Google Pushes Android 13 With Improved Security Features

Android 13

Google hasn’t ditched 13 because of numerology. Google has officially rolled out Android 13 with plenty of new features and improvements. Like in the case of previous releases, Android 13 wil be made available to Pixel smartphones to begin with. Google has announced that Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 pro and Pixel 6a will receive Android 13. Google revealed that Android 13 will also be made available to Samsung Galaxy, Asus, Nokia, iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Vivo, Xiaomi, Sony devices. The respective brands will most likely push the relevant updates by December 2022.

Android 13 brings in all-new media player, which is exclusively designed to sync with the music or podcast being played. You will be able to view the spotlights album artwork while listening to music. Google has enhanced Clipboard security in Android 13.

If you copy sensitive data such as email address, phone number or login credentials, the system will automatically clear your clipboard history after a specific period of time. Moreover, you can copy link, picture, text, or video from the Android device to tablet and vice versa. With Android 12, you can grant access to specific photos and videos to third-party apps. It’s possible to assign specific languages to individual apps by keeping system in one language. You can have system language in Malayalam and language for PhonePe in Tamil language.

Android 13 will be rolled out via OTA within the next few days in a phased manner. Alternatively, you can check for the presence of the update by navigating to Settings | System | System Update. YOu should note that these options will vary depending upon each device.

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