Android 13’s beta is released for the public no longer just for developers

The first Public Beta is here hence Android 13’s beta is released for the public no longer just for developers. The search giant announced today that the first public beta of Android 13 is now available for anyone with a compatible Pixel device to download and try out. The release comes before the Google annual developer conference announced by Google next month; the company is expected to give details on plans or the update of Android 13. The update is scheduled to be released later this year.

The most exciting features have already appeared in Android 13’s initial two developer previews for end-users. There’s support for Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio. This new photo picker lets one restrict which of your photos an app can access, new app icon-theming options, and further permission (This feature is expected to cut down on notification spam). 

It Seems this Android 13’s beta is no longer just for developers

The features of this public beta are from a technical perspective developer-focused, such as changes to the app permission to access shared media files in local storage. IN A BLOG POST, the VP of engineering at Google Dave Burke says that the permission will be specific to the type of media the app needs to access, such as images, video, or audio, instead of asking to access all files.

SO far, Keystore and KeyMint, or the parts of Android that can handle cryptographic keys, were updated to provide more informative error codes with new APIs for audio playback.

For more information on signing up for and downloading the beta, check out Google’s Android 13 developer site. Anyone already running the developer preview should automatically receive the new beta.

What is Android 13 Beta 1

In early February 2022, the first developer preview for Android 13 arrived, granting us an early look at Google’s next major release. As expected, a month later, Google dropped Android 13 DP2; who knows? Maybe it was because this created the preparation for the first Beta release on mobile phones on April 26, 2022.

The first beta is not so much of a new feature. Still, Google is hard at work preparing everything for the Beta 2, which is usually launched during the company’s developer conference, Google I/O, which is set for May 11, 2022. Plan on getting an even more extensive glimpse into what’s to come, then try and be ready to be in these events.

Google’s great deal of attention for Android 13 will likely be on behind-the-scenes changes more than any flashy new redesigns, especially during a total redesign with last year’s Android 12.

What’s new in Android 13 Beta 1?

Android 13 DP2 has many new features that will amaze any great tech enthusiast, but the first beta doesn’t add too many new features despite the shift in the naming scheme.

DO you know that Google now allows anyone with a treble-compatible phone to test the Android 13? this is among the best news of the season, thanks to generic system images.

These images work with Android 9 or higher phones with a Treble-compliant system, making this one of the most accessible Android betas yet.

As for basic features, Android 13 Beta 1 introduces a new clipboard editor that lets you change the text you’ve copied before pasting it somewhere else. It’s handy when you need it and gets out of the way when you don’t. I have tried it, and it works great and makes working with the modern android device as attractive as ever; this can significantly increase productivity.

Another fun new feature has reached the media player that sits in your notifications when your screen is on lock. The playback bar moves and squiggles, and the music plays, making for a beautiful experience. Speaking of beautiful. The wallpaper picker is among the new, more theming materials that Google has finally added, allowing you to pick up to 16 different and unique themes based on the wallpaper you have

Google allows for beta testing.

Android 13 Beta is now available for development, testing, and feedback; you can try it today on Pixel.

The developers’ website announced that the Beta 1 is now available with the latest features and changes to try with apps. They have advised that you get the beta and update your tools to get started. Try the new features and share feedback through our issue tracker. Android 13 Beta is public to users and developers, so you should test your app’s compatibility and release any needed updates.

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