Android 13 “Tiramisu” configured to improve battery management, language settings per app and activation notifications

Something to look forward to: Google’s first developer preview of Android 13, codenamed “Tiramisu,” is still a few months away, but recently leaked screenshots suggest several usability and quality-of-life improvements are on the way. come as part of the next big release. Notably, Google is also bringing a new credit-based system for apps to optimize battery usage.

Android 12’s visual overhaul with Google’s Material You design language means that the next release will mostly be a case of improvements and features under the hood. We can probably expect the first Android 13 developer preview to drop by February, however, leaked screenshots of an early version shared by XDA developers detail some of the features Google is currently working on.

One of them is the ability to set a language for individual apps, a benefit for multilingual users who can, for example, set their shopping / grocery app to their local language without affecting the rest of the system. .

While some apps currently support multiple languages ​​in their own settings, Android 13’s native per-app implementation is part of Google’s “Panlingual” feature which will likely be used a lot more once it becomes available.

Another upcoming feature is the addition of execute permissions to app notifications to reduce spam and less distraction. Android already has a robust system for handling notifications by priority and type, and can block them outright as well.

However, this new implementation suggests a simpler but more powerful approach for affected users, which allows them to enable / disable app notifications in the same way as other permissions like camera, location or the microphone.

As the ever-present concern of battery life continues to be addressed with higher capacity packs, Google aims to bring another battery optimization software feature called “The Android Resource Economy” or TARE. .

This feature essentially balances app usage with battery life by using existing Android APIs and services to assign credits to apps based on battery level.

In addition to the active and passive battery preservation measures already in place, TARE could potentially lead to longer delays between charges, as developers further optimize their applications (or are motivated) to use these credits effectively, reducing the cost of doing so. energy consumption.

Android users can look forward to more interesting new discoveries, as the first developer preview of the codename Tiramisu nears its release in mid-February.

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