An early preview for this yr’s massive replace

Simply in time to satisfy Google’s schedule, Android 13 Beta 1 lastly landed on Pixel telephones this week. It is chock stuffed with enhancements and upgrades to the wonderful basis laid by Google with Android 12 final yr, and whereas which may not make it as thrilling as a full-blown redesign, it is nonetheless an important likelihood to preview the way forward for your smartphone.

Materials You is getting even higher with sixteen completely different coloration palettes to choose from — up from simply 4 in final yr’s launch. It makes you are feeling slightly extra in charge of dynamic theming, and when paired with assist for third-party icons, it is clear Google is tackling most of our complaints about Materials You. Android additionally sports activities an all-new media participant in your lock display and within the notification tray, full with a squiggly playback line that actually embraces a brand new sense of enjoyable. Hopefully, it’s going to stick round for the complete launch.

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A few new utilities additionally promise to make utilizing your cellphone in the actual world way more helpful. Android will allow you to entry your sensible dwelling devices with out having to unlock your cellphone — one thing you possibly can do again on Android 11. In the meantime, a built-in QR code scanner accessible from Fast Settings saves you from having to open the digicam. It is excellent for all of these digital restaurant menus discovered at your desk nowadays. We’ll be taught way more about Android 13 at Google I/O in a few weeks, however proper now, issues are off to an important begin.

Android 13 has been accessible in developer previews since February, however this replace marks the primary time it is easy to put in. Simply enroll a appropriate machine within the beta program and you will obtain an OTA replace in just some minutes. This yr’s beta appears surprisingly steady, which implies it’d even be ok for a each day driver. So, did you put in this week’s beta, or are you ready for a future replace?

Did you put in Android 13 Beta 1?


Sure, I am operating Android 13 Beta 1.


I am ready for a future beta model earlier than I replace.


I have not determined if I am going to set up it or not but.


No, I am not concerned about being a beta tester.


No, none of my units are supported but.


No, for an additional purpose I am going to point out within the feedback.


I attempted and uninstalled it/rolled it again.



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