We already have a glimpse of Android 13 Tiramisu. Even though Google is expected to release a Developer Preview of Android 13 in early 2022, a leaked build has reached out to the world.
XDA Developers have already gone through this early build of Android 13 and unearthed some new features.
While it is not known as to whether all these features will make it to ethe first developer preview and eventually to the final build next year, they do provide a good insight into how Android wants to manage apps and resources going forward.
Some of the features found in the leaked early build of Android 13.
With Android 13, users and app developers will be able to set languages for a specific app. So far, if you want to see an app in Hindi, for example, you had to change the entire language settings of the phone before you get your desired language. Android 13 will allow an app to show in a specific language while the rest of the phone sticks to another language universally. For example, you can have WhatsApp displayed in Hindi while the phone sticks to English.
Similar to privacy permissions for apps, Android 13 could make apps ask you permission to show notifications. This will allow for a lesser cluttered notification panel. Hence, if you do not want to see spam notifications from your phone's native web browser, you can simply disable permissions for notifcations instead of disabling/uninstalling the app completely.
This feature makes apps compete for getting resources done based on the battery level. TARE stands for “Android Resource Credits” and will give the OS more power over how the apps are handled. “Google will be “awarding” credits to apps based on how depleted the battery is, and apps can then use these credits as “payments” for the opportunity to perform tasks. Essentially, Google will be setting limits to how many tasks an app can schedule through JobScheduler and AlarmManager depending on the battery level and the needs of the app,” says the XDA report.
Lastly, the lockscreen layout can be altered in Android 13 Tiramisu. Android 12 introduced a new style of lockscreen clock widget with bigger and bolder numerals. When notifications arrive, the clock widget goes back to a smaller single-line widget. Android 13 will let users choose whether they want to see the single-line clock widget permanently on the lockscreen. These are still the early days of Android 13 leaks and we will get to know more as the days go by.