As phone makers prepare to release Android 12-based skins for compatible phones, Google is already working on its future Android 13 operating system, dubbed Tiramisu. Thanks to several screenshots obtained by XDA Developers, we now have our first look at Google’s future version of Android.
Android 13 Features Leaked Online
The folks at XDA posted some pictures of the next-gen Android OS in a recent post, obtained from an unidentified source with early access to a build of Android 13. After the stable release of Android 12L, which is targeting foldable devices, tablets and Chromebooks, Google is expected to reveal the future Android 13 operating system.
The images for Android 13 reveal some new features that will likely find their way into the operating system, as well as some minor modifications to the software’s user interface design.
Pre-application language settings
Panlingual, the first new feature in Android 13, will allow users to select the language by application rather than setting a universal language for their device’s user interface, menus, and applications.
Multilingual users will be able to set a global language for their smartphone and then choose multiple languages for particular applications from the Application Languages area of the Language & input settings, which can be a useful feature. On Android 13, the App Languages option can also be accessed from the App Information screen.
Runtime permission for notifications
To combat multiple app notification spam, Google has included a new runtime permission setting for app notifications. According to the XDA report, Android 13 notifications can be turned into a subscription feature, allowing users to select whether or not to allow an app to send them a notification.
In the app permissions area of the Gmail app, you will see a new notification option, as shown in the image above. Although the functionality is not available in any app now, it could be beneficial in preventing apps from bombarding users with continuous alerts, which can be quite annoying.
Android’s Resource Economy (TARE)
According to the XDA report, Android 13 is very likely to include a new feature called The Android Resource Economy (TARE). Applications will be “awarded” a type of cash called “Android Resource Credits” based on the amount of battery the device consumes. Applications can use these credits to pay for certain tasks. The AlarmManager and JobScheduler policies are said to be involved.
Google hopes to focus on smartphone power management with this feature. At the moment, not much is known about TARE on Android 13. According to XDA, it can also include some complexity. As a result, we will have to wait for Google to provide additional information on the aforementioned functionality.
Lock screen clock designs
Finally, the Android 13 images show that Google plans to include a new option to disable the two-line lock screen clock design in Android 13.
With the recent version of Android 12, the firm added a two-line style to the lock screen clock, which transforms into a single-line pattern when notifications are received.
So, according to the Android 13 images, Google will include a dedicated option to completely disable the two-line clock design on the lock screen. The screenshots above show the new clock design functionality.
And that’s all we know about Google’s future Android 13 operating system right now. Most likely, the aforementioned features will be adjusted or removed entirely during the beta testing phase, as the screenshots are from a very early edition of the program. Android 13 is expected to be unveiled during Google’s upcoming I / O conference, which usually takes place in May.