Coming out of beta, Android 13 is rolling out on Pixels today, with devices from Samsung, ASUS, Nokia (HMD), Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Sony, Xiaomi and more expected to receive the update later this year. The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system offers more granular privacy controls, a new photo picker, Bluetooth LE audio, and more. Those who want even more personalization with the company’s Material You theme generator will appreciate the additional custom app icons.
One of the more intriguing updates is messaging app streaming, which lets you cast your messaging apps to your Chromebook so you can chat with your friends on your laptop. Google said this works with Messages “and many of your other favorite messaging apps.” Copying and pasting between devices is also getting easier, as the company says that “soon you’ll be able to copy content — like a URL, an image, text, or a video — from your Android phone and onto yours.” insert tablets”. the other way round.
There are plenty of little touches that make Android 13 feel refreshed, like an animated progress bar in the updated media playback panel on the lock screen, as well as a QR code scanner shortcut. Many more improvements are coming for the L version of Android, which is designed to make navigation more intuitive on devices with larger screens.
You’ll also find HDR video capabilities in third-party camera apps, Braille display support for Google’s Talkback screen reader, and an updated media output toggle. The company lists more details about the changes on its website for you to check there.
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