With its “Monet” engine, Android 12 made its first steps in Material You’s design language with dynamic theming of system UI elements. It applies the wallpaper’s primary color to UI components like buttons, toggles, and sliders.
According to reports, Google will expand dynamic theming to all app icons in Android 13. It will allow developers to create icons that adapt dynamically to the Material You style and color palette. In Android 13, Google adds a new system photo picker that looks like the iPhone’s file selection panel. Users can choose to share only certain photos and videos with applications that request access to the gallery. The functionality makes it easier to share only the necessary information with apps that need broad access to sensitive user data.
In contrast, Android 13 introduces a new Wi-Fi permission that reduces the amount of location data used. In order to add toggles to the notification shade, a new Quick Settings placement API will display a dialog box.
In Android 13, Google adds a new system photo picker that resembles the iPhone’s file selection panels. Users can share just certain photos and videos with applications that require gallery access. The feature allows apps that want to access sensitive user data to share only the necessary information on a large scale.
Additionally, Android 13 introduces a new Wi-Fi permission that reduces the use of location data. A new Quick Settings placement API displays a dialogue box when apps wish to add toggles to the notification shade. Google plans to deploy Android 13 beta versions in March or April, with releases testing platform stability following in June.
Android 13 Developer Preview 1 will be available for the Pixel 6 series, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, and Pixel 4 smartphones for the time being. We recommend you avoid this early build if you own one of these devices because many of the features and APIs described above have not been deployed and the build is only for developers to get their apps ready for Android 13.