Google today announced the availability of Android 13 Beta 3, which includes the final developer APIs and app-facing behaviors.
“The third Beta of Android 13 takes us into the final phase of our cycle where we’re focusing on polish and performance,” Google vice president Dave Burke writes in the announcement post. “With Android 13, we’ve built on our core themes of privacy and security, developer productivity, and tablet and large screen support.”
More to the point, Android 13 reaches Platform Stability with Beta, which means that the developer APIs and all app-facing behaviors, including the official API Level 33 SDK and NDK APIs, are now final.
“There’s a lot to explore in Android 13, from privacy features like the new notification permission and photo picker, to productivity features like themed app icons and per-app language support, as well as modern standards like HDR video, Bluetooth LE Audio, and MIDI 2.0 over USB,” Burke explains. “We’ve also extended the newer updates we made in 12L, giving you better tools to take advantage of the 270+ million tablet and large screen devices in active use.”
Those interested in testing Android 13 Beta 3 will need a supported Pixel handset, which includes the Pixel 4 series and newer, or a select handset from several of Google’s hardware partners. You can enroll your device in the beta via the Android website to get updated over the air.