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[Beta 1 Rolling] Google Android 13 Tracker: Everything we know so far

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First published on December 24, 2021

In October 2021, Google launched the Android 12 operating system for mobile phones, which comes with radical design changes in addition to a bunch of new features. Going ahead, Google confirmed to unveil the foldable and big screen-focused version of Android 12L in the first quarter of 2022.

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Apart from this, we’ve started hearing more and more about the next major jump of Google in the segment of the Android operating system. To date, we’ve encountered a number of leaks and rumors regarding the Android 13, revealing all new features and changes coming next year.

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Google Android 13 Tracker

Through this Android 13 tracker, we’ll maintain a record of all the upcoming (genuine/authentic) early info about Google’s next mobile platform.

April 26, 2022

Beta 1 Rolling

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Google finally releases Android 13 Beta 1. Any Pixel device owner who wants to try out the next version of Android can download the Beta update on their phones and can give feedback for further improvements.

Google Android 13 beta 1 Features include:

  • More granular access to media files: Google is introducing three new permissions:
    • For images and photos
    • For videos
    • For audio files
  • Copy/clipboard notification, like screenshots
  • New ‘Control from locked device’ setting
  • Priority mode reverted to ‘Do Not Disturb’
  • Security & Privacy Quick tile disabled
  • More ‘Basic colors’ in Wallpaper & style
  • Media player squiggles
  • More

 


 

March 01, 2022

Flashlight brightness adjustment toggle

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It is reported that Google has seeded a new feature with the recent Android 13 release that lets users adjust the brightness of their phone’s flashlight.

To be noted, the same feature is already available in the Samsung Galaxy devices, while we can expect it to be more useful with the Android 13 software.

 


 

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February 10, 2022

Developer Preview 1

On February 10, 2022, Google announced the Android 13 operating system, at the same time, began the Developer Preview ahead of its expected release later this year.

 


January 28, 2022

Faster games loading feature

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A new report reveals that a new API is being under development that allows games to communicate their current operational state to the operating system.

If the game takes time for loading, the OS will send a nudge through to power management, followed by the CPU for a speed boost in order to reduce the load times.

 


January 14, 2022

Four new dynamic themes revealed

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According to AndroidPolice, Google is working on four new styles of the theming system for the future Android version.

The four new color combinations are codenamed – TONAL_SPOT, VIBRANT, EXPRESSIVE, and SPRITZ.

 


January 13, 2022

Android 13 to allow profile switching from lockscreen

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The upcoming Android 13 will allow users to switch profiles from the keyguard (PIN/pattern entry page). [Read more]

  1. Keyguard user profile switcher
  2. Home button Assistant toggle:
  3. More Panlingual bits:

 


 

January 11, 2022

Tap-to-transfer feature for media

Android 13 to feature a tap-to-transfer feature for media that could be similar to Apple’s Handoff feature that lets iPhone owners transfer media to and from the company’s HomePod speakers. [Read more]

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January 10, 2022

Redesigned audio output picker

Android 13 will come with redesigned audio output picker. An audio output picker is a part of media controls. It is a button on the top right corner that allows users to quickly switch the output of audio or video to a phone speaker, earphones, Bluetooth speakers, or other devices.  [Read more]

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December 24, 2021

Android 13 early build revealed four new features

XDA-Developers reportedly got a very early Android 13 build that exposed four new features that are under development by Google. The leaked Android 13 features are as follows: [Read more]

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  1. App Languages
  2. Runtime Permission for Notifications
  3. TARE: The Android Resource Economy
  4. Lock Screen Clock Layout

 


December 14, 2021

Android 13 to let users disable new background app limits

With the Android 13, Google is rumored to allow users to disable the background app limits (Phantom Processes). Read more

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Samsung Android 13: Galaxy S22, S21, S20 and S10 Lite One UI 5 Update Info

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Samsung Galaxy S Android 13

Discussions on Android 12 and its skins such as Samsung One UI 4.1 are now over as Android 13 is the new talk of the town. We shared the list of Galaxy devices that will get the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update months ago, while rumors have started to surface on the web.

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According to Samsung, various S series devices including the Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra, S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, and S10 Lite are compatible with the One UI 5.0 version upgrade, based on Android OS 13. Starting October this year, the company will begin the rollout of its new One UI version to the Public.

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Through this page, we provide you with detailed information on every eligible Samsung Galaxy S series smartphone for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. Therefore, if you have one of the S22, S22+, S22 Ultra, S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, or S10 Lite, should bookmark this page to stay connected.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Android 13

Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 series devices pre-loaded with Android 12-based One UI 4.1. The Android 13 will be the first major firmware upgrade for these devices, however, the S22 trio is eligible for 4 major OS and One UI upgrades.

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  • July 2

Samsung could start the One UI 5 Beta program for the Galaxy S22 series in the third week of this month.

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Android 13

The Galaxy S21 series came pre-installed with the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 (S21 FE – Android 12) and received the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 earlier this year. Similar to the Galaxy S22 series, the last year’s flagship lineup is also compatible with 4 generations of OS upgrades.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Android 13

In 2020, the South Korean tech giant unveiled the Galaxy S20 series with monster camera capabilities for the first time in the industry. But sadly, the One UI 5 based on Android 13 is going to be the last major switch for the Galaxy S20 series including the Galaxy S20 FE.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Android 13

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup is no longer eligible for any major firmware update, however, the affordable variant is lucky, just like the S21 FE. The company is committed to providing the Android 13 upgrade with One UI 5 features to the Galaxy S10 Lite this year.

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Samsung Android 12: Galaxy M51, M31, M21, M11 and M01 One UI 4.0/4.1 Update Info

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Samsung Galaxy M Android 12

Launched back in 2020, Samsung Galaxy M51, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M11, and Galaxy M01 came pre-installed with the Android 10-based One UI 2.x out of the box. All of the Samsung Galaxy M devices are eligible for the major Android 12 upgrade, as the company promised last August.

Starting last year, Samsung upgraded all of these devices to the new Android 11-based One UI 3.x version. Moving ahead, the company has started delivering the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update to the eligible Galaxy devices from November 2021 and One UI 4.1 from March 2022.

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Samsung Galaxy M Android 12

As expected, the Korean tech giant has offered the Android 12 to the flagship devices, however, remaining mid-range and budget phones will get this major update until the third quarter of this year. Also, it’s expected that several Galaxy phones may directly get the One UI 4.1 with Android 12 OS upgrade.

One UI 4.0 Update Roadmap:

On November 15, Samsung officially released the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update roadmap for the Galaxy devices. The rollout plan revealed the One UI 4.0 update release timeline for various Galaxy phones and tablets in Brazil. You can check it by clicking the link below:

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One UI 4 Features: Samsung’s Android 12 update brings a number of new features including a modified user interface with renewed icons and a Material You theming system. In addition, the One UI 4.0 also improves all of the stock apps, adds more lock screen widgets, quick settings toggles to turn off the camera and mic access, and more.

If you have a Galaxy M series smartphone and are interested to get connected with the latest news on Samsung Android 12 and One UI 4 development, you should bookmark this page as it will be updated regularly with new and authentic information.

Samsung Galaxy M Android 12 Tracker

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It seems that Samsung may soon start rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 or One UI 4.1 upgrade to the remaining Galaxy devices. However, there’s no official confirmation regarding the update expansion, but a long halt in upgrade release suggests the same.

 

Galaxy M51 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker

April 24, 2022

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Samsung has dispatched the Android 12-based Oen UI 4.1 update for the Galaxy M51 smartphones that brings Color palette, improved privacy settings, Samsung Keyboard with Grammarly, new smart widgets, the ability to record voice without unlocking your phone, new camera modes, Quick Share feature, extra dim mode, customizable RAM plus, and many more.


 

Galaxy M31 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker

April 13, 2022

Samsung has started rolling out the stable Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update for Galaxy M31 device owners in India. This update brings a wide range of new features and enhancements to your smartphone as well as improves its performance. Read More

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March 14, 2022

Samsung just announced the Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta program for the Galaxy M31 smartphone users in India. Consumers can now enroll for the One UI 4 Beta activity via the Samsung Members app to get the Android 12 upgrade ahead of its stable release. Read more


 

Galaxy M21 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker

April 21, 2022

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Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update has started rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy M21 smartphone users. Google Android 12 brings a bunch of new and improved features to your device. Meanwhile, the Samsung One UI 4.1 aims to make your Galaxy experience more intuitive, more fun, more secure, and easier than ever. Read More


 

Galaxy M11 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker

July 2, 2022

Samsung Galaxy M11 smartphone users have started getting the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update. This update comes with multiple new features, lots of improvements, and customization options to provide users with a more intuitive, more secure, and easier experience. Read more

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Galaxy M01 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker

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Samsung Android 13 Beta Program: Here’s how you will be able to download and install

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Samsung Android 13 Beta

Samsung is busy providing the Android 12-based One UI 4.x upgrade to the eligible Galaxy devices since later last year. Meanwhile, Samsung consumers have already started wondering about the upcoming Android 13-based One UI 5 software as Google officially announced the Beta program.

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Google released the first Developer Preview build of the Android 13 operating system back in February 2022. Later on, the company started the public Beta program, which is currently limited to Google’s Pixel smartphones, worldwide.

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Like last year, the Korean tech giant will run its own Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program for the eligible Galaxy devices. It’s almost confirmed that the Galaxy S22 series will be the first lineup to be invited for the Beta testing activity of the new operating system.

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As of now, we haven’t any confirmation regarding the timeline of Samsung’s Android 13 Beta program. However, you can go ahead with this page in order to learn how to download and install the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta update on your Samsung smartphone.

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How to sign up for Samsung Android 13 Beta

Joining Samsung’s One UI Beta program is not a difficult task at all. In the near future, you will be able to sign up for the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program on your eligible Galaxy device (Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Galaxy S21 series).

As soon as the Android 13 Beta activity begins for your specific region, you will be able to join the One UI Beta through the Samsung Members app. Now, log in with your Samsung Account and tap on the Bell icon in which you should be able to see a new One UI 5 Beta registration banner.

On the newly emerged banner, simply tap and an entry form will appear so you can fill in your details. Once done, read the terms and conditions before joining the One UI 5 Beta program and press the ENROLL button to finish the signup process.

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Note: Samsung is likely to start the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program by July/August this year.

Aside from the sign-up process for the Samsung Android 13 Beta Program, we also covered the same topic for the One UI 5 Beta Program, which you can find below.

Samsung One UI 5 Beta Program: Here’s how you will be able to download and install

 

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Update – July 01, 2022

Samsung is likely to start the One UI 5 Beta program based on the Android 13 operating system in the third week of this month. Initially, it will be available for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone users, however, it will expand later on.

 

Update – June 22, 2022

Samsung could soon start the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program for the Galaxy S22 series devices as test firmware has been spotted for the Galaxy S22 Plus variant running Korean ROM. For your information, the version of the test firmware is S906NKSU2ZVF6.

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