Alongside the August 2022 security bulletin, Google has released the “Android 13 Security Update Notes,” and suggests that the next major version of the mobile operating system will roll out in September.
Like every beginning of the month, we expect the new August security patch to be available in a few days on Pixel smartphones. In the meantime, Google has posted a surprise “Android 13 Security Release Notes” on the Android Security Bulletins page for which Google releases monthly bulletins as the latest update rolls out to its Pixel smartphones.
Android 13: Google reveals that the stable version will arrive in September 2022
In the notes, reference is available to the month of September; as well as the release of Android 13 on AOSP. “Android 13, as released on AOSP, will have a default security patch level of 2022-09-01”. This means that the stable version of Android 13 will use the September security patch, and could therefore be available on Pixel 4 series smartphones and more as early as next month. However, it may take a little longer; after the rollout on AOSP for Google to roll out the update to its Pixels.
Pixel smartphone users have been able to test out Android 13 since the first public beta was available last April. After several months of successive updates; with a last beta 4.1 update released a few days ago, the new version of Google’s operating system should finally be available to everyone in stable version in just a few weeks. Everything indicates that Google will roll out the stable version by September 2022; just before the arrival of the new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro in October.
Google is therefore ahead of this year in comparison to its usual schedule. As a reminder, Android 12 was launched in October 2021. It is also expected that smartphones from other manufacturers will benefit from it fairly quickly; including Samsung’s Galaxy S22 which are often among the first to get the update. In the meantime, Google has finally made beta versions of Android 13 available on its Pixel 6a.