Google has made available the “Android 13 Security Update Notes” along with the August 2022 security bulletin, and they indicate that the upcoming major release of the mobile operating system will happen in September.
We anticipate the next August security patch to be accessible for Pixel smartphones in a few days, as it is at the beginning of every month. While the most recent update is being sent to its Pixel smartphones, Google has put an unexpected “Android 13 Security Release Notes” on the Android Security Bulletins page, where it typically publishes monthly bulletins.
The month of September and the launch of Android 13 on AOSP are both mentioned in the notes. The default security patch level for Android 13 as it is made available on AOSP is 2022-09-01. This indicates that the stable version of Android 13 will make use of the September security patch, and as a result, it might debut on devices other than only the Pixel 4 series as early as next month. Google may, however, delay rolling out the upgrade to its Pixels until after the deployment on AOSP.
Since the first public beta of Android 13 became accessible in April of last year, users of Pixel smartphones have been able to test it out. The new version of Google’s operating system should finally be made accessible to everyone in stable form in just a few weeks after several months of repeated updates, with the most recent beta 4.1 update issued only a few days ago. Everything points to Google releasing the stable version by September 2022, just in time for the October release of the new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro.
Google is therefore running ahead of schedule this year compared to usual. Recall that Android 12 was introduced in October 2021. Other smartphone brands could also swiftly benefit from it, including Samsung’s Galaxy S22, which is frequently among the first to receive the upgrade. In the interim, Google has finally made Pixel 6a beta versions of Android 13 accessible.