Android 13 Developer Preview Features Drill Down on Privacy and Security. Although Android 12 might actually be limited to only some Android devices. According to SlashGear Google has not failed to commence work on the next version of their mobile operating system.
Google has recently announced that the first Android 13 developer preview is aimed at offering developers a hang of what the next version of Android would look like.
Android 13 Developer Preview Features Drill Down on Privacy and Security
The Android 13 DP1 is at the moment limited to Google’s own Pixel devices, starting with Pixel 4 and above. And notably, Google recently dropped the software support for the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 pro, so all the devices would not be updated to Android 13.
This goes without saying that the Android 13 Developer preview is for app developers in other to test the compatibility of their apps. The update is expected to be riddled with amazing new updates that are not recommended to get installed on primary smartphones.
Focus on Security and Privacy
Ever since Android 12 brough a major overhaul in the system’s user interface, the Android 13 is expected to most likely bring in only performance upgrades and under-the-hood improvements. But Android 13 developers preview is actually brought in some certain noticeable changes that actually may or may not get classified as an improvement.
The Android 13 developer Preview basically emphasizes “privacy and security” as the platform “places its attention on building a more responsible and high-quality platform for all by offering a much safer environment on the device and offers users the control they deserve.
As a part of the Android 13 DP, Google adds an interesting new and securer photo picker that would allow any app that possesses the supported API to view shared images and videos right on your smartphone without having access to all your files that are stored on the device. Additionally, the much newer version of Android is also expected to feature new Wi-Fi permissions that would enable the device to connect to nearby Wi-Fi networks without prompting users to turn on their location.
Also, the android 13 might be bringing in some slight improvements to the adaptive theming when it comes to app icons. Now, users would be able to make use of the material you and convert all the app icons right into a Monochromatic version via making use of the base color from the wallpaper.
Improvements to Media Player UI
To add, the Android 13 developers preview is also bringing in some small changes to the media player in the quick settings shade. The player widget is expected to now show contextual controls alongside playback controls.
Furthermore, it seems like google is testing a new media output picker that would allow users to switch between different output sources that including phone speakers, a Bluetooth headset, or an external speaker. The media output picker now happens to come in with a much bigger and thicker volume bar for output control.
Alongside these changes for users, the Android 13 developer preview possesses a myriad of changes for developers to work with. Among these changes, is the addition of a new quick settings API that will allow the developers to create custom quick settings toggles for specific functions in the app.
It offers support for shaders and will allow the developers to add a variety of animations to their apps including blur, stretch overscroll, and the ripple effect to their apps.