As phone makers prepare to deliver their Android 12-based skins to compatible smartphones, Google is already making strides with its upcoming Android 13 operating system, supposedly called Tiramisu. Now, we have our first look at Google’s next version of Android, thanks to multiple screenshots acquired by XDA Developers.
First look at the features of Android 13 ‘Tiramisu’
In their recent report, the people of XDA shared some screenshots of the next generation Android operating system, acquired from an anonymous source who has access to an older version of Android 13. Google is likely to introduce the upcoming Android 13 operating system after the stable release of Android 12L, which is designed for folding devices, tablets and Chromebooks.
The Android 13 screenshots show some new features, likely to make their way to the operating system, and some minor changes to the software’s user interface design. Let’s take a look at it below.
Language settings per app
Starting with the first new feature, Panlingual on Android 13 will allow users to set language per app, instead of setting a universal language for the user interface, menus and applications of your devices.
This could be a useful feature for multilingual users as they will be able to 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 Application Languages menu can also be accessed through the Application Information screen in Android 13.
Runtime permission for notifications
To address the issue of notification spam from multiple apps, Google has included a new runtime permission setting for app notifications. This, according to XDA report, it means that notifications in Android 13 could be turned into a subscription feature that would allow users to decide whether to allow an app 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. Although the feature does not currently work in any application, it could be useful to prevent applications from sending constant notifications and, most of the time, distracting users.
Android’s Resource Economy (TARE)
According to the XDA report, Google is likely to introduce a new feature called 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 consume the battery of the device. Applications can use these credits as payments to perform different tasks. It will reportedly work through the AlarmManager and JobScheduler policies.
With this feature, Google aims to focus on power management for smartphones. Not much is known about TARE in Android 13 as of now. Also, it could involve some complexities, depending on XDA. Therefore, we will have to wait for Google to shed some more light on this function.
Lock screen clock designs
Lastly, Android 13 screenshots reveal that Google aims to add a new toggle to disable the two-line layout for the lock screen clock in Android 13. The company added the Two-line design for lock screen clock With its latest Android 12 update, it switches to the single-line layout when notifications are delivered.
However, based on Android 13 screenshots, Google will add a dedicated switch to completely disable the two-line design for the clock on the lock screen. You can check out the new clock design feature in the screenshots above.
So that’s all we currently have in Google’s upcoming Android 13 operating system. As the screenshots are from a very early version of the software, the above features are likely to be changed or removed entirely during the beta testing period. Presumably Android 13 will be unveiled at Google’s next I / O event, which usually takes place in May.
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