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Android 13: Erste Beta für Pixel-Smartphones steht bereit

Android 13: the first beta for Pixel smartphones is ready

After the second developer preview of Android 13, Google has now released the first beta version of Android 13 and is therefore still on schedule, which was targeted for the release of a first beta version by April 2022. first beta also offers minor innovations.

Minor changes to permissions

For example, the first beta changes the way apps can access media files once you’ve given them permission to do so. While apps still had access to all file types on shared storage in Developer Preview, permission is now more granular and limited to individual file types, photos, videos, and audio files. If an application wants to access multiple types of files in memory, both types are queried in one dialog, not one after the other separately.

Permissions for file types only (Image: Google)

One of Google’s goals is to focus more on data protection and access rights issues with Android 13.

Pixel 6 to Pixel 4 supported

If you already have the Developer Preview installed, Android 13 Beta 1 will be automatically installed as an update in the next few days. If you’re not using the developer preview, you can still subscribe to the Sign up for beta and also Download Google Install Images. Future beta updates will be imported over-the-air as well. The beta version can be installed on Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6 (test), Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 4a, Pixel 4 XL and Pixel 4. The Pixel 3a is not included again because the phone Smart will no longer be in Google’s three-year support window for Android 13’s planned summer release.

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Developers should now test their apps

As Google no longer sees Android 13 Beta 1 as developers only, the company advises app developers to test their apps for compatibility with Android 13 now, as more and more users are already migrating to Android 13 in the coming weeks. and months.

Release planning for Android 13
Release planning for Android 13 (Image: Google)