android 13 It was released a while ago, but as usual within the ecosystem generated around Google’s mobile operating system, its arrival on devices is slow, and that is when it arrives, since smartphones usually have a short life official utility by its manufacturers. There is always the possibility of continuing to use the device without support or passing it to a custom ROM, but the aggressive policy of planned obsolescence of the vast majority of manufacturers is a total shame, which has led to high fragmentation.
Having the most recent version of the software is necessary to have the best levels of security thanks to the fact that the latest patches are received in that regard. In addition, the successive versions of Android have been introducing more and better measures on this front to give the user more control, apart from at least opening the door to forcing the use of resilience mechanisms for cases in which the update of the system fails.
In fact, if something characterizes Android 13 are the improvements it has incorporated in terms of security, privacy and resilience, so it doesn’t hurt to look for a device that has it pre-installed or will receive it safely. However, what are the smartphones that are sold with Android 13 or at least have already received it via OTA? That is precisely what we are going to answer in this post.
We are going to look at the house of the operating system to begin with, and that is that Pixel smartphones are usually good candidates to receive the latest version of Android. Google no longer supports the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a models, so on those devices you will have to resort to a ROM. Otherwise, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6a have received Android 13.
Samsung, which is still the visible head of top-of-the-range Android smartphones despite the fact that Chinese manufacturers clearly dominate the lower ranges, has supplied or will soon supply Android 13 with its own customization layer, One UI 5.0, to devices Galaxy S21, Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy A53.
It seems that the South Korean giant has been serious about keeping its devices up to date, since the amount that will receive the latest version of Google’s operating system is considerable, with several Galaxy Tab models that will arrive during the course of this month and some Galaxy A and Galaxy M lines that will arrive during the first quarter of 2023.
Chinese manufacturer vivo already has two devices running Android 13 via Origin OS Ocean: vivo iQOO 11 and viva iQOO Neo7. Google has confirmed that it is working with its OEMs to presumably bring Android 13 to many devices during the remainder of 2022, including those from manufacturers such as Asus, HMD/Nokia, Motorola, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, vivo and Google. Xiaomi.
Of course, although the list may be long, the reality is that there are more manufacturers on the market and let alone devices, which rarely receive more than two years of updates at most. Having the latest version of Android or at least using a supported (and quality) ROM is very necessary to keep devices safe, however, it is obvious that a significant percentage of manufacturers are looking for the smartphone to last as little as possible so you can buy another one as soon as possible.