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Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen expands in Android 13 Beta 2

Google's Emoji Kitchen is a delightful and wacky feature that lets Gboard users combine two different emojis to create an entirely new one. While some might find this feature trivial, Google has kept it going, delivering multiple updates that have increased emoji compatibility. It looks like Google's commitment to Emoji Kitchen continues, as it's delivered another update...

Android TV’s “expanded” picture-in-picture mode is here with Android 13 Beta 2

During the excitement of a new Android 13 beta release, it's quite easy to forget that phones (and tablets) aren't the only things getting upgraded. While the initial Android 13 beta for Android TV was a bit underwhelming, the latest version includes something that users have been wanting for quite a while -- a revamped...

Google I/O 2022 Recap: Everything you need to know from Google’s big tech event

Google I/O 2022 is done and dusted, and boy is there so much exciting stuff to talk about. While Google I/O has traditionally remained a software-focused event, the story was a bit different this year. The new Pixel hardware stole the show this time around, as Google not only announced the Pixel 6a and Pixel...

Android 13 Beta 2 adds support for Bluetooth LE Audio’s broadcast audio feature

Shortly after yesterday's main I/O 2022 keynote, Google rolled out Android 13 Beta 2 for the Pixel lineup. Although Google only highlighted a couple of changes in its official changelog for the release, it packs several other noteworthy changes. For instance, Google has added support for Bluetooth LE Audio's broadcast audio feature in the latest...

First Android 13 beta now available for the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro

The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is the first tablet to get an official Android 13 beta from Google, which is the same tablet that developers were encouraged to use to test out the Android 12L beta. Developers can now install the beta on their tablet, though there is a pretty lengthy list of features that...

Android 13 Developer Preview builds are now available for these devices

It’s raining Android 13 Beta builds! Now that the keynote event of Google I/O 2022 is over, we are all very excited about the launch of the second beta for Android 13. As usual, Google’s Pixel line of smartphones will be the first to gain access to the new beta software. However, other OEMs have...

Android 13 Beta 2 is here with a new predictive back gesture

Android 13's first developer preview arrived in February of this year, and it recently had its first beta release. Now at Google I/O, the company has announced that the second beta is already available for download, and users can give it a try on their Google Pixel smartphones from today. Unlike “developer preview” builds which are...

Download: Android 13 beta is now available for the Realme GT 2 Pro

Android 13 Beta 1, as the name implies, is the first beta from Google for its upcoming Android release. It came after two Developer Preview builds. While the Developer Preview phase remained restricted to Google Pixel smartphones, the beta has been making its way to several other devices from other OEMs. OnePlus, for example, just...

Download: OnePlus 10 Pro gets its first Android 13 beta update for early adopters

Google released the first Android 13 Beta back in April, enabling not just developers but also curious users to fiddle with the upcoming version of Android. Although the beta release is currently limited to Google’s own lineup of Pixel smartphones, many other OEMs are likely to follow in the footsteps and release Android 13 betas...

The first beta of Android 13 for Google TV and Android TV is here

Thanks to developer previews and beta releases, we already know quite a lot about Android 13. However, most of the changes we have documented so far have been about smartphones and tablets. Info about what the next version of Andriod brings for TVs and streaming devices has remained few and far between. But that changes...

In Android 13, Google is cracking down on malware that uses Accessibility APIs

Malware has been an issue on Android for a long time, and one of the most prominent vectors of attack is through the accessibility services on a user's phone. Accessibility APIs are powerful tools intended for developers to help aid users with disabilities, as they can read the screen, inject inputs, and more. Unfortunately, that...

Google explains why your Pixel won’t get the Android 13 beta right after you sign up

Since March, Google has been maintaining two active channels of beta updates for its smartphone users. The Pixel Feature Drops are now part of the Quarterly Platform Release (QPR) branch, while the upcoming major Android revision has got its own track. In accordance with the new strategy, the company delivered Android 12 QPR3 Beta 2...