Android 13: Google has rolled out Android 13 to Google Pixel Smartphones

Install Android 13 in your smartphone

Android 13 is available to download and install now, as long as you have a compatible Android device. 

Google released the first Android 13 developer beta in February, followed by the first public beta of Android 13  in April. In June, the tech giant dropped the Android beta. The fourth and final 13 - and now the official version of Android 13  is finally here. 

Android 13 brings a number of new features to Android, including a redesigned Material You with an automatic color scheme based on your wallpaper, a toggle that blocks third-party apps from accessing the camera, and your microphone, end-to-end encryption for group chats, and a  clipboard function common between different devices. 

If you want to use Android 13 as soon as possible, here is a list of  Android phones that support the latest software updates and how to download and install new software. 

Which Android phones support Android 13?

For now, the Android phones that can run Android 13 are limited to recent Pixel models, including the:

  • Pixel 4
  • Pixel 4 XL
  • Pixel 4A
  • Pixel 4A (5G)
  • Pixel 5
  • Pixel 5A
  • Pixel 6
  • Pixel 6A
  • Pixel 6 Pro

Later this year, Android 13 will roll out to other devices from Samsung Galaxy, Asus, HMD (Nokia phones), iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, Vivo,  Xiaomi, and more.

How to download and install Android 13 on your phone

To download and install Android 13 on your Pixel phone, first, make sure your phone is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network and plugged into the main power source. The battery must be charged at least 50%  for over-the-air (OTA) updates to work. 

To start installing Android 13, launch the Settings app. You may have apps right on your home screen, but if you don't, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access your app drawer and scroll through your apps until you see them. where you find Settings. 

Next, scroll down and tap System > System Update. If an update is available, it will load here in a few seconds. If not, tap Check for updates. Also, make sure your device has enough storage space to download and install the update, or you won't be able to continue. Usually, the update file size is several GB. 

 Finally, tap the green Download and Install button at the bottom right. The Android 13 system will then start downloading and installing, which may take up to 20-30 minutes, depending on the size and condition of your phone. After your phone reboots, you'll be running Android 13. 

 Note: If you haven't seen the Android 13 update yet, don't worry. As long as you have a compatible Pixel phone, you should get it - it can take a while to arrive.

Installing Android 13 on your device