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

24 December 2021
Android β€œTiramisu” will incorporate the large-screen optimizations from Android 12L and some new features.

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  • Anonymous

AnonD-977150, 26 Dec 2021Minor changes ridiculously boring OS why do they have to re... moreThis 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 than just the tip of the iceberg this very early build includes.

  • Shaun

Luxor, 25 Dec 2021That what they said 3 years ago. Is android dead yet? 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.

  • AnonD-977150

Minor changes ridiculously boring OS why do they have to release it as a new version why not just update 12 honestly most phones have not even got 12 yet let alone 11.

I want android 13 to have ultra power saving mode and advanced charging control to control charging watt, charging time, battery charge limit etc

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Dec 20212025Yes, go get fuchsia phones at 2025. Be their guinea pig.

Better wait 2 more years after that.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Dec 2021i think they run out of ideas . google is thinking to repla... moreYa, with a more draconian surveillance system, possibly a close one, not open source.

  • Anonymous

Vikass17, 24 Dec 2021They don't have much to do after Android 5. Just keep... moreNot true. They copy every single feature from other OEMs skins. They literally grow by copying. They are more chinese than chinese themselves.
And, of course, they copy any info from us, and that's the main reason for them to exist. They don't care about Android, they care about information that can be used for some of the clients like CIA/NSA (ya, they helped to acquire Android) and others.
For them privacy is a concept in which you can't access someone else phone, but they can and they allow your data to go to those who are paying them.

All Google is doing is to sell info to the higher bidder, and Android is developed especially for that.

Techfun, 24 Dec 2021Fuchsia os will take over in future,android gonna die soonThat what they said 3 years ago. Is android dead yet?

  • Arun Kumar.

Anonymous, 24 Dec 2021Android is always innovative. iOS is always late.Agriculture is a great resource πŸ˜‡πŸπŸπŸŒ

  • the danziger

and still no icon packs or fonts to download from google play store and use in future pixel devices or upgrades.

  • Anonymous

Android is always innovative. iOS is always late.

AnonD-1030868, 24 Dec 2021yeah yeah "iOS is more advanced than Android in many ... moreStop being a fanboy.
I had split screen since 2012, thanks to Samsung Note 2, so Google didn't help there.

Many innovations came to our handsets from many areas and competitors. This is a good thing. Encourage competition and innovation. Don't be narrow minded, being caught up in "they copied us" etc etc. You shouldn't dismiss products because of a logo. Be grateful to Apple and all the Android participants who push the envelope in different ways.

  • AnonD-1030868

Kangal, 24 Dec 2021I don't need some amateur YouTuber like MKBHD to tell ... moreyeah yeah
"iOS is more advanced than Android in many aspects"
Wait until Apple "invent" split screen that Google has it since Android 5

  • Dogspurt

Tiny tweaks are hardly worth the effort and nothing to get excited about. It would be better to have two or three-yearly release cycles.

  • Anonymous

rizki1, 24 Dec 2021I am more hyped a new updates from skinned android than stock.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ True πŸ‘

  • wise one

Kangal, 24 Dec 2021I don't need some amateur YouTuber like MKBHD to tell ... moreSad !

  • Anonymous

Kangal, 24 Dec 2021I don't need some amateur YouTuber like MKBHD to tell ... morenice essay nobody gonna read

I am more hyped a new updates from skinned android than stock.

AnonD-1030868, 24 Dec 2021Watch YouTube comparing S21 ultra vs iPhone 13 pro max you ... moreI don't need some amateur YouTuber like MKBHD to tell me which is smoother.
I rather judge based on more objective facts and professionals on this field. Or better yet, I can make that comparison by myself between the two phones.

You claimed Android 12 is at least 10-Years ahead of iOS 15.
....that is certainly not true.
If anything, iOS is more advanced than Android in many aspects, as I have already shown above. Whereas Android was designed with a different concept in mind.

Android OS has to compete against Symbian, MeeGo, BadaOS, Tizen, palmOS, webOS, FirefoxOS, BlackberryOS, QNX, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, etc etc. It has to compete against all these potential alternatives. And it has to win against them, so that OEMs will choose Google's AndroidOS. On top of all that, Google has to make sure they win developers and other big contracts. It's a lot. That is why AndroidOS was designed with an open-source design, using the legacy Linux kernel, and an Operating System with Java. It is malleable, and it can accept code from many ways.

iOS doesn't have to do that. Apple competes against itself. iOS is about security, performance, and efficiency. That is why iOS slowly evolves to get more complex, whilst Android evolves to try to become leaner.

Google couldn't just make their own iPhone, and dominate the ecosystem with Android. They certainly would have failed. They needed the OEMs to make the phones, and instead adopt Google as the ecosystem. And Google didn't have the developers that Apple and Microsoft had, they needed to attract anyone and everyone, which is why their SDK was that open. They ended up acquiring a small Californian company called "Android" and using that to develop a Blackberry competitor. Which they changed in the last minute after the unveiling of the original iPhone. And suffice to say, they were at the right place, at the right time, with the right team, right money, and the right connections. And as they say, history did it's thing, and here we are.

^Now, that context was absolutely necessary, in-order to explain why the two ecosystems are the way they are.

Google did what they needed to, to get to this position. Had Google purchased Nokia back in it's prime, 2005, then it would be a different circumstance. Then they could have developed the ecosystem to be more stable, less configurable, less open and more robust. But their talks fell through, and they followed the other plan that's outlined above.

After all that is said, Apple proved to be correct, and Google was wrong. You need to design your ecosystem to firstly be secure, then performant, then efficient. The other aspects like feature-set and openness are secondary priorities. Apple's task is difficult, but they have steadily made progress into evolving iOS into being more open and having more features. Whereas Google's task is impossible, to try to become leaner. It gets exponentially more and more impossible to make software more efficient over time, just as Moore's Law shows. Again, Google weren't successful in their talks with Nokia back in 2005, and they did not have the privilege/position that they have now.

Despite saying all that, I am an Android user. iOS is great, but it is a personal choice for me. It is because of their different foundations, they both have their unique strengths and weaknesses. For instance, Apple makes it very simple for developers to make Apps, providing the best SDK in the industry. Google does a lousy job at that. However, Google allows developers to make Android Apps using many different languages and codebase, whereas Apple confines you to two/three. The Android Market is a free and open space for most developers to share their code. iOS Apps are curated, so it is a Walled Garden, but this ensures higher quality at the expense of quantity. iOS the Operating System is more optimised on the hardware, but Android the Operating System can be modified by an OEM to run on alternate devices (watch, head unit, fridge, smart tv, home assistant, etc etc).
...so I really appreciate Apple and all their innovations, but I choose Android !