Now in Android: 65 – Android 13 Beta 4, Jetpack Compose 1.2 stable, Wear OS, and more!
Welcome to Now in Android, your ongoing guide to what’s new and notable in the world of Android development. Today, we’re covering updates on Android 13 Beta 4, Predictive back gestures, Jetpack Compose, Wear OS, Text gradients, Large screens, System UI, and more!
We’re just a few weeks away from the official release of Android 13! Meanwhile, we published the last Beta for your testing and development. We reached Platform Stability at Beta 3, so all app-facing surfaces are final, including SDK and NDK APIs, app-facing system behaviors, and restrictions on non-SDK interfaces. With these and the latest fixes and optimizations, Beta 4 gives you everything you need to complete your testing.
Take a look at the blog post for everything you need to check and test. Watch for information on the official Android 13 launch coming in the weeks ahead! Until then, feel free to continue sharing your feedback through our hotlists for platform issues, app compatibility issues, and third-party SDK issues.