Android 13 “Tiramisu” was announced at Google I / O 22 this Wednesday (11). Among the key features of the new phone are privacy notifications, end-to-end encryption of group messages and the new RCS protocol. The update is expected to be released by the end of 2022 for smartphones, and the Pixel product line will be the first update. It is worth noting that these models are not sold in Brazil. Next, check out the highlights of the new Android 13 and the first phones to receive the update.
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Android 13 has been announced via Google I / O; see new work – Image: Marcela Franco / TechTudo
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Privacy and security menu
One of the key features coming to Android 13 is the “Privacy and Security” menu. In the “Quick Settings” tab, the device allows you to use the camera, microphone, location and apps in one place. Although this is not the first time Google has put together two similar menus, this is a significant change that is happening on the Android 13 site.
To save space, the new menu also allows you to check for security updates. Additionally, you will be able to search the files through Google Play Protect and even access the files through the “Find My Device” feature.
Android 13 will also bring improvements to the phone selector. Now, the system will provide a more secure way to determine the photos and videos shared with the application. The Photo Picker API, introduced earlier this year, allows users to select specific files that apps can access. Thus, with these features, it will not be necessary to grant access to all the information stored on the smartphone – which is the first priority in the privacy of Android.
The interface even makes it possible to find photos and clips by date, with preview announced from newest to old. It can also filter the search by a single file type. The maximum value of choice, by default, is one (1).
New image selection available in Android 13 lets you choose special photos and videos – Photos: Playback / developers
Expansion of Material Koj
In addition to Android 12, Devices You will get new layout options and improvements in its functionality in Android 13. With the tweaked functionality, the capabilities will include new features, which will available to use for modification of the smartphone. The options have their own characteristics, with variations in the colors of the same color. Thus, it will be able to leave the smartphone interface entirely in red or blue, for example.
Google I / O: Android 13 announced; view activities – Video: Playback / Android Police
The themed icon tools are also expected to arrive as part of the Product You detail. The colors will connect to the Android palette, based on the model chosen for the cell phone. Also, the app icons displayed on the home screen will be the same shade as the background color selected.
Monochrome icons replace Android 13 presets – Image: Print / Marcela Franco
End-to-end encryption of group exchanges via Google RCS
With the help of mobile phone companies, Google has developed a new messaging system called “RCS”. From there, you can share great photos, see when messages are being typed, and set up group chats with end-to-end encryption. Currently, according to the company, more than 500 million users already have RCS enabled.
The new messaging process improves the experience of sending SMS via Android. – Image: Publicity / Google i / O 22
It is worth noting that private messages, which only occur with others, are already protected by end-to-end encryption through Google Chat. The feature, however, will be extended to the team later this year, when protection is available in open beta.
App Language (Panlingual)
Another new feature of Android 13 is that users will be able to choose a specific language for all the apps that are set up on their smartphone, instead of using the same language for all the operations. It can be, for example, using your bank app in Portuguese, and conversation in English. Modifications can be controlled in the personal settings of each application, by selecting the new “Application languages” option, under “Languages and input” settings.
New features will also be added to Google Wallet with Android 13. Now, the app will be designed to allow users to save and access important items, such as debit cards, plane tickets, cards. Student ID and immunization card. It is also worth noting that Google is working with companies and governments to make certain disclosures of official Google Wallet information, such as business IDs, driver’s licenses and IDs.
Google Wallet has been improved and allows you to include legitimate information in your wallet – Image: Share / Google I / O 22
Devices that will receive the OS update
- Google Pixel 6 Pro;
- Google Pixel 6;
- Google Pixel 5a;
- Google Pixel 5;
- Google Pixel 4a 5G;
- Google Pixel 4a;
- Google Pixel 4XL;
The Google Pixel phone, which has not been sold in Brazil, is usually the first device to receive the Android update. After the release, models from other names in countries around the country also undergo the update. This model has not yet received Android 13.
With data from Android Police, Google i / O 22.
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