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Android 13 Beta 3 is now available with ‘Platform Stability’



Android 13 Beta 3 is now available with 'Platform Stability'

Android 13 Beta 3 is now available, bringing the software to a new milestone known as Platform Stability. 

This indicates that Android 13 is nearing completion, bringing us to the last step before the stable version of Android 13 is released.

The third beta of Android 13 has been released

All app-facing behaviours and APIs, including the official API Level 33 SDK and NDK APIs, are now final, thanks to Platform Stability for Android 13. 

As a result, developers can confidently release their compatible updates. However, as one would expect, this update does not provide any new functionality.

The third beta of Android 13 also enables app developers to complete all final compatibility testing for their applications. 

According to Google, developers should consider various aspects while running these tests. You may read more about the specifics here.

Beta 3 also includes a few bug fixes and enhancements for users. This includes improvements to copy-paste and fixes for a display issue that caused a green tint when a supported phone was unlocked with a fingerprint scanner while Always-on-Display was enabled. 

It also addresses the problem that causes the Pixel Launcher to crash on Pixel smartphones when sliding through the all applications search result page.

The third beta of Android 13 is now live, and those who have previously signed up for Android 13 will get an OTA update. Those interested in enrolling can do so right now.

Google is expected to release another beta update in July, ahead of the official release of Android 13 in a few months. Later this year, the stable Android 13 release is scheduled. 

For those who are unaware, Android 13 does not have any big new features. However, with new notification permissions, a picture picker, per-app language support, and more, it hopes to improve the whole experience. 

Several privacy and security features have been added as well. For more information, see our report on the main Android 13 features.