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Deployment of Android 13 for developers has begun; when will your phone receive it: A rough estimate of the timeframe

Google has published the first Android 13 developer preview. While many handsets have yet to receive the Android 12 update, Google has already begun testing the forthcoming version of Android. Google promises a lot more in the future update while focusing on “privacy and security, as well as developer productivity.”

Better Material You-themed icons, new language controls, a new picture picker, updated Wi-Fi authorization, and other enhancements are included in the future Android OS. The early preview of Android 13 is intended for developers rather than general consumers. So, if you are thrilled about this Android version, you should at least wait for the beta version.


The search giant has previously disclosed the Android 13 release roadmap to assist developers to understand when the next operating system will be accessible to the public. Initially, the firm will offer two developer previews of Android 12 in February and March. It will then begin rolling out the beta version in April.

According to Google, the stable version of Android 13 is scheduled to be ready by July. Android 13 might be released to additional Android device manufacturers as early as August. As a result, non-Pixel users may anticipate the release in September or October of this year.


Google has previously verified the list of devices that will receive future software updates. The Pixel 6 will be eligible for Android upgrades and security fixes until October 2024, while the Pixel 5a 5G will be eligible until August 2024. After November 2023, Google will discontinue software support for the Pixel 4a (5G).

This year, the Pixel 3a will receive its final software update in May, while the Google Pixel 4 series will no longer receive upgrades after October. Those who possess a Pixel 5 should be aware that software upgrades will be available until October 2023.