The new beta version of Android makes fun of spatial audio and clear calls; Pixel Tablet also mentioned

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According to a series of tweets posted by Esper senior technical editor Mishaal Rehman, Google is working on some new features for his upcoming Pixel Feature Drop update. Rehman also points out some features rumored to have been missed in the Android 13 QPR1 Beta update with the Google Play system’s October 2022 update. One of the most notable features included in the Android 13 QPR1 beta update is the reference to Google Pixel tablets.

Android 13 QPR1 Beta is out, providing a preview of the upcoming Pixel Feature Drop update. Google is currently working on improving the operating system, and it has been suggested that the update will bring more features and will eventually be rolled out to the masses. We make it available for testing on compatible smartphones to make sure the feature works correctly. Android 13 is now available on all supported Pixel phones.

Highlights

  • This feature is now supported by some of his Apple devices. Additionally, there seems to be a new toggle in Developer Options called “Enable Bluetooth LE Audio”. Rehman said the feature can only be enabled if the device supports his LE audio. With his Android 13 QPR1 beta update he found in his Bluetooth audio his codec selection he also found codecs available from Opus (and LC3). This is probably he’s for the BT Classic audio stream, the developer says.

  • Rehman cites developer He Kuba Wojciechowski teasing Wojciechowski’s supposed Google Pixel tablet (rumored to be a detachable hybrid Nest hub) and a tablet that works while charging. He says he found two animations. His second key feature of the Android 13 QPR1 beta update is the presence of spatial audio. This is a technology that captures an audio signal and applies directional audio filters to create a more immersive soundscape on compatible devices.

According to the Android 13 QPR1 beta update, Google is also working on a feature called “Clear Calling” that aims to reduce background noise during calls. Although it claims to work “on most cellular networks,” Rehman said it “cannot be used for Wi-Fi calling,” and call content “will not be sent to Google.” There’s a new “Trust Center” that’s nothing more than a unified security and privacy setting. There’s no mention of the Pixel 6 Pro’s alleged Face Unlock feature. Additionally, with Android 13, you’ll see your device’s warranty (which may be a Google Pixel-only feature) and performance-based “battery health” information.

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