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One UI 5 beta 3 for the Galaxy S22 series rolls out with support for themed icons, improved animations, and more

Samsung has started rolling out the third One UI 5 beta build for its flagship Galaxy S22 series in the U.S. and a few other regions. The Android 13 beta update (firmware version ZVI9) brings several improvements and bug fixes, including themed icon support for more apps, improved animations, and more. While previous One UI 5...

OnePlus finally releases stable OxygenOS 13 based on Android 13 for the OnePlus 10 Pro

After a few weeks of beta testing the OxygenOS 13 update for its flagship OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus has finally started rolling it out on the stable channel. The company announced the rollout in a recent post on its community forums, revealing that the update will reach OnePlus 10 Pro users in all regions over...

Google mandates virtual A/B system updates for devices launching with Android 13

Google is reportedly mandating virtual A/B support for GMS licensing on devices launching with Android 13. Thanks to this, Android 13 launch devices from manufacturers like Samsung and Oppo could finally feature support for Seamless Updates, after several years of trailing behind the competition. For the unaware, Google introduced an A/B partition scheme with Android 7.0...

How to downgrade to Android 12 from Android 13 on the Google Pixel 6 series

Android 13 has been out for a while now. As a major version upgrade, it’s tempting to jump on the bandwagon -- especially for Google Pixel users. But what if you just updated to Android 13 but don’t like it very much? The big question is, can you downgrade your Pixel smartphone, including the latest...

Android 13 Custom ROM List: Unofficially update your Android smartphone!

Android 13 is making the rounds everywhere now. If you have a recent-ish Google Pixel smartphone, you should already have your taste of the latest iteration of Android. This update to Android may be considered incremental in nature, but that in no way diminishes the improvements it brings to the table. Nonetheless, unless you have...

Oppo starts rolling out stable ColorOS 13 to the Find X5 & Find X5 Pro in select regions

Oppo showcased the latest version of its custom Android skin, ColorOS 13, this August. Shortly thereafter, the company rolled out beta builds of the software to its flagship Find X5 and Find X5 Pro, giving users a chance to experience Android 13 ahead of the stable rollout. If you haven't had the opportunity to try...

How to download Android 13 for Google Pixel and other Android devices

Get ready to dig into Android 13! Google has officially started the update rollout via stable channel. For lucky owners of the Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 5a, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, or Pixel 4a, you’ll also be among the first users to see what Android 13 QPR1 has to...

Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1 hints at new Clear Calling feature to reduce background noise during calls

Google recently released Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1, bringing a couple of bug fixes to Pixel devices. While the update doesn't include any noteworthy user-facing changes, it reveals a few details about upcoming Pixel devices. It sheds light on two unannounced Pixel devices codenamed Felix and Lynx, reveals new animations highlighting the Pixel Tablet's docking capabilities, and even...

Google finally fixes the Pixel 6a’s hit-and-miss fingerprint reader

With the release of its first Quarterly Platform Release for Android 13, Google introduced some notable fixes in QPR1 Beta 1. But perhaps the most important for Google Pixel 6a users are the improvements that were made to the fingerprint reader. While we don't know how rampant the issues were, there were early reports of being able to...

Google’s unannounced “felix” and “lynx” devices show up in Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1

Google is working hard, already bringing improvements to Android 13 with today's QPR1 Beta 1 release. While numerous fixes are outlined in the notes, it appears that a developer has discovered some hidden gems scattered throughout the code that could give us clues about upcoming and unannounced devices codenamed "felix" and "lynx." According to Kuba Wojciechowski on Twitter,...

Google has released Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1

Although Google has made Android 13 official and rolled it out to Pixel devices, that doesn't mean the work stops there. While the release is complete, there could be many different bugs and small issues within the OS that need to be fixed. This is where the Quarterly Platform Release (QPR) comes into play, allowing those...

Google updates minimum hardware requirements to bundle GMS on Android 13 devices

Budget-friendly Android devices with less than 2GB RAM and 16GB storage might soon become a thing of the past. With Android 13, Google has updated the minimum hardware requirements that devices must meet to bundle Google Mobile Services (GMS). The company now requires OEMs to offer at least 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage...