As the first users can report at the beginning of the new week, the Galaxy S21 series from Samsung is now receiving updates with the new One UI 5 and Android 13. German users also report receiving the update. Apparently the update server has been activated.
A few hours later, it was announced that Samsung is also offering the Galaxy S20 and Note 20.
This is new in Android 13
The new Android version is less comprehensive than its predecessor. Instead, Google tried to improve and extend some of the existing features. For example, MaterialU’s Dynamic Color has many more color palettes. But things like a media player will also be improved in Quick Settings and even a QR code scanner will be integrated directly into the system!
Google limits external apps’ access to files and media, expands data protection/privacy functions, no longer allows apps to automatically deliver notifications, better controls the clipboard, allows other languages on a per-app basis, and improves multitasking. There are some innovations for the Pixel Launcher as well.
Android 13 is the launch of Google Wallet, bringing the game dashboard to non-Google Pixel devices. Additionally, seamless synchronization between your devices is planned. If you copy something to your phone, it’s immediately available on your tablet. Bluetooth LE is fully integrated and spatial audio is supported.
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