Android 13 is finally here, and it’s a pretty minor update from Google. Well, we say simple, but that’s only in comparison to the sheer number of positive changes that were in Android 12 — plus Google’s policy of making improvements to Android apps over the course of a year once they’re ready. Android 13 is more of a tweak to the engine that powers your phone than anything else. But it’s still worth the excitement.
Tablet and foldable owners will see the most benefits, along with some updates to Material You to improve Android’s customizability. In fact, there is not much to say about Android 13. It is a very hidden update, and its value will only become clear in the months following its launch.
As for timelines, Google dropped Android 13 in August, with Pixels getting it first and the likes of Samsung and Oppo following soon after. Here’s when you can expect it to land on your phone.
What phones will get Android 13?
While not every smartphone maker has announced Android 13 availability plans yet, we expect Android 13 to be similar to Android 12, Android 11, and other earlier versions. Google’s Pixel phones were among the first to get the update, Samsung will follow shortly, and other brands will filter in over the coming months. Google says that Samsung Galaxy, Asus, HMD (Nokia phones), iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, Vivo, Xiaomi, and more will be rolling out their updates soon, though few brands have announced schedules. temporal.
Asus expect The updates will start in July, with the Zenfone 9 getting it around that time. The Zenfone 8 and ROG Phone 6 series will last until the end of March 2023, while the ROG Phone 5 is scheduled to get it before June.
ASUS phones are expected to get Android 13
- Zenfone 9
- Zenfone 8
- ROG Phone 6D, ROG Phone 6D Ultimate
- ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro
- ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 5s
Google has announced that all Pixel devices starting from the Pixel 4 will get Android 13. That means the Pixel 4, 4XL, 4a, 4a 5G, 5, 5a, 6, 6a, and 6 Pro. The 3a and 3a XL saw their final updates, while the 2018-2019 Models Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will be launched with Android 13 on board. On August 15, Google announced that Android 13 will be released for all supported Pixels, which indicates that updates will begin.
Samsung’s Android 13 update takes the form of One UI 5. The company’s latest Android version will see it include niceties like an expanded lock screen customization tool and “modes,” a take on iOS 16’s lock screen and focus modes respectively.
Samsung has also integrated all the features of Android 13, including an improvement in the materials it uses and a new privacy and security dashboard. Bixby Tell will come to answer your phone calls using text messages as well, though Samsung says it will arrive in 2023.
It’s still early days, but Samsung has been quickly rolling out Android 13 updates to its large stable phones. The Galaxy S20, S21, and S22 have started receiving updates in parts of Europe, including Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as reported by SamMobile. Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, Note 20, and A33 5G have all received Android 13 in no time. Then, the Galaxy Tab S8 updated to Android 13 as one of the first tablets running Google’s most optimized tablet operating system. With the beginning of December, many Samsung phones have been updated to Android 13, as all of the company’s main 2020, 2021, and 2022 models are running on the latest update.
While we expected every Samsung A-Series and S-Series phone released in the past four years to get One UI 5 and Android 13 very quickly, Samsung moved faster than expected. However, the company estimates that this series of updates will continue until February 2023.
Although Samsung’s rollout was particularly fast, the company says next year will be even faster as it closes the gap.
Samsung devices running Android 13
- Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra, and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G and Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
- Galaxy A33 5G
- Galaxy A52, A53 5G
- Galaxy A73, A72, A71
- Galaxy M52 5G
- Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro
Samsung devices will get Android 13
- Galaxy Quantum 3
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Tab S7 FE 5G
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy A Quantum and Galaxy A Quantum 2
- Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G
- Galaxy A42 5G
- Galaxy A32
- galaxy jump
- Galaxy Jump 2
- Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Galaxy Tab Active 3
- Galaxy Buddy 2, Galaxy Buddy
- Galaxy Wide 6 and Galaxy Wide 5
- Galaxy A23 and Galaxy A13
- Galaxy M12
- Galaxy Xcover 5
- Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro
HMD Global isn’t the best at delivering fast updates to Nokia phones anymore, but they used to be Android 13 developer preview testing for the rugged Nokia XR20. It is expected that this phone will be updated during the next year at least. The folks at Nokia Mob have also caught HMD Global testing Android 13 for their newly released X30 5G, as well as the G60 5G, X20, X10 and G50. These phones fall within two years of the company’s software support. Other Nokia phones that are expected to receive Android 13 will be added once the company clarifies its plans.
The Nothing Phone 1 will get the Android 13 update, but it won’t be anytime soon. The company confirmed it in a statement emailed to The Android Authority has announced that it plans to push the update before July 2023.
“We are always working hard to improve Phone 1 user experience. To ensure this, OS updates will be available for regular download. Regarding Android 13, this will be launched for Phone 1 users in the first half of 2023. Before release, we want to set the software upgrade with hardware “We’ll be sure to keep you updated with more information,” a Nothing’s spokesperson said.
According to the CEO Carl BA beta version will be available for testers before the end of 2022. Phone 1 users will not be able to get it after that.
OnePlus and Oppo
OnePlus announced Android 13 and OxygenOS 13 for OnePlus 8 and later models, as well as OnePlus Nord 2 and later. As of September 2022, OnePlus has started rolling out the stable version of OxygenOS 13 to the OnePlus 10 Pro.
The OnePlus 10T will get the update “later this year,” as will the Nord N200 and 8T+. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro started receiving the Android 13 update on November 10. Then, OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8T got their updates on November 15th.
On the other hand, parent company Oppo has been testing designs for Find N and Find X-series phones. She has it now rolled Stable release of ColorOS 13 to Find X5 Pro and Find X5. The Oppo Find X5 Pro will be available from September 15 in Australia, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, while the Find X5 has arrived in France and the United Arab Emirates. Other countries will be introduced in the future.
For the few people rocking a Sony Xperia smartphone, Sony has detailed its initial rollout plans for Android 13. On November 2, announced the Sony Xperia Twitter account It “brings the Android 13 update with the latest features” first to the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV. Updates rolled out soon after — featuring pretty much the same software experience you’ll find on any Pixel phone, and introducing or taking away some Google exclusives.