Download Android-13 if you have a compatible smartphone.
Google released Android 13 developer beta in February and public beta in April. The fourth and last Android 13 beta was released in June, and now the official release is here.
Android- 13 adds a revamped Material You with automatic colour palettes based on your wallpaper, a kill button that prohibits third-party apps from accessing your camera and mic, end-to-end encryption for group discussions, and a universal clipboard.
Here’s a list of phones that support Android 13 and how to download and install it.
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Android 13 compatible phones:
For now, only newer Pixel models can run Android -13:
Pixel 4, 4XL, 4A
Android 13 will roll out to Samsung Galaxy, Asus, HMD (Nokia phones), iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi devices later this year.
Android 13 installation instructions:
First, check sure your Pixel phone is connected to a solid Wi-Fi network and charged. OTA updates require a 50% charged battery.
Launch Settings to install Android 13. If you don’t have Settings on your home screen, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reach your app drawer.
Tap System > System Update. After a few seconds, an update should load here. Tap Update if not. Ensure your device has enough storage to download and install the update. Typically, updates are GBs.
Tap the bottom-right Download and install button. The Android -13 system download and installation can take 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your phone’s size and condition. After rebooting, you’ll have Android-13
Don’t worry if you haven’t seen Android 13 yet. As long as you have a compatible Pixel phone, you’ll get it.