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Android 13 Reaches Public Beta

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Apr 27, 2022, 10:57 AM   by Rich Brome

Android 13 has reached the public beta phase on the road toward a final release some time after July. Android 13 Beta 1 is available now for eligible Pixel phones. The first preview release was made available to developers in February. It introduced a new photo picker, themed app icons, and better quick settings tiles for third-party apps. The new Beta 1 introduces more granular permissions for media file access. This means that apps requesting access to your audio files will not also be granted access to your photos and videos, for example. Google promises they will have "more to share" about Android 13 at next month's Google I/O event starting May 11th.


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May 8, 2022, 4:16 AM

Is Android 13 beta stable?

Platform Stability milestone

We expect Android 13 to reach Platform Stability at Beta 3 in June 2022. From that point, you can expect no further changes affecting your apps.

Apr 27, 2022, 8:52 PM

Still Awaiting Android 12

I have a Samsung A32, which is slated to receive it, and here's 13 Beta! 😠
That's become the norm. It feels frustrating, but it's actually how it should work. It's a good thing that Google does annual new versions, and it's an even better thing that they have a long development cycle that gives device makers and app develope...
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