Leaked build of Android 13 surfaces with new features and minor changes

Ricky, 24 December 2021

Android 12L is currently in the Beta phase as it aims to optimize the user experience for larger-sized devices like tablets and foldables. Meanwhile, Android 13 "Tiramisu" is getting its first look as XDA-Developers reveals screenshots from an early build of Android 13. The outlet confirms it is confident about the screenshots it is providing in its report.

The first feature is codenamed “Panlingual” and it means that instead of setting one language to apply universally to all apps and menus, users would be able to set a universal language for the UI and menus, but then set languages to apps on a per-app basis. This would offer multi-lingual users more options within the “Languages and Input” menu that can also be accessed through the “App Info” screen.

Source: XDA-Developers Source: XDA-Developers Source: XDA-Developers
Source: XDA-Developers

Next up, there’s evidence within Android 13 that suggests Notifications could become an opt-in feature in the future. This means that Apps would no longer be able to spam users with notifications without consent. As you can see in the screenshots below, “Notifications” is listed as a permission that can be denied or allowed, and that permission could even be revoked after some amount of time.

By default, any app installed on Android will deliver notifications as it pleases. Though there are notification settings to prevent this from happening, not all users are aware of them. If a user installs the Taco Bell app, Android 13 may ask the user if it wants to receive alerts for late-night cravings (when we are most vulnerable).

Source: XDA-Developers Source: XDA-Developers
Source: XDA-Developers

There’s a new layout for the lock screen clock as well. With Android 12, the clock changed to a “two-line” layout that changes to a single line when a notification appears. With Android 13, you’d be able to disable the two-line clock layout altogether.

Source: XDA-Developers Source: XDA-Developers Source: XDA-Developers
Source: XDA-Developers

Keep in mind that these are very early builds of Android 13 and that the final list of features may change even before the developer previews start to arrive – which usually happens soon After Google I/O (normally sometime in May).



Reader comments

  • Anonymous

This is literally just the building blocks of Android 13, this is not the full update, it's just scratching the surface of what it will provide. While it won't be as drastic of an update that 12 was, rest assured it'll have a lot more ...

  • Shaun

No android is not dead yet. Likely Fuchsia OS will launch in 2025 or beyond (probably)

  • wyim

I would like the Android 12 can able to monitor the background activities of the apps installed. Also provide an option to control their activities so that they can no longer steal our privacy.

Popular articles


Popular devices

Electric Vehicles