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The complete list of smartphones that support Android 13

Photo: DANIEL CONSTANTE (Shutterstock)

Photo: DANIEL CONSTANTE (Shutterstock)

When you update your smartphone to Android 13, you’ll discover new features and changes like textures supported by third-party app icons, the ability to instantly disable app notifications, and scheduling a dark mode at bedtime, among a host of other options. Of course, to experience these new Android 13 features, you need to install the update, and unfortunately, not all Android phones can handle Android 13 at the moment (some of them will never).

Why do some phones take so long to get Android 13?

Android is a unique operating system. Google is developing it, including its new updates, but the Google version is not the one that appeared on most phones. After Google creates a new version of Android (such as Android 13), smartphone manufacturers create king A version of this update is called the skin. For example, Samsung makes “One UI,” OnePlus makes “OxygenOS,” and Asus makes “ZenUI” just to highlight a few.

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All of these skins modify Android to suit specific devices and ecosystems, but they are all based on the same base Android version. OneUI 5.0 and OxygenOS 13 are two variants of Android 13 and all the new features that Google includes.

While Google has made hard efforts in recent years to improve Android adoption across many smartphone manufacturers, it’s still painfully slow. The only surefire way to get the latest version of Android once it comes out is to buy the Pixel, Google’s own line of phones.

Google Pixel phones that support Android 13

Google’s list of supported Pixel devices isn’t poor, but it’s turning off some phones with other capabilities. The company no longer supports the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a, which means that these devices will not see Android 13. However, the devices we have Pixel 4 or later are still in the game:

  • Pixel 4

  • Pixel 4 XL

  • Pixel 4a phone

  • Pixel 4a 5G

  • Pixel 5

  • Pixel 5a 5G

  • Pixel 6

  • Pixel 6 Pro

  • Pixel 6a phone

Samsung Galaxy devices that support Android 13 (OneUI 5.0)

Samsung is second only to Google in adopting Android. The company releases new versions of Android relatively quickly, although there is a waiting period when judging them against the pixels. Samsung is also prioritizing its newer smartphones to get the latest Android updates, although previous generations of Galaxy may become compatible with the update in the future.

This month, Samsung introduced OneUI 5.0 to several of its recent smartphones, including:

  • Galaxy S22

  • Galaxy S22 +

  • Galaxy S22 Ultra

  • Galaxy S21

  • Galaxy S21 +

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra

  • Galaxy Note 20

  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

  • Galaxy S20

  • Galaxy S20 +

  • Galaxy S20 Ultra

However, there is a long list of Galaxy devices that will soon receive OneUI 5.0. The latest Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold devices should get the update this month, while a lot of Samsung’s Galaxy A and Galaxy M series devices will receive the update sometime between December and April.

Vivo iQOO (Origin OS Ocean)

Vivo does not sell the iQOO line in the US, but it does. Do You now have two devices running Android 13, with Origin OS Ocean:

  • Vivo iQOO 11

  • Long live iQOO Neo7

That’s it for now)

Unfortunately, this is the full list of supported Android 13 phones as is. Like I said, Android phones are slow to adopt new updates, so the list is small, but it’s growing. Samsung only started updating its phones this month, and OnePlus is currently beta testing of OxygenOS 13 for its range of phones.

Google has also confirmed that other Android device manufacturers are working on bringing Android 13 to their devices this year. The list includes Asus, HMD (Nokia phones), Motorola, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, vivo and Xiaomi.

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