Google has released the third beta of Android 13 , strictly following the estimated release schedule for this version of Android. Android 13 Beta 3 introduces the APIs in a stable version , so that developers can start adapting their applications for the final version.
Android 13 is getting closer and we are approaching the final stretch of the beta program. There will only be one more beta and then, probably around August, we will have the final version.
Is your mobile compatible with Android 13 beta 3?
As always, Pixel mobiles are the first to receive the update to the development versions of Android. Android 13 Beta can be installed on Google Pixel 4 and higher , so it is compatible with the following models:
- Pixel 4
- Google Pixel 4XL
- Google Pixel 4a
- Google Pixel 4a 5G
- Pixel 5
- Google Pixel 5a
- Pixel 6
- Google Pixel 6 Pro
Other third-party models are also part of the Android 13 beta program, though keep in mind that they are often behind the latest version, so they may not have Android 13 beta 3 available yet. They are the following:
- asus zenfone 8
- Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
- nokia x20
- OnePlus 10 Pro
- OPPO Find X5 Pro
- Realme GT 2 Pro
- I live X80 Pro
- Xiaomi 12
- Xiaomi 12 Pro
- XiaomiPad 5
- ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
- Sharp AQUOS sense6
- Tecno Camon 19 Pro 5G
How to download and install Android 13 Beta 3
The fastest way to test the Android 13 beta now is to update via OTA, which allows you to download in a similar way to when you receive a stable update. To get started with this process, you’ll need to sign up for Google’s beta program. If you already have a previous beta of Android 13, you will receive beta 3 as an update.
If you have not yet had any beta, you must sign up on the Android website and hit Participate . Once your registration is processed -it may take some time- you will receive the beta update as a mobile update.
Another method you can use that may be faster if you’re not in beta yet is to flash the ROM . To do this you must visit the Google Flash Tools website and follow the steps indicated. You will see that everything is very intuitive and fast.
However, there is a third installation path . It is more oriented to advanced users who have an unlocked bootloader. This is the installation using Fastboot and you must follow these steps:
- If you did not already have them enabled, activate the developer options of your mobile.
- On a computer, download the Android 13 image from the Google website.
- Connect the mobile to the computer, open the file that you previously downloaded and execute the command with the BAT extension to flash the ROM.
The most outstanding news of Android 13 Beta 3
Android 13 Beta 3 is primarily a platform stability release , which focuses on providing the final APIs so that developers can start adapting their apps without fear of the API changing before the final release. However, there are some changes:
- Notification permissions . The mobile will notify us of the change in permissions and will make it easier for us to grant permission to show notifications to installed apps.
- Clipboard preview . When something is copied to the clipboard, a floating window similar to the one that appears when taking screenshots is displayed. The novelty is that developers can specify that the content that has been copied is private – for example, a credit card number – so that it does not appear in this preview.
- Visual changes . Some tweaks to animations and interface elements, such as the gesture bar being thicker.
- Search shortcuts . When doing a search, shortcuts are added to repeat the search in YouTube, Maps, Google Play and mobile settings.
- Different language for each app . The option will now appear only for apps that support it.