Android 13 Beta 2: At the Google I / O Developers Conference, US-based tech giant Google released the second beta of its Android 13 operating system, offering a number of new features and user controls, including privacy and security updates.
At its Google I / O Developers Conference, the company said in Android 13, “We’re giving you more control over what personal information you share and more detailed control over which files your apps can access.”
On Android 13, apps must get your permission before you can send notifications. “Also, we’re reducing the number of apps that require your location. For example, to enable Wi-Fi scanning, you no longer need to locate apps,” says Tristan Upstyle, VP of Engineering, Android.
Now, Android will automatically delete the history of your clipboard after a while so that apps are already blocked from viewing old copied data. “Later this year, we will launch a Unified Security and Privacy settings page on Android 13 that brings all the data privacy and security of your device to the forefront and center,” the company said.
With Android 13, the company is moving further to customize the look and feel of the phone with pre-made color variants. Android 13 extends the colorful theming of your app icons beyond Google Apps.
“Starting with Pixel devices, you’ll be able to turn on the ‘themed icon’ toggle in your settings so that all supported apps match the color of your phone in a minimal, modern and consistent look,” Google said.
Android 13 introduces better multi-tasking capabilities for tablets. With the updated taskbar, you can easily turn your single tablet view into a split screen. Drag and drop any second app from your app library to your screen and you can easily do two or more things at once.
The Android 13 store has much more, including features that shape modern standards for audio and video, such as HDR video, spatial audio, and Bluetooth low energy audio.
“You can find many of these features in the second beta of Android 13 today. We have a great lineup of beta partners and we can’t wait to try it on your favorite device,” the company said.