Android 13 could prevent you from being spammed by notifications

(Pocket-lint) – The first details of Google’s next major smartphone software update have emerged and seem to indicate that Android 13 will handle pesky notifications.

In Android 13 – codenamed “Tiramisu” – it looks like every app will need to offer notifications as an activation feature when you install it, rather than just having them turned on by default.

The clue in the code was discovered by XDA developers who found execute permission for “post notifications”, which suggests that apps will need to ask you first if they can send notifications or not.

This means that notifications could be some of the first contextual permissions to configure the app, such as allowing the app to access your camera, mic, and location details.

Another new addition discovered shows the ability to choose a language per app. So if you want to read all of your news and browse the web in Spanish, but use an app like WhatsApp or Telegram to communicate primarily in English, you can have each app in its own language.

Finally, it looks like Android 13 will also allow users to change the appearance of the lock screen clock. This isn’t a major change, but it will mean having a big clock in the center of the screen won’t be the only option.

Given that we are almost a year away from the official release of Android 13, there is still a possibility that these new features will not be here when they are finally available to the public.

Also, with the first preview for developers likely being a few months away, they might not even be in this first developer beta. Plans change and software features often appear and then disappear between development and final release.

Written by Cam Bunton. Originally published on .

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