Google’s Valentine’s Day gift for Android lovers, We have the first preview of the Android 13 Developer Preview even before the release of the Android 12L Stable release. This version of Android will be named after the desert “Tiramisu.”

The public beta is expected to arrive in April, and the final beta will be ready sometime around July. Currently, the timeframe for the developer preview is scheduled for April and May. While the situation is stable, plans for June and July are in the works.

Google Pixel Devices Compatible with the Android 13 Developer Preview

  • Pixel 4 and 4 XL
  • Pixel 4a and 4a (5G)
  • Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a
  • Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

What’s Coming with Android 13 Developer Preview 1?

Android’s forthcoming OS update, from the developer preview, will have some idea about the upcoming features and the environment of Android 13. Let’s take a closer look at it. Without further ado, let’s check it out.

Android 13 Release Date

  • Developer Preview: Feb to Mar
  • Beta From April to June
  • June is the date for the public beta.

Android 13’s Features

  • The System Photo Picker is now available. With this, you can select media files without granting the app complete access to your media library. Users can expect it to expand to Android 11 or higher.
  • Users can now use multi-language and select which language they want to use with specific app, Introducing Per-App Language Perference on Android 13.
    How to use Per-App Language with Android 13
    • Open device settings, navigate to Language & Input, and then select the app’s language from the Language submenu. Users can choose a preferred language. Alternatively, you can change it from the device settings and then tap on Apps. Choose an app and then your preferred app from there.
  • Users can now simply access the QR code directly from the quick settings, making it easier to read and write. It’s more likely to be a Google Lens component.
  • New Quick Settings Tiles Color correction toggle, foreground service manager
  • Clipboard auto-clean: Google Gboard will now automatically clear the clipboard data every hour. This feature is likely to be expanded further with Android 10 or higher.
  • Users can now install apps from the guest profile, and no data will be shared between the guest and admin profiles.
  • Users can now disable the long press of the home button from system navigation.
  • Permission Controller: Users can now check their last 7 days of privacy. Privilege, it’s only shown for the last 24 hours. We can expect it to arrive on Android 13 via an update.
  • Instead of five, the Dock now supports up to six apps.
  • The Media Output Picker has been redesigned.
  • By enabling Silent Mode, it also disables all haptics.
  • PiP Window’s split-screen mode
  • keyguard screen with profile picture, and lockscreen rotation.

Get the Android 13 Developer Preview for your Google Pixels.

Not to mention, the Android 13 Preview will not be distributed via OTA update. You will need to manually sideload, download, and install it on your Android device.

It’s not advised to install it on your daily driver since it’s an early build and users can expect a huge number of bugs and crashes. Users should know the advanced troubleshooting for Android so they don’t encounter problems while sideloading or during usage. Regular users can wait for the public beta, which is more likely to be stable and closer to a stable version of Android 13.

How to Download and Install the Android 13 Developer Preview

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Interest users can download and install Android 13 on listed Google devices with their flashable image file. As already mentioned, users can only install it manually and through OTA later on with the beta release, but those users need to enroll in the Android Beta Program.

Installation Guide

  • Power off your device
  • Press and hold the Power and Volume key to start the bootloader menu
  • Scroll down to choose Recovery Mode, Use the Volume button for navigation (Up-Down)
  • It opens an Android Robot execution with the ‘?’ sign, Again Press and holds the Power and Volume button to open Full Recovery Mode
  • Look for ‘Apply Update from ADB’ using Navigation button, and to Select use Power Button
  • Now it displays a guide for you to sideload an OTA
  • Connect your Mobile with a PC using the appropriate USB cable, ensure that your computer has ADB Installed.
  • Launch CMD (Command Prompt) on your computer; Launch Terminal on Mac/ Linux
  • Enter adb sideload or enter ./adb sideload on Mac/Linux
  • After that, it asks you to enter the .zip folder name (address) and hit enter to select the file.
  • Your mobile will execute Recovery Mode, you can now disconnect your Android device from your computer.
  • After it, Scroll and Select Reboot Now
  • That’s it, your device will boot into Android 13 Beta

Noteworthy: If you are non-Pixel users then you can use Android Flash Tool to flash Android 13 Beta build on your device. For this you require to connect your Android device with a PC along enabling USB Debugging from the developer’s option; to enable open device settings and then open About device, tap multiple times on Build number to open developer mode. After enabling revert to devise settings and then go to advance settings from their toggle to enable USB debugging.

We believe this article remains helpful for you and have successfully installed it on your device. We would like to know your valuable opinion and feedback if there is any query share it with us in the comment section down below. Stay tuned for further updates in future on the same.