On Tuesday, Android 13 Beta 1 was launched for Pixel smartphones that were qualified, and it will also be available as a developer preview upgrade. So far, privacy and security have been Google's key concerns when building Android 13. In this line, Google has updated Android with new features including selective media file access permissions and enhanced error reporting. This update also includes a slew of developer-friendly improvements, like new notification permissions, a photo picker, a themed app icon designer, and per-app language support, among others. Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) audio and MIDI 2.0 via USB have also been introduced.
In an official blog post, Google announced the availability of Android 13 Beta 1. This release includes a new set of media file access rights for photos, video files, and audio files, as previously announced. Apps may now provide access to all media files using storage permissions. The error reporting in Keystore and KeyMint has been updated to deliver more thorough and accurate reports. New audio route APIs in Android 13 Beta 1 are intended to assist developers in identifying the optimum audio format for their audio track.
The Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro are all compatible with Android 13 Beta 1. This version is available for download from the developer's website. The Android Emulator will also function with this beta release. If you already have the previous developer preview version loaded, you'll obtain this version via an OTA update. Google has also released an Android 13 development plan. By June 2022, it intends to have a stable version of this operating system. The final version is expected to be launched in the second half of 2022. Google has stated that further details about Android 13 will be revealed at the [upcoming] Google I/O event.