Dive into the Changes: Android 13

Read this detailed explanation of the changes to anticipate in Android 13 later this year. It’s a detailed and organized change log — with a table of contents — of developer preview 2 of the unreleased Android 13 and reads as if it’s an official internal guide for all the modifications.

If you’re an Android user that double-checks every app permission, stays informed on every new feature, and is curious about in-app split-screen.

This thoroughly documented changelog of Android 13 uncovers the technical reason why Microsoft Teams and Android 12 caused a failed emergency call.

You might even foreshadow future products Google appears to be working on — like a rumored Nest Hub and other tablets that are hinted at by a USB API change and code for communal “hub mode” mode features. It lets multiple people use apps on the same device.

You know who you are: a tinkerer, developer, programmer for the Microsoft Teams Android app, or maybe just a user interface connoisseur — that’s why you should read this deep dive so that there’s very little to catch you by surprise when the update officially launches.

The guide will also go into changes for Android TV and Android Automotive if you’re into that. And Rahman isn’t done with the principle: there’s a play-by-play on Twitter that helps guide you through the deep dive, and it will keep getting updated as new changes come.

Android 13, internally codenamed Tiramisu, was announced in an Android blog posted on February 10, 2022. The first Developer Preview was immediately released for the Google Pixel series from Pixel 4 to Pixel 6, dropping support for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a.

It was released four months or so after the stable version of Android 12. Developer Preview 2 followed later, releasing in March. Currently, four beta versions are planned to be released in the future, each in April, May, June, and July. Platform stability will be reached in June with Beta 3.