calls using text is coming, too, though Samsung says it will arrive in 2023.

It’s still the early days, but Samsung has been dishing Android 13 updates out rapidly to its sizeable stable of phones. The Galaxy S20, S21, and S22 have started receiving updates in parts of Europe, including Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the U.K, and the U.S., as reported by SamMobile. The Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, Note 20, and A33 5G all also received Android 13 in short order. Following that, the Galaxy Tab S8 was updated to Android 13 as one of the first tablets running Google’s more tablet-optimized operating system. As December begins, many of Samsung’s phones have been updated to Android 13, with the company’s 2020, 2021, and 2022 flagship and midrange models all running the latest update.

While we expected every A-Series and S-Series Samsung phone released in the past four years to get One UI 5 and Android 13 pretty quickly, Samsung moved faster than anticipated. Still, the company’s estimates see these series of updates run through February 2023.

Though Samsung’s rollout has been especially speedy, the company says next year’s will be even faster as it works to close the gap.

Samsung devices that have Android 13

  • Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 Galaxy S21 Plus, Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2,
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
  • Galaxy A33 5G
  • Galaxy A52, A53 5G
  • Galaxy A73, A72, A71
  • Galaxy M52 5G
  • Galaxy XCover 6 Pro

Samsung devices to get Android 13

  • Galaxy Quantum 3
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Tab S7 FE 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • Galaxy A Quantum, Galaxy A Quantum 2
  • Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy A42 5G
  • Galaxy A32
  • Galaxy Jump
  • Galaxy Jump 2
  • Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab Active 3
  • Galaxy Buddy 2, Galaxy Buddy
  • Galaxy Wide 6, Galaxy Wide 5
  • Galaxy A23, Galaxy A13
  • Galaxy M12
  • Galaxy XCover 5
  • Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro

Motorola

Peak Display on the Motorola Edge (2022).
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Though Lenovo is not expected to make many major changes to its Android 13 versions, the company will still take a few months before it begins rolling out updates. In brief, expect the newest models from 2021 onwards to be high on the priority list. Motorola will be releasing Android 13 to the following devices in early 2023, a Motorola agent confirmed in a forum post.

  • Motorola Razr (2022)
  • Motorola Edge 30 ultra
  • Motorola Edge 30 pro
  • Motorola Edge+ (2022)
  • Motorola Edge 30 fusion
  • Motorola Edge 30 neo
  • Motorola Edge 30
  • Motorola Edge (2022)
  • Motorola Edge 20 pro
  • Motorola Edge 20
  • Motorola Edge (2021)
  • Motorola Edge 20 lite
  • Moto G stylus 5G (2022)
  • Moto G 5G
  • Moto G G82 5G
  • Moto G72
  • Moto G62 5G
  • Moto G52
  • Moto G42
  • Moto G32

Nokia

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HMD Global isn’t the best at giving speedy updates for Nokia phones anymore, but it has been testing an Android 13 developer preview for the rugged Nokia XR20. It’s expected to keep that phone updated through the next year at least. The folks over at Nokia Mob also spotted HMD Global testing Android 13 for the newly released X30 5G, as well as the G60 5G, X20, X10, and G50. These phones fall within the company’s two years of software support. Other Nokia phones expected to receive Android 13 will be added once the company clarifies its plans.

Nothing

The Glyph Interface showing around the Nothing Phone 1's camera module.
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The Nothing Phone 1 will be getting an Android 13 update in the first quarter of 2021. The company confirmed in an emailed statement to Android Authority that it plans to push an update out before July 2023. It’ll be a light update, dubbed Nothing OS 1.5, and primarily based around squashing bugs and smoothing out Android 12’s bugs.

“We are always working hard to improve the Phone 1 user experience. To ensure this, operating system updates will be made available for regular download. In regards to Android 13, this will be launching for Phone 1 users in the first half of 2023. Before releasing, we want to fine-tune the software upgrade with Nothing’s hardware. We will be sure to keep you updated with further information,” a Nothing spokesperson said.

In an interview, CEO Carl Pei noted that though Android 13 was late, most of the changes were under the hood, something Digital Trends also pointed out. “Some people — especially on the internet — they just complain. But when you start asking them about why they don’t really have a reason. So what are you really missing? Chasing version numbers is not that important,” Pei said.

Nothing will roll out Nothing OS 1.5 with Android 13 to the public by Spring 2023 after a brief beta testing period.

OnePlus and Oppo

OnePlus 10T with the OnePlus 10 Pro.
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OnePlus has announced Android 13 and OxygenOS 13 for the OnePlus 8 and newer models, as well as the OnePlus Nord 2 and newer. As of September 2022, OnePlus has begun rolling out the stable build of OxygenOS 13 to the OnePlus 10 Pro.

The OnePlus 10T will get the update “later this year,” as will the Nord N200 and 8T+. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro both started receiving the Android 13 update on November 10. Following that, the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8T got their updates on November 15.

Parent company Oppo, on the other hand, was testing builds for the Find N and Find X-series phones. It has now rolled out a stable release of ColorOS 13 to the Find X5 Pro and the Find X5. The Oppo Find X5 Pro will be available from September 15 in Australia, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, while the Find X5 has come to France and the UAE. Other countries will roll out in the future.

Sony Xperia

Sony's Xperia 5 IV in an exclusive green color.
Sony

For the handful of folks rocking a Sony Xperia smartphone, Sony has detailed its initial rollout plans for Android 13. On November 2, the Sony Xperia Twitter account announced that it is “introducing the Android 13 Update with the latest features” first to the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV. The updates rolled out shortly after — featuring pretty much the same software experience you’ll find on any Pixel phone, give or take a few Google-exclusive features.

Sony was also spotted rolling out updates to the Xperia 5 III, Xperia 1 III, and Xperia Pro-1, albeit without an announcement.

Xiaomi

The Xiaomi 12T Pro's 200-megapixel camera.
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Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi will be releasing Android 13 with MIUI 14 first with the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro, and then later with older Xiaomi, Redmi, and Poco branded phones. Though the company has not made specific announcements about which devices are to get it first, we can expect its most recent flagship to be high on the totem pole. Xiaomi was already spotted testing Android 13 for the Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro, and Mi Pad 5 — the latter of which would benefit from Android 13’s large screen updates.

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