If you’re the kind of Android user who checks every app permission, stays informed about every new feature, and is genuinely interested in app split screen, then you have to go read this detailed explanation of the changes to expect in Android 13 Later this year. This is a complete and organized changelog – with a table of contents – of the Unreleased Android 13 Developer Preview 2 and reads as if it were an official internal guide for all changes.
This carefully documented Android 13 changelog is written by none other than the former XDA Developers editor Mishaal Rahman – who last year uncovered the technical reason why Microsoft Teams and Android 12 caused an emergency call to fail. You might even catch a foreshadowing of future products that Google appears to be working on – like a rumored Nest Hub and other tablets that are hinted at a USB API change and code for common “hub” mode functionality to allow multiple people to use apps on the same device.
USB HAL is updated to 2.0, adding a limitPowerTransfer system API and support for USB audio docks. Yet another change aimed at improving the tablet experience anchored amid rumors that the 2022 Nest Hub will be moving to this form factor.https://t.co/IJvYMscAH8
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) April 14, 2022
You know who you are: a tinkerer, a developer, a programmer for the Microsoft Teams Android app, or maybe just a UI connoisseur – that’s why you should read this deep dive so that it not much left to surprise you when the update officially rolls out. The guide will also cover the changes for Android TV and Android Automotive if you’re into that. And Rahman is not done with the guide: there is a play-by-play on Twitter it helps guide you through the deep dive, and it will be continually updated as new changes arrive.