Android 13 developer preview is official and early adopters like Google Pixel smartphones can now test it. However, Samsung is yet to offer any Android 13 preview. Nevertheless, there are reports that the company is intensively developing the One UI 5.0 system. Of course, this system is on top of Android 13 deep customization. According to Sammobile, Samsung may open the beta version of One UI 5.0 in July and the official version in late 2022.
As usual, Samsung’s high-end models will be the first to try the One UI 5.0 system. For example, the Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip4 and other models will be the first models to adapt to One UI 5.0. As a new-generation operating system, the biggest upgrade of Android 13 is that it is optimized for large-screen devices such as folding screens and tablets. Google has strengthened the interface design, allowing more applications to seamlessly adapt to Android devices of different sizes, making the application experience better.
According to reports, Google will announce the Android 13 operating system at the I/O developer conference in May 2022. The company will unveil the official version of this smartphone in the second half of the year.
In addition to the One UI 5.0, the company is also working on the One UI 4.1.1 for its upcoming foldable phones. However, the latter will be exclusive to a few smartphones.
Privacy is at the heart of Android’s product principles, and Android 13 focuses on building a responsible, high-quality platform for all by providing a more secure environment on devices and giving users more control. In the latest release, Google introduces a photo picker that allows users to securely share photos and videos with apps. It also unveils a new Wi-Fi permission to further reduce apps’ need for location permissions. Google recommends trying out the new API and testing the impact these changes might have on your applications.
Android 13 also brings new features and tools to developer productivity. It helps users to create beautiful apps that run on billions of devices. This is one of Google’s core missions. Google hopes to reduce the development costs so you can focus on continuing to build amazing experiences. Here are some of the new highlights in terms of productivity and tools.
With each platform release, Google prioritizes app compatibility and rolls out new platform versions. The company is also working to make updates faster and smoother. In Android 13, Google updates its tools and processes to help you get ready faster.