Tomorrow, Wednesday May 11, Google will start its traditional Google I/O, a conference dedicated to developers. Android 13 will most certainly be in the spotlight and we can expect lots of new features. The official Android Twitter account has even started teasing new features.
It was in a poll published on Elon Musk’s network that the Android account placed its pawns. It simply asks us what we expect from Google I/O among four proposals. Each is interesting in its own way.
Google is teasing security updates. It’s not really surprising, given that it has been the brand’s workhorse for a long time. Android 12, for example, relies heavily on this.
Another proposal is interesting in the survey: new features around messaging. We can expect major innovations in this segment, knowing that Google wants to push the RCS format enormously, the successor to SMS, in the near future. The multiplication of “cross-device” uses between the different devices is also suggested, as is the announcement of new partnerships.
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— Android (@Android) May 9, 2022
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Even more, we can expect visual changes. The official Material Design account conducted a survey on its side, leaving us salivating for the rest. Again, Google should announce a lot of things to improve the user experience. If Android 13 should be closer to the 12 on this point, we still expecting some small changes.
The Google I/O will therefore start from tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11. As usual, all the new features should be present during the opening conference. Announcements should be for software only. No new product should be present during the event. Either way, we can’t wait to see what Android has in store for us in the future.
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What are you excited about?
— Material Design (@materialdesign) May 9, 2022
Google has recently released the first Android 13 beta for the Google TV and Android TV platforms.
Android TV 13 Beta 1 has already been seen by enthusiasts of the XDA Developers community. In terms of visual changes, at the moment Android 13 TV is not much different from the 12 TV version.
Mishaal Rahman, Editor-in-Chief of the well-known XDA Developers resource, noted that the first beta version does not include features such as advanced picture-in-picture mode, Fast Pair support, and a new low-power standby mode. New features will be rolled out gradually.
As is usually the case, you can test Android TV 13 through an emulator or on a special device – Google’s proprietary set-top box ADT-3, designed for developers.