138 – Google launches Android 13 for TVs; Here’s what new it brings


New Delhi: American technology giant Google has released the Android 13 OS for smart TVs. The latest software update for Google-powered TVs adds several new features, including better performance, more customizability, and UI tweaks. If you have an Android 12 smart TV, this update should arrive on your set in the coming weeks as well.

Smart TVs with Android 13 OS can recognize routing devices and support formats from the latest software versions prior to creating an AudioTrack. Ensure your games and streaming apps deliver the best audio quality when using an external speaker or soundbar.

Users can control certain parameters via the HDMI source device, such as resolution and refresh rate, depending on hardware capabilities. Additionally, Android 13 for smart TVs includes an improved power management system that reduces power usage when the device is in standby mode.

Improved user control over microphone access by making the hardware mute switch status available in the system privacy settings. Also, all new keyboard layout APIs that allow users to select different language layouts for external keyboards are additional features implemented by Google.

End-to-end encrypted RCS (Rich Communication Services) group chats are currently being tested by Google. Access will be available to select groups of individuals in the open beta program in the coming weeks.

Google says this feature makes one-to-one texts received via Google Messages more secure and private, as end-to-end encryption ensures that only the sender and recipient can see them. claims. In a blog post, Google says that RCS not only makes messaging more secure, but more fun.