Google informed about the release of the second beta version of Android 13. Optimized data protection, improved Material You theme with support for more applications, a new section in the settings for managing security features, as well as the ability to change the interface language individually applications.
Google clarified that many of the new features are already available in the second beta version of Android 13, which can now be installed not only on Pixel smartphones, but also on devices from other manufacturers: ASUS, Lenovo, Nokia, OnePlus, Oppo , Realme , Sharp, Tecno, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE – details are in preparation project page.
To protect user data in Android 13, work with the clipboard is restricted: if one of the applications accesses it, the user will see a notification. And a short time later, the history of using the clipboard is usually erased, and applications can no longer copy information.
In the proprietary Messages application, changes are also expected in relation to support for the RCS standard, which is considered the successor to the outdated SMS and MMS protocols: support for end-to-end encryption will appear in group chats – before it was only available in personal correspondence.
The Settings app will have a new section called “Security & Privacy” that provides access to all security features: application protection, screen lock, Google security check, Find My Device setup, as well as comments and suggestions to improve security on the device.
Android 13 is tablet-optimized: multitasking has been expanded and screen sharing between applications has been simplified – you just need to drag the application icon from the taskbar to the main screen and it will split in two with a previously running application. In addition, when working with a pen, the system will not confuse it with your fingers if you accidentally touch the screen. And finally, third-party developers, including TikTok and Zoom, began optimizing their products for tablet computer screens.