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Android 13
Highlights

PERSONAL

Like it was made for you. And only you.

There are more ways than ever to make your Android look and feel like yours. Building on Material You, now you can customize your apps by color, theme and language. Even your media player will match your personal music taste.

Themed app icons

Your phone. Your style.

Customize your phone to your personal style. With expanded themed app icons, you can set more apps -not just Google apps - to match your phone’s wallpaper tint and colors. 1

New media controls

Your music has never looked so good.

Android 13 comes with a new media player that puts album artwork on full display and features a dancing playback bar.2

Android 13 comes with a new media player that puts album artwork on full display and features a dancing playback bar.2

Per-app language preferences

Always the right language.

Assign different language settings to individual apps, so you can move fluidly between languages on your device, just like in real life.3

Assign different language settings to individual apps, so you can move fluidly between languages on your device, just like in real life.3

PRIVATE

Security that keeps your data protected all day.

From the moment you turn on your device, Android works to keep your data safe and secure. With Android 13, you have more control over what information apps can and can’t access—including specific photos, videos and clipboard history.

Photo picker

What you say goes.

Helps keep your content private. Share only the photos and videos you choose with certain apps; not your full library.4

Helps keep your content private. Share only the photos and videos you choose with certain apps; not your full library.4

Notification permissions

Stop the dings, rings and pings.

You're in control of which apps can send you notifications—helping you limit distractions.5

You're in control of which apps can send you notifications—helping you limit distractions.5

Cleared clipboard history

Proactive protection.

Android 13 has safeguards built in to help protect your personal data. To protect the information on your clipboard, you’ll get an alert when an app accesses it and your clipboard history will be cleared after a period of time to prevent unwanted access.

Android 13 has safeguards built in to help protect your personal data. To protect the information on your clipboard, you’ll get an alert when an app accesses it and your clipboard history will be cleared after a period of time to prevent unwanted access.

See how Android helps keep you safe.

Beyond the phone.

Devices that work better together.

Android 13 goes beyond the phone—bringing all of the devices in your life together seamlessly—with features that enhance your messaging, audio and multitasking experiences.

Messaging app streaming

Chat everywhere.

Send and receive messages even when your phone’s out of reach by streaming your messaging apps directly to your Chromebook.6

Cross-device copy and paste

Smooth handoffs.

Get things done on the device that makes the most sense by simply copying content—like a URL, text or picture—from your phone and pasting it to your tablet. Or you can start on your tablet and paste to your phone. Coming soon to Android 13 devices.7

Get things done on the device that makes the most sense by simply copying content—like a URL, text or picture—from your phone and pasting it to your tablet. Or you can start on your tablet and paste to your phone. Coming soon to Android 13 devices.7

Enhanced Audio

Enjoy enhanced audio.

Spatial Audio lets you enjoy immersive sound. On head tracking enabled headphones, Spatial Audio shifts the source of the sound based on how you turn your head, making you feel like you’re in the middle of the sports game, movie or concert right from the comfort of your Android phone or tablet. Plus, Android 13 adopts Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio which improves audio quality and allows you to broadcast media to multiple people at once.8

Spatial Audio lets you enjoy immersive sound. On head tracking enabled headphones, Spatial Audio shifts the source of the sound based on how you turn your head, making you feel like you’re in the middle of the sports game, movie or concert right from the comfort of your Android phone or tablet. Plus, Android 13 adopts Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio which improves audio quality and allows you to broadcast media to multiple people at once.8

Multitasking on Tablets

Bigger and better productivity.

The updated taskbar on tablets helps you do two tasks at once. You can now drag and drop any second app from your app library into a split-screen view directly from your taskbar. And for times that you’re writing or drawing with a stylus, your tablet will register your palm and stylus as separate touches, reducing the number of accidental marks that come simply from comfortably resting your hand on the screen.

Learn how Android devices work together.

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