Today, we’re sharing a first look at the next release of Android, with the Android 13 Developer Preview 1. With Android 13 we’re continuing some important themes: privacy and security, as well as developer productivity. We’ll also build on some of the newer updates we made in 12L to help you take advantage of the 250+ million large screen Android devices currently running.
There’s actually quite a few cool features in here, some of which are long overdue – like a standard, system-wide photo and video picker for sharing. Share sheets in Android have become an utter mess, so any cleanup is very welcome here.
> With Android 13 we’re continuing some important themes: privacy and security,
I haven’t used stock Android in a while so I don’t know but, does Android allow you to block network access to any app on the system?
Because by default every app on Android is given full, unfiltered access to the internet to do anything it wants. Keyboards, clock apps, note taking apps, maps tracking apps… Any talk from Google about providing more “privacy” and “security” to users means nothing to me unless this feature exists.