With Google’s latest Android 13 Developer Preview, you may turn off notifications even before they begin to appear!

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It’s coming to a phone near you: the Android 13 Developer Preview 2! Image courtesy of Florence Ion/Gizmodo

techno.rentetan.com – With only two developer previews left before Android 13 goes into beta, this is likely to be the final one. Android 13’s second developer preview is currently available for download. For those who haven’t had a chance to see the first preview of Google’s next-generation operating system, this one isn’t quite as full-featured as the previous one was.

Android 13’s ability to disable alerts before they occur is one of the most intriguing features of this software release. When targeting the new operating system, apps are going to ask for your permission before allowing them to access your data. Apps that have been installed on your device are going to ask if you’d like alerts from them or not.

The new Android 13 asks if you want to get notifications before installing a new app. The image is courtesy of Google.

Android 13’s ability to disable alerts before they occur is one of the most intriguing features of this software release. When targeting the new operating system, apps are going to ask for your permission before allowing them to access your data. Apps that have been installed on your device are going to ask if you’d like alerts from them or not.

As part of Android 13, enhancements to word and phrase wrapping will be made for Japanese speakers. For languages that require phonetic input, Android will also handle the translation. In the case of Japanese speakers, for example, the search box will convert and autocomplete a search word entered in simplified Hiragana to Kanji and provide results. Before, Japanese users had to manually translate Hiragana to Kanji in another app before accessing the search engine.

Non-Latin characters, such as Tamil, Burmese, Telugu, and Tibetan, are also easier to read under the operating system. Improved line-height adaption will ensure that important characters are not chopped off from the screen.

New tools for developers are included in every developer preview. The ability to lower previously granted permissions following a software upgrade has now been made available to app developers. For example, if an app no longer needs access to your location data, this will ensure that it doesn’t have it.

Support for Bluetooth LE audio will be incorporated in to Android 13 Now, Android devices can both share and listen to public broadcasts using Bluetooth LE, which replaces traditional wireless technology in mobile phones and tablets. Developers that write their apps for Android 13 will be able to take use of the new capabilities of this standard.

Last but not least, Android 13 introduces MIDI 2.0 support. If you’re scratching your head as to what this implies, know this: it makes it easier to connect music-making accessories to your Android smartphone.. Musicians who use Android may be excited by Google’s plans to resurrect the tablet as a part of its ecosystem. There is no guarantee that this will transform an Android 13 tablet into a music-making wunderkind like Apple’s iPad, but Support for MIDI 2.0 is already available on the iPad.

There will likely be one more developer preview before Android 13 gets into beta, based on Google’s release schedule for Android 13. The formal beta is expected to be released in April at the earliest. By the end of June 2022, Google hopes to have Android 13 stable enough to ship.