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Despite the fact that a good part of Android phones do not yet have Android 12, Google is already distributing the Android 13 developer preview. It is a version in which we are going, little by little, watching the news that will reach the final systemand yesterday it was released the second Developer Preview.

With it, come some of the most relevant changes in recent years to the system, although they may go unnoticed. Have new permissions in androidwe can control sensitive permissions in one touch and even sweep background processes off the map from the status bar.

Android 13 comes with more changes than expected

permissions

The Developer Preview are small cumulative updates that are not usually accompanied by big news, but this DP2 has its juice. First of all, we now have a toggle that allows us control all sensitive permissions in a unified way. We talk about camera, microphone and location permissions.

Android 13 has a new setting to control sensitive permissions from a single pane

If we do not want the apps to be able to use these permissions, even if at some point we have granted them, we will only have to click on the new direct access to ‘Security’, from where we can revoke the permissions of the entire system.

Permission Notifications Android 13

Secondly, comes a new permission to Android: the notifications permission. Until now, apps could send notifications by default as soon as they were installed. As of this version, you will have to give them permission in the pop up that will appear as soon as we install the app.

For the first time in Android we can close applications that are closing in the background from the status bar

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But the star here is the new possibility to control background processes. To make an application stop working, until now you had to go to settings, list of applications, and from the page of the app itself, authorize the closing of it. Now, from the status bar itself, the apps in the background will be shown, being able to close them in a single touch.

A battery of new permissions

Permit Manager

Android 13 also comes with a battery of new permissions. The system now has ‘Music and other audio files’ permission, ‘Photos and videos’ permission, ‘Nearby devices’ and ‘Files and documents’ permission.

The end of these new permits is to have even more control over the behavior of apps, breaking down its operation and being able to control it through the permissions manager. Similarly, the system will warn us when an app spends too much batteryso we will have it easier to close it.

Finally, Android 13 becomes even more restrictive with the permission that allows apps to read the state of the phone. With Android 13 the amount of data sent to apps is restricted through this permission.

Despite the fact that a good part of Android phones do not yet have Android 12, Google is already distributing…

Despite the fact that a good part of Android phones do not yet have Android 12, Google is already distributing…

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