While telephone makers prepare to deliver their Android 12 based skins to compatible smartphonesGoogle is already making progress with its upcoming Android 13 operating system, allegedly called Tiramisu. Now we have our first look at Google’s upcoming Android version, thanks to multiple screenshots obtained by XDA Developers.
First Look at Android 13 ‘Tiramisu’ Features
In the recent report, the people of XDA shared a few screenshots of the next-gen Android OS, obtained from an anonymous source that has access to an early Android 13 build. Google is likely to unveil its upcoming Android 13 operating system after the stable release of Android 12L, which is designed for foldable devices, tablets and Chromebooks.
The Android 13 screenshots show a few new features, which are likely to make their way to the operating system, and some minor changes to the software’s UI design. Let’s take a look at them below.
Language settings per app
From the first new feature, Panlingual in Android 13 . allows users to set language per app, rather than setting a universal language for the user interface, menus, and apps on their devices.
This can be a useful feature for multilingual users as they can set a universal language for their smartphone and then choose different languages for individual apps in the App languages section in the language and input settings. The App Languages menu can also be accessed from the App Info screen on Android 13.
Runtime Permission for Notifications
To address the issue of spam notifications by different apps, Google has included a new runtime permission setting for app notifications. This, according to the XDA report, means that notifications on Android 13 can become an opt-in feature that allows users to decide whether an app is allowed to send a notification to the device or not.
In the screenshot above, you can see that there is a new notification option in the App Permissions section of the Gmail app. While the feature doesn’t currently work on any app, it can be useful to prevent apps from constantly giving notifications and, more often than not, distracting users.
The Android Resource Economy (TARE)
According to the XDA report, Google will likely introduce a new feature called The Android Resource Economy (TARE) with Android 13. The feature will award a form of currency called “Android Resource Credits” to apps based on how much they charge the device’s battery. . Apps can then use these credits as payments to perform various tasks. It will reportedly work through the AlarmManager and JobScheduler policies.
With this feature, Google wants to focus on power management for smartphones. Not much is known about TARE on Android 13 yet. In addition, it can bring some complexities, such as per XDA. So we’ll have to wait for Google to shed more light on the said feature.
Lock screen clock layouts
Finally, the Android 13 screenshots show that Google is aiming to add a new switch to disable the two-line layout for the lock screen clock on Android 13. The company has the layout with two lines to the clock on the lock screen with the latest Android 12 update, which switches to the single-line layout when notifications are delivered.
However, according to the Android 13 screenshots, Google will add a special toggle to completely disable the two-line clock layout on the lock screen. You can check out the new clock layout feature in the screenshots above.
So that’s all we currently have about Google’s upcoming Android 13 operating system. Since the screenshots are from a very early version of the software, the above features will likely be tweaked or removed during the beta testing period. Android 13 is expected to be unveiled at Google’s next I/O event, which usually takes place in May.
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