As a quick refresher, Android 13 brings with it a renewed focus on privacy and security, productivity, as well as better support for tablets and large screens building upon the work started with Android 12L. There’s a new notification permission and a revamped photo picker for sharing, themed app icons and per-app language support, and support for modern standards like HDR video, Bluetooth LE Audio, and MIDI 2.0 over USB.
Google has released the third beta build of Android 13 for Pixel phones that are supported. This comes about a month after the second beta, precisely on schedule and in accordance with the company’s previously declared release timetable, which you can see in the graphic below at a glance. A new beta will be available in July, followed by the final version, which will be available to all Pixels by the end of the year. With Beta 3, Android 13 achieves Platform Stability, which is a significant milestone for app developers since it signifies that all app-facing behaviours in the OS, as well as APIs, have been finalised. Most app developers will want to start working on Android 13 compatibility at this point.
Google releases Android 13 Beta 3
If you want to try Android 13 Beta 3 on your Pixel, you can simply enroll it here and then you’ll receive the build as a software update. If your device is already enrolled, it should get the update notification shortly.