Google released the third public beta of Android 13 today and says it has reached “platform stability.” This shows that Google has locked down the major updates, and it’s now time to polish the details, fix bugs, and optimize performance.
In Beta 3, all application-oriented behaviors and apis are final. For developers, this means getting ready to launch an application. For users, it means that there won’t be a lot of changes later in terms of functionality or user interface changes. It’s also worth noting that Android 13 reached this milestone two months earlier than Android 12.
The first developer preview of Android 13 was released in February, the first public beta was released in April, and the second public beta was released at I/O conference in May. Android 13 is a smaller update than Android 12.
Android 13 brings new privacy features like notification permissions and photo pickers, productivity features like themed app ICONS, HDR video, Bluetooth LE Audio, and SUPPORT for MIDI 2.0 via USB.
Android 13 Beta 3 is available for the following devices:
Pixel 4 and 4 XL
Pixel 4A and 4A (5G)
5 and 5 a Pixel
Pixel 6 and 6 Pro