Android 13 Codename is nearly coming out of its second Beta mode, after which it’ll be available for the public. Google’s signals suggest that the latest Android version for smartphones could be released at the beginning of autumn(i.e., around September), and fans just can’t keep calm. But here’s what we know about it so far;
Android 13 Codename “Tiramisu”
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Just like other Android versions, Android 13 has a unique codename, “Tiramisu.” We know this after testing the operating system’s beta version, which is currently available for a select number of mobile devices. These include Google Pixel, Nokia, Asus, Lenovo, Oppo, One Plus, Techno, Realme, ZTE, Sharp, Xiaomi, and Vivo.
As a side note, Google is encouraging people to test Android 13 Beta and give their feedback! You can test it today and give the company your feedback through Google’s Issue Tracker page. If you have a Google Pixel phone, you can get started here. If you have another phone apart from Pixel, visit your device maker’s website to see their list of smartphones that are eligible for the Android 13 Beta version.
CameraX For Developers Of Android Camera Applications
There’s also a cool gift for developers of Android camera applications, CameraX. The new jetpack library is designed to make the process of developing an Android camera app super easy, and it’s compatible with 90% of Android devices. Mobile app specialists will be able to use this feature to develop better camera apps for Android 13, all the way back to Android 5.
What sets this all-new Android feature apart from its predecessors is that it provides optional Extensions API, including Night Mode, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Face Retouching, and Portrait(Bokeh), all of which need device support. Consequently, developers can access the same features and capabilities as the device’s native camera app without having to write too many lines of code. As a matter of fact, you can accomplish that with as few as two lines of code.
Android 13 Tiramisu Battery Resource Utilization
Battery Resource Utilization, which helps preserve your battery to better manage its life, is another key feature of Android 13 that we couldn’t help but notice when we tried the Beta version of the operating system.
Here, the chief developers from Google wrote an incredible code with updated rules on when the OS should place an app in the “restricted” App Standby Bucket.
The team has also placed new limitations on the work that your app can do when placed in the standby bucket to economize background battery usage.
In addition to that, it has also developed a new set of system notifications that warn you about long-running foreground services that strain your battery.
Hide Sensitive Content From Clipboard
We also can’t forget to talk about hiding Sensitive Content from Clipboard, a new feature that helps keep your sensitive details such as passwords and credit card information more secure. HSCC works by targeting the root course of information vulnerability, third-party apps that enable users to copy sensitive content like the above.
It dictates that, for these apps to run on Android, developers must make sure to add a command that prevents sensitive content from appearing in the content preview, which can otherwise get copied for malicious purposes.
Last but not least, Post_Notifications. It’s a new notification runtime permission that helps regulate the process in which your phone sends non-exempt notifications from an app.
This notification update enables you to focus only on the notifications that are most important to you.
As you can see, the Android 13 is packed with a good number of cool features that are worth looking forward to. Going by the nature of those features, it’s safe to say that “Tiramisu” is built with two key focuses; a)User Experience and (b) User Privacy.
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