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What apps support the new Android 13 media player [Updated]

Android 13’s most obvious UI change is a redesign of the lockscreen and notification shade media player. However, not all music, podcasts, and audio apps have been updated to support them yet, and here’s our running list of what controls have been modernized. Original 8/18: The Android 13 media controls start with a new size that’s taller than what was on Android 12. (There’s a compact…
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Google releases Android 13 Beta 2 for Pixel phones

With the wider consumer preview starting earlier than usual this year, Android 13 Beta 2 is now here at I/O 2022 just over two weeks after the last update for Pixel phones. Beta 2 is an “incremental Beta-quality release” before the Platform Stability milestone next…
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Android 13 adds native support for flashlight brightness, here’s how it works [Video]

For years now, iPhones and even Samsung’s Android smartphones have supported the ability to adjust the brightness of the LED flashlight on the back of your phone. Now, in Android 13, Google is finally delivering this ability to adjust flashlight brightness natively, and we’ve been able to try it out. Google has added two new APIs to Android 13. “getTorchStrengthLevel” and…
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