Android 13 hasn’t even been officially named by Google yet, but we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from this next release. Based on the latest Android 12 features and from early reports of Android 13 beta testing. Android 12 was released, and now people are wondering when Android 13 is coming. We’ve already heard a lot about it and will continue to learn more in the months ahead. In this guide, I’ll walk through everything we know so far including rumors, expectations, and release date details.

We haven’t had too many leaks or rumors surrounding the next builds of Android, and that’s because the only two companies using it right now are Google and Huawei. The entire and updated Android 13 is based on the latest version of the OS and it’s meant to power new tablets from Google itself. But there have been plenty of reports from third-party manufacturers who claim to already have access to this version so that they can test their upcoming devices against it.

Android 13 release date


The release date of Android 13 is still a long time from now. The Android team hasn’t even started development on it yet. But we can expect that you can download the first developer preview build of Android 13 sometime in February 2022. The highly anticipated Android 13 release date is set for 2022. The Android13 – “2022” emoji was released on December 5, 2021. This day marks the official launch of Google’s mobile operating system in 2022 and it’s expected to be named Android 13.

Android 13 Eligible Devices

Since the early days of Google, Android has always been an open and evolving platform. Every year, millions of smartphone owners get a major update with useful new features. ANDROID 13 will be no different. Two years from now, a number of devices will start getting the Android 13 update. So what devices are likely to get the update and when can we expect it? That’s exactly what we are going to find out in this article.

Not much was said at Google I/O regarding the future Android 13 update. The past two years have driven home one point and that’s the fact that new versions of Android will always be built for and compatible with the Pixel series of devices. Now, that doesn’t mean non-Pixel phones and tablets won’t receive updates but they might have to wait a little while compared to their Google-branded counterparts.

Android 13 specifications


Android 13, is the next-gen Android OS update. It will be interesting to see what Google comes up with since it recently re-introduced gesture navigation that came in its latest Pixel devices. Although the release date of Android 13 is not known, some reports say could be released within 5 months of June 2022.

App-Specific Languages

A new version of the Android operating system might introduce a much-needed app-wide language feature that can be assigned per app. Android 13 could introduce a feature that lets users change the system language for each individual app. Currently, you can choose between multiple languages for the entire device but not for each individual app. On top of that, language packs will be available as a separate download in the Play Store, so you won’t have to wait for an over-the-air update to get them if they’ve been previously installed on your phone.

New Material You Color Styles

Google made a splash last year with Material You, its new “wallpaper-based theming system” that aims to make phones look better. It gave Android phones interesting new looks with a focus on Parallax. There was just one problem: changes in the background don’t automatically update your app icons, toolbar, and other UI elements. As it turns out Google takes note of this and is working on adding new color styles for dynamic themes in Material You. With the new color styles, you’ll get better customization options for app accent colors.

Runtime Notifications

Some of you may not know this yet but with Android 13 Google is introducing runtime permissions for notifications. This means an app will have to request user permission before sending notifications, much like how other permissions like location and microphone access are handled on Android today. Notifications are a critical aspect of the Android system. They allow a user to take engagement with an app beyond just opening it. At the same time, notifications feature a design that enables easy and quick recognition. The only issue is that for any feature that is such a huge part of Android (Android recently hit 2 billion monthly active devices), users tend to keep their phones on silent. This means that if you want your users to engage with your app through notifications, they need to get your app to their screen, which today is done through sound or vibration alerts when in silent mode.