Android 13 launch builds on Material You, according to Google. Non-Google apps can be customized to match wallpaper and theme.
Google Pixel devices are getting Android 13 today. Since Android 12 started reaching Pixel phones in October, Google is ahead of schedule to release Android 13. The latest version offers more personalization options, as expected.
Android 13 builds on Material You, Google’s design language for the Android ecosystem. Non-Google apps can now match the phone’s wallpaper and theme. Latest UI blends app icons and wallpaper for a uniform look. Android 13 lets users translate apps. Earlier, the entire phone’s language setting needed to be changed. Apple, on the other hand, lets users change the font size for each app.
Google is also improving a feature to help users sleep better. Android 13 brings a customized Bedtime mode with wallpaper dimming and a dark theme. These screen options will help users’ eyes adjust to the dark when they are about to go to bed.
List of phones getting Android 13 in first wave
The company has announced that the latest Android iteration will reach devices from Samsung Galaxy, Asus, HMD (Nokia phones), iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, Vivo, Xiaomi and more later this year.
Asus, Nokia, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Samsung, Sharp, Tecno, Vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE have Android 13 beta programmes underway. Lenovo’s Tab P12 Pro has Android 13 beta.
Oppo and Samsung may rush updates. The former has an event centered on its ColorOS 13 launch which will likely head to three devices — the Find N, FInd X5, and Find X5 Pro — plus its new Reno8 phones while Samsung is weeks into testing One UI 5 on its Galaxy S22 series of devices. OnePlus 10 Pro and 10T may get it soon. Asus Zenfone 8, Nokia XR20, and other phones’ fates are less certain.
As Android 13 updates roll out over the next few months, we’ll update our tracker. Even if your device doesn’t get Android 13, you can install a custom ROM.