Google has released Android 13, but it’s a really small upgrade. Although we call these modifications “small,” they actually pale in contrast to the plethora of new features included in Android 12 and to Google’s practice of rolling out incremental updates to Android applications throughout the year. Android 13 is mostly a maintenance update for your phone’s core operating system. It’s still a good reason to look forward to anything, though.
Material You has also been updated to enhance Android’s adaptability, although tablet and foldable owners stand to gain the most. As far as Android 13 goes, there isn’t much more to discuss. This upgrade focuses on the underlying infrastructure, and its benefits won’t become apparent until some time after the product’s release.
Google released Android 13 in August, with the Pixels receiving update first and other manufacturers like Samsung and Oppo soon after. Here’s when you may anticipate downloading it on your mobile device.
Is Android 13.1 Coming to Any Specific Phones?
Not every smartphone manufacturer has shared its intentions for rolling out Android 13, but if the release is anything like Android 12, Android 11, and the releases before it, we should be good to go. Pixel phones were among the first to receive the upgrade, and Samsung and other companies will gradually roll out the change over the next few months.
Google has said that a number of manufacturers, including Samsung Galaxy, Asus, HMD (Nokia phones), iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi, will be releasing upgrades in the near future, however few manufacturers have provided specific release dates.
Just after releasing Android 12 for the company’s previous flagship devices, Asus began testing an upgrade to Android 13 for the Asus Zenfone 8. Recently, the firm has announced releases for their Zenfone and ROG product lines.
Beginning in July, Asus’s Zenfone 9 should begin receiving software upgrades. The ROG Phone 5 is expected to receive it before June, but the Zenfone 8 and ROG Phone 6 series won’t get it until the end of March 2023. A new version of Google’s mobile operating system is coming to ASUS devices.
The Zenfone 9 and the Zenfone 8 the ROG Phone 6D and the ROG Phone 6D Ultimate the ROG Phone 6 and the ROG Phone 6 Pro the ROG Phone 5 and the ROG Phone 5s
Google has confirmed that the Android 13 update will go out to all Pixel devices beginning with the Pixel 4. The Pixel 4, 4XL, 4a, 4a 5G, 5, 5a, 6, 6a, and 6 Pro are all included. Android 13 will be preinstalled on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, while the 3a and 3a XL have received their last upgrades. Google officially began pushing out Android 13 on August 15 for all compatible Pixels.
One UI 5 is Samsung’s new user interface for Android 13. Its next Android release will include improvements including an enhanced lock screen customization tool and “modes,” the company’s answer to Apple’s lock screen and focus modes in iOS 16.
Moreover, Samsung has included all of the new features introduced in Android 13.0, such as the revamped Material You theming and the updated Privacy and Security panel. Additionally, Samsung has promised a text-based call-answering function called Bixby Tell, although it won’t be available until 2023.
It’s early on, but Samsung has already updated a large number of its phones to Android 13. Several European countries, including Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, and the United States, have begun rolling out software upgrades for the Galaxy S20, S21, and S22, as reported by SamMobile. Android 13 was also quickly sent out to the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, Note 20, and A33 5G. The Galaxy Tab S8 was then one of the first tablets to run Android 13, Google’s upgraded and better suited for tablets operating system.
The Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, and A53 are all scheduled for complete launches before the year ends. Then, the company’s estimations place this sequence of upgrades until February 2023, meaning that every A-Series and S-Series Samsung phone launched in the previous four years will have One UI 5 and Android 13. However, as we’ve already indicated, tablets and foldables stand to gain the most.
Samsung’s rollout has been unusually rapid, but the firm promises an even more rapid one next year in an effort to catch up.
Samsung’s Android 13 devices
- Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 Galaxy S21 Plus, Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy A33 5G
- Galaxy A53 5G
- Galaxy A71
- Galaxy M52 5G
- Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Samsung phones to get Android 13
- Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
- Galaxy Quantum 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Tab S7 FE 5G
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy A Quantum, Galaxy A Quantum 2
- Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G
- Galaxy A42 5G
- Galaxy A32
- Galaxy Jump
- Galaxy Jump 2
- Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Galaxy Tab Active 3
- Galaxy Buddy 2, Galaxy Buddy
- Galaxy Wide 6, Galaxy Wide 5
- Galaxy A23, Galaxy A13
- Galaxy M12
- Galaxy XCover 5
- Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro
Despite HMD Global’s poor track record of providing timely upgrades for Nokia phones, the rugged Nokia XR20 has been included in testing of an Android 13 developer preview. One year’s worth of updates are planned for that phone. Nokia Mob has learned that HMD Global is beta testing Android 13 on the X30 5G, G60 5G, X20, X10, and G50 smartphones.
The two-year period of software support provided by the manufacturer for these phones has not yet expired. Once Nokia provides further details on when and which phones will get Android 13, we’ll add them.
There are plans to release Android 13 for the Nothing Phone 1, but it won’t happen anytime soon. In an email to Android Authority, the business stated that a new version will be released before July 2023.
Every day, we put forth extra effort to enhance your experience with Phone 1. Operating system upgrades will be made available on a regular basis to ensure this. Users of Phone 1 may expect to see the debut of Android 13 in the first half of 2023. We want to make sure the next version of Nothing’s software works perfectly with its hardware before we release it. A representative for Nothing has promised to keep the public informed as new details emerge.
CEO Carl Pei has stated that a beta version will be available for users to try out before the year’s end. Users of the Impatient Nothing Phone 1 will be able to grab it at that time.
The OPPO and ONEPLUS Smartphones
OnePlus has announced that the OnePlus 8, OnePlus Nord 2, and later devices will receive Android 13 and OxygenOS 13. OxygenOS 13’s stable build has been available for the OnePlus 10 Pro from September 2022.
Later this year, the OnePlus 10T, as well as the Nord N200 and 8T+, will receive the update. At the same time, on November 10, the Android 13 upgrade began rolling out to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. Soon after, on November 15, new software was released for the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8T.
However, Oppo, the parent firm, was putting the Find N and Find X prototypes through their paces. ColorOS 13 has been released to the Find X5 Pro and Find X5 as a stable update. On September 15, the Oppo Find X5 Pro will be released in Australia, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, while the Find X5 has already arrived in France and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In the future, other countries will join in.
XPERIA from SONY.
Sony has announced its initial deployment plans for Android 13 for the select few who use an Xperia smartphone.
The official Sony Xperia Twitter account made the announcement on November 2 that the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV will be the first devices to receive the “Android 13 Update with the newest features.” And… that’s it! Sony has not announced a release date for Android 13 on the 1 IV or 5 IV, but it has stated that it will be released in the future.
XIAOMI’S AND REALME
Xiaomi’s 12, 12 Pro, and Mi Pad 5 are all participating in Android 13 beta testing right now. While a full launch list has not been announced, Realme offers a beta program for the GT 2 Pro, Realme 9 Pro, and Relame 9 Pro Plus. They usually come out in the following weeks, as they have in prior years.