Google has released the third beta build of Android 13 for Pixel phones that are supported. This comes about a month after the second beta, right on schedule and in accordance with the company’s previously declared release timetable, which you can see in the image below at a glance.
There will be another beta in July, followed by the final release in the fall for all supported Pixels.
Beta 3, Android 13 achieves platform stability, which is a significant milestone for app developers because it signifies that all app-facing behaviors in the OS, as well as APIs, have been finalized. Most app developers will want to start working on Android 13 compatibility now, knowing that the platform will remain unchanged until the final release.
To refresh your memory, Android 13 features a renewed focus on privacy and security, as well as improved support for tablets and large screens, expanding on the work begun with Android 12L. There’s new notification permission and a redesigned photo picker for sharing, as well as support for modern standards like HDR video, Bluetooth LE Audio, and MIDI 2.0 over USB, and themed app icons and per-app language support.
If you wish to test Android 13 Beta 3 on your Pixel, simply enroll it here, and the build will be sent to you as a software update. If your device is already enrolled, the update notification should arrive shortly.
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