Without warning, Google has surprised Pixel users (Pixel 4, 4A, 5, 5A, 6 series, etc.) with the first stable version of Android 13.
Google promises that third-party vendors including Samsung, Xiaomi, iQOO, Moto, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, Vivo, Transsion, Asus, Sharp, Nokia, SONY and others will also bring updates to their devices later this year.
One thing to note about the Pixel6 /Pixel6 Pro and Pixel 6A is that due to a Tensor processor, the official version of Android 13 will be updated along with the Bootloader. As a result, there will be no downgrade back to Android 12.
However, Pixel 6 users who are currently in the Android Beta program, which is currently using the Android 13 Beta, will be able to exit the Beta and return to Android 12.
As for the key features of Android 13, we’ve talked about them in depth before. In short, the major upgrades include privacy and security and significantly improved smoothness for phones with large, foldable screens and small memory.
New features include Material You enhanced themes and UI, the ability to individually set preferred languages for each application, game modes, native full support for Bluetooth 5 low power audio transfer features, spatial audio, fast QR code scanning on the lock screen, and more.