Android 13 for TV announced — Check out the new features

Google has announced Android 13 for TV, the newest version of its Android TV operating system. This new release includes more performance and accessibility upgrades to help our developers create interesting apps for the next generation of televisions. Here’s what’s new in Android 13 for TV. Continue reading “Android 13 for TV announced — Check out the new features”

Samsung One UI 5 Android 13 update schedule revealed

Yesterday, Samsung released the stable Android 13 (One UI 5.0) update for the Galaxy S22 series. The firm has now disclosed the schedule for the rollout of the One UI 5.0 update for other Galaxy smartphones and tablets. According to Samsung, the entirety of its high-end smartphones and tablets will receive the One UI 5.0 update, which is based on the stable version of Android 13, in the month of November. Continue reading “Samsung One UI 5 Android 13 update schedule revealed”

vivo Funtouch OS 13 released: vivo & iQOO devices getting it

vivo has introduced Funtouch OS 13 for global users. Based on Android 13, this combines vivo’s design-driven value with new and better personalization options, privacy and security measures, and control functions for a smoother, uninterrupted experience. Continue reading “vivo Funtouch OS 13 released: vivo & iQOO devices getting it”

Android 13 (Go edition) brings Material You, Google Play System Updates and more

Google showed off and talked about Android 13 (Go edition) today. It has a number of important updates to the user interface and technical features under “reliability, usability, and customization”. Continue reading “Android 13 (Go edition) brings Material You, Google Play System Updates and more”

Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro get MIUI 13 beta based on Android 13

With the stable upgrade rolling out to Android 13 for Pixel devices, it’s likely that other companies will soon offer their own user interfaces based on Android 13. Xiaomi has said that they want beta testers for MIUI 13, which is based on Android 13. But only their top-of-the-line Xiaomi 12 series can use the beta version. Continue reading “Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro get MIUI 13 beta based on Android 13”

Android 13 stable update now available for Pixel phones

Google has finally pushed Android 13 stable update for the Pixel phones and is also pushing the source to AOSP project. This comes after the final beta 4.1 was released a few weeks back. The update is rolling out to Pixel devices starting today, and will be available for more devices later this year. Continue reading “Android 13 stable update now available for Pixel phones”

Samsung and Google are integrating stylus handwriting-to-text into Chrome for Android

This year, a Google Pixel tablet with the codename “Tangor” and support for the USI stylus was spotted. And now with Android 13, Google is making Chrome easier to type on with a stylus. Google’s open-source nature has also made it possible for many people to work on different parts of the company. Also, Samsung is probably the largest one, and it looks like we’ll get another feature from the company in time for Android 13; this one should make it even more tablet-friendly than it already is. Continue reading “Samsung and Google are integrating stylus handwriting-to-text into Chrome for Android”

Google rolls out final Android 13 Beta update

Google has released the fourth and final public beta of Android 13 today so that users who are interested can try out the upcoming update before it’s available to the public. But more crucially, this beta update provides an early preview of the changes coming so that developers can prepare their applications to suit the Android 13.0 system. Continue reading “Google rolls out final Android 13 Beta update”

Google reportedly working on snore and cough detection tools for Android

Google has been steadily incorporating health-related features into its Android operating system and Fit applications. Now, current findings from 9to5Google suggests that the Sleep Audio Collection research of Google’s Health Sensing team is testing snore and cough detection tools for Android. Continue reading “Google reportedly working on snore and cough detection tools for Android”

Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen expands new emoticons in Android 13 beta 2

Google I/O 2022 introduced new hardware and software, and also led to Android 13 Beta 2, the next major milestone in Google’s OS development. Gboard users can merge different existing emoticons to create a new emoji. Google has maintained this functionality with subsequent updates that have expanded emoji compatibility. And as part of Android 13 Beta 2, Google has upgraded Emoji Kitchen anew, so now more emojis can be kitchenized. Continue reading “Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen expands new emoticons in Android 13 beta 2”

Android 13 Beta 1 released for eligible Pixel devices

Following the release of two developer previews in February and March, Google announced the very first Android 13 beta build is available for general testing today. And, as with all Android betas, it’s much easier to install and test than the Developer Preview builds have been. Continue reading “Android 13 Beta 1 released for eligible Pixel devices”

Android 13 could allow two mobile carriers on one eSIM

SIM cards are the backbone of our mobile as well as digital lifestyles. Until the future of the SIM card is universally supported by all carriers, the SIM card will remain in use for many generations to follow. eSIMs (embedded SIMs) are now available in some smartphones, which can be used in place of regular SIM cards. Continue reading “Android 13 could allow two mobile carriers on one eSIM”

Android 13 Developer Preview with Themed app icons, Photo Picker and more released

Google has released the Android 13 (codename Tiramisu) Developer Preview, months before the Google I/O and the official release later this year. The release is designed to help developers test out their apps and code for the upcoming version of Android with all its new features and specifications. This Developer Preview will be compatible to run on the Pixel 4/4 XL, Pixel 4a/4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. Continue reading “Android 13 Developer Preview with Themed app icons, Photo Picker and more released”

Android 13 said to bring tap-to-transfer media, make QR code scanning easier

It has been a few months since Google released Android 12, and the Android 12L stable version is yet to release. Now, details about Android 13 (internally codenamed ‘Tiramisu’) has surfaced. This is said to bring ‘tap to transfer’ feature for media playback and make QR code scanning easier. Continue reading “Android 13 said to bring tap-to-transfer media, make QR code scanning easier”