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11 May 2022

Second Beta of Android 13

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Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering

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At Google I/O, we talked about everything that’s new for developers, including the second Beta of Android 13, which we’re releasing today for your testing and feedback. Our program of Beta releases is driven by a philosophy of openness and collaboration with you, our community, and your input makes Android a better platform for everyone. Thank you for the feedback you’ve given so far!

In Android 13, we’re continuing to focus on our core themes of privacy and security as well as developer productivity. We’ve added a new permission for sending notifications, a privacy-protecting photo picker, and improved permissions when pairing with nearby devices and accessing media files. We’ve made it easier to support app-specific language settings, match your app’s icons to the user’s selected theme colors, and build with modern standards like HDR video, Bluetooth LE Audio, and MIDI 2.0 over USB. We’re also continuing to make Android an even better OS on tablets and large screens, giving you better tools to take advantage of the 270+ million of these devices in active use. You can read more about Android 13 in our Keyword blog post.

Beta 2 has everything you need to try the Android 13 features, test your apps, and give us your feedback. Just enroll any supported Pixel device here to get Beta 2 and future updates over-the-air. If you’ve already installed an Android 13 preview or Beta build, you’ll automatically get Beta updates.

You can also get Android 13 Beta on select phones, tablets, and foldables from our partners who are working to deliver quality from day one, including ASUS, HMD (Nokia phones), Lenovo, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Tecno, Vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE.

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Visit to see the full list of partners, with links to their sites for details on their supported devices and Beta builds, starting with Beta 1. Each partner will handle their own enrollments and support, and provide the Beta updates to you directly.

With Beta 2 we’re just a step away from Platform Stability in June 2022, when we’ll have the final Android 13 SDK and NDK APIs as well as final app-facing system behaviors. Stay tuned, and for more on the timeline and how to get your apps ready for Android 13, visit the Android 13 developer site!