Google recently unveiled Android 13 beta 2.1, so what’s new in this version? What is the list of phones supported by the new update from Google?!
The release of the Android 13 (Tramisu) update is officially approaching after all its details were announced at the Google Developers Conference in May 2022. Google launched the Android 13 beta 2 update with more new features and updates that it revealed inside this new beta update. Now, Google is releasing the Android 13 beta 2.1 update to add a number of solutions to the problems faced by some users who tried the update.
In this article, we review the solutions provided by Google in the Android 13 beta 2.1 update, in addition to reviewing the new features revealed by Google in the Android 13 beta 2 update, with the list of smartphones that will get Android 13 in the list of supported phones at the end of the article.
Android 13 beta 2.1
Google released the beta 2.1 update of Android 13 to solve some of the problems that appeared during the beta 2 experience. Google aims to bring the Android 13 update to a stable state in June 2022. It is expected that the update will remain in this beta state for a few weeks before its official launch. To compare with Android 12 last year, Google achieved system stability for Android 12 in August 2021, and it was officially launched in October of the same year.
Google fixed a bug where the list of suggestions would appear empty when typing in the search bar. It also fixed the problem of the phone suddenly turning off and back on when Hotspot was activated. Google also fixed an issue where the call tone would still be heard in the background during calls. In addition to the problem of the phone suddenly shutting down and restarting when exiting the Android Auto application for cars. Google also stated that it has added a number of system stability improvements.
As it appears from the details of the Android 13 beta 2.1 update, it does not contain new or decisive changes; Google issued it only to solve the problems that appeared during the experience of the previous update, which explains why it was given the number 2.1 instead of 3, for example.
The most important new features and features in Android 13 beta 2
Google released the beta 2 update of Android 13 in May 2022. This update contained a number of changes and new features. It seems from the new features that Google revealed regarding Android 13 at its annual developer conference that this version will improve the user experience significantly compared to the previous version.
Comprehensive search in the pixel interface
Google has restored the global search feature in the interface of the Pixel smartphone system. This feature uses the Google search bar in the system interface to search for anything inside the phone. This feature was first added in the Pixel 12 interface, but Google removed it in the Android 13 Beta 1 update. In the Beta 2 update, Google decided to return this feature again, but to search for applications installed on the system only, and Google may restore the feature completely at the official launch to update.
Dark mode scheduling
Google has added this new feature that will allow users to schedule the activation of dark mode in periods of sleep, in order to provide comfort for users who wake up in the middle of the night to use their smartphone for short periods of time in dim lighting. The system also allows the user to customize the sleep periods himself in Android 13 beta 2.1
Some other improvements
Google also added some other improvements to the system in Android 13 beta 2.1, such as self-emptying the copy folder after a period of time, and also raised the minimum to run the battery saving feature from 5% to 10%, in order to improve battery life. Google has also added some new improvements in the media player, by relocating some buttons (which are the skip buttons within the album, forward and backward) to be to the right of the playback bar for easy control.
Google also changed the shape of the widget to display battery details in the Android 13 beta 2.1 update. Previously, the widget space was divided into several boxes to include the phone battery as well as the batteries of other devices connected to it, such as wireless headphones. But in the beta 2 update, the widget now displays the phone’s battery in its entirety when there are no other devices connected to the phone, no matter that we find the old design better!
We also noticed the appearance of the feature of archiving Android applications that we talked about previously in the settings menu in Android 13 beta 2.1. To save space is to archive the application, not delete it, and in fact, this feature was present in the previous beta versions, but with a different name.
Other Features Coming to Android 13
Google published a clip on YouTube in which it talked about the most prominent features that will be revealed in the new Android update, some of those features we have already seen in beta versions and others are still being worked on, and the most prominent of these characteristics are the following:
Convert sending notifications to a permission that must be granted to apps first
Soon we will be able to grant permissions separately to applications in order to allow them to send notifications, this addition will be very useful and will prevent many annoying notifications that come to us from games, shopping applications, and others.
Solve the problem of going backwards when activating gestures
One of the most common problems when using gestures on Android systems is the way to go back, as we all know, for every going back you have to swipe from the edge of the screen – in case you are using the gestures that have been introduced since the Android 10 update -, but this may conflict with Applications that have a side menu “Hemberger menu” for example or any other feature that requires swiping from the edge of the screen as well, so we end up going back unintentionally instead of dragging the side menu as we explained earlier.
But starting with Android 13, Google started testing a new feature called “predictable back”, which minimizes an app window and shows the background to alert the user that it’s about to go back. Developers will be able to add this feature separately in their apps, but it will be generalized across all apps in Android 14.
List of phones supported by Android 13 update
As usual every year, Google releases a new version of Android to leave us with the expected question, will my phone receive this update? But this time, we have prepared an official list for you from all companies, to help you answer your question without having to wait in vain.. Here is the list of phones supported by the new update from Google!
Pixel phones (Pixel UI update – Android 13)
- Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
- Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
- Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a.
- Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL, and Pixel 4a (normal version and 5G version).
Samsung phones – Samsung (One UI 5.0 update – Android 13)
Galaxy S . series
- Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra.
- Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra.
- Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
- Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S20 FE, and Galaxy S10 Lite.
Galaxy Note Series – Note
- Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite.
Galaxy Z . series
- Galaxy Z Fold 3.
- Galaxy Z Flip 3.
- Galaxy Z Fold 2.
- Galaxy Z Flip 2.
- Galaxy Z Flip (the regular version and the 5G version).
Galaxy A . series
- Galaxy A72.
- Galaxy A52s and Galaxy A52 (regular version and 5G version).
- Galaxy A71 (the regular version, the 5G version and the 5G UW version).
- Galaxy A51 (the regular version, the 5G version and the 5G UW version).
- Galaxy A32 (the regular version and the 5G version).
- Galaxy A22 (the regular version and the 5G version).
Galaxy M . series
- Galaxy M62.
- Galaxy M42 5G.
- Galaxy M32 (the regular version and the 5G version).
- Galaxy M12.
Galaxy F . series
- Galaxy F62.
- Galaxy F52 5G.
- Galaxy F22.
- Galaxy F12.
Galaxy Tab Series – Tab
- Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8+ and Tab S8 Ultra.
- Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+.
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G.
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite.
Xiaomi phones (MIUI 14 update – Android 13)
Xiaomi Mix series
- Mi Mix 5 and Mix 5 Pro.
- Mi Mix 4.
Xiaomi Mi Series – Mi
- Mi 11X and Mi 11X Pro.
- Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra.
- Mi 11 Lite (4G version and 5G version).
- Mi 10s.
- Xiaomi 11T, Xiaomi 11T Pro, Xiaomi 11 Lite (5G NE), Xiaomi 11i.
- Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12X.
- Xiaomi iPad 5 and iPad 5 Pro.
- Xiaomi Mix Fold.
- Xiaomi Sify.
xiaomi redmi series
- Redmi K50 and Redmi K50 gaming and Redmi K50 gaming lite.
- Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Pro, Redmi K40 Pro+ and Redmi K40 Gaming.
- Redmi K30s Ultra.
- Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro (and 5G version) and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.
- Redmi Note 10s.
- Redmi Note 10T.
- Redmi Note 10 JE.
- Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 Pro, Redmi Note 11 Pro, and Redmi Note 11 Pro+.
- Redmi Note 11S.
- Redmi Note 11E Pro.
- Redmi Note 11T.
- Redmi Note 11 NFC.
- Redmi 10 and Redmi 10 Prime.
- Redmi Note 8 2021
Xiaomi Poco Series – POCO
- Poco F3 and Poco F3 GT.
- Poco X3 GT.
- Poco M3 Pro 5G.
- Poco X4 Pro 5G.
- Poco F4 Pro and Poco F4 GT.
- Poco M4 Pro.
Oneplus phones (OxygenOs 14 update – Android 13)
- OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
- OnePlus 9RT and OnePlus 9R.
- OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.
- The OnePlus 8T.
- Winplus Nord 2.
Oppo phones (ColorOS 13 update)
- Oppo Find X3 Pro.
- Oppo Reno 5 5G.
- Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G.
- Oppo Reno 7 and Reno 7 Pro.
- Oppo Reno 6 Pro.
Realme phones – Realme (Realme UI 4.0 update – Android 13)
- Realme GT Master.
- Realme Q3 Pro and Realme Q3i.
- Realme 7i.
- Realme Narzo 30 Pro.
- Realme GT 5G.
- Realme GT Neo 2.
- Realme X7 Pro and Realme X7 Max.
- Realme 9 Pro and 9 Pro Plus.
- Realme 9i.
Vivo phones (OriginOs 3.0 update – Android 13)
- Vivo X70 and Vivo X70 Pro.
Honor phones (EMIUI 14 update – Android 13)
- Honor Magic 3, Honor Magic 3 Pro, Honor Magic 3 Pro Plus.
Nokia phones (Android 13 update)
- Nokia X20.
- Nokia G20.
- Nokia G10.
LG phones (Android 13 update)
- LG Wing.
- LG Velvet.
- LG Velvet LTE.
This was the list of phones supported by the new Android update, which does not offer much as we noticed, so you should not worry if your phone is not on that list, provided that we update it in the event of any new reports.