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Earlier this week, Google officially released Android 13. While Pixel devices are always the first to receive the latest version of Android, other smartphone manufacturers often struggle to update their devices to the latest version of Android. However, this time some companies like vivo, Oppo and Xiaomi have announced their plans to upgrade to Android 13. Here is a quick look at the smartphone manufacturers who are already working on Android 13 for their devices and which devices will get the upgrade first.
Realme is one of the first smartphone manufacturers to officially launch the Android 13 Early Access program. Starting August 4, Realme GT 2 Pro users will be able to sign up for the beta testing process in batches. While you can apply for the Android 13 Early Access program, only a limited number of people will be eligible for beta testing. Realme also did not specify if and when the update will be available.
OnePlus announced OxygenOS 13 based on ColorOS codebase along with OnePlus 10T. OnePlus’ latest look introduced several new features and a new design language called ‘Aquamorphic’, inspired by water and nature. OxygenOS 13 will arrive first on the OnePlus 10 Pro, followed by the OnePlus 10T. But they didn’t share any timelines on when OxygenOS 13 will be available.
OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 9RT and OnePlus 10R will get Android 13 update. OxygenOS 13 will also come to OnePlus Nord 2, OnePlus Nord 2T, OnePlus Nord CE, OnePlus Nord CE 2 and OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite.
The South Korean phone maker announced the One UI 5 open beta program for the Galaxy S22 series a few weeks ago. While One UI 5 brings a lot of new features and other changes, only those living in the United States, Germany, and South Korea will be eligible. If you live in an unsupported area, Samsung says it will launch a beta program in the coming months. It looks like Samsung is working really hard to update its devices to Android 13, with the One UI 5 beta starting a month earlier than the One UI 4 beta.
The Chinese phone maker recently announced the Android 13-based MIUI beta for the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro. While India is one of the biggest markets for the company, MIUI 13 beta based on Android 13 is currently unavailable in the country. There is no information on what the MIUI 13 beta will offer. The company also did not share any time frame when it will be available in other regions.
Vivo has also announced that it will start the Android 13 preview program from August 23. Currently, only Vivo X80 Pro users are eligible for the preview program. There is also no word yet on what features Android 13 will bring.
Oppo recently launched the global version of ColorOS 13 based on Android 13. The company’s latest skin has the same Aquamorphic design as OxygenOS 13 and brings some new features like Meeting Assistant, Dynamic Computing Engine, Multi-screen Connect and more customization options for Always-On Display .
Although ColorOS 13 will initially be available for the Find X5 Pro and Find X5, the smartphone maker said it will roll out the update to more than 35 devices within a year.