Last Updated Mar 23, 2022 —
Continuous Testing is proud to announce that our Continuous Testing solution is the first in the market to support testing on Android 13 (Developer Preview). Our Android team worked around the clock to facilitate the support of Android 13 DP. As a result, our customers can test their mobile applications on Android 13 at their earliest convenience.

Supporting new Android versions as soon as they are released is a key capability that we have reinforced for many years and it is one that enables our customers to prepare their apps for the GA version, with plenty of time to spare.

Support for Android 13 (DP) includes the following capabilities:

  • Manual Testing
  • Appium Test Execution
  • Appium Test Creation
  • Mobile UX Performance

Here is what you should know about Android 13 (DP) release:

  • New System Photo Picker – Android 13 includes a new photo picker experience. When your app launches the photo picker, users select specific images and videos to share with your app, such as profile pictures, instead of giving your app access to view the entire media library.
  • Quick Settings placement API – Quick Settings in the notification shade is a convenient way for users to change settings or take quick actions without leaving the context of an app. For apps that provide custom tiles, we’re making it easier for users to discover and add their tiles to Quick Settings. Using a new tile placement API, your app can now prompt the user to directly add your custom tile to the set of active Quick Settings tiles. A new system dialog lets the user add the tile in one step, without leaving your app, rather than having to go to Quick Settings to add the tile.
  • Themed app icons – Starting with Android 13, users can opt into themed app icons. With this feature, app icons in supported Android launchers are tinted to inherit the coloring of the user’s chosen wallpaper and other themes.
  • Battery Resource Utilization – Android 13 introduces the following battery-preserving measures:
  • Foreground Services (FGS) Task Manager – Android 13 allows users to stop foreground services from the notification drawer, regardless of target SDK version. This new affordance, called the FGS Task Manager, shows a list of apps that are currently running a foreground service. Learn more about the FGS Task Manager.
  • Bluetooth LE Audio support – Low Energy (LE) Audio is the next-generation wireless audio built to replace Bluetooth classic and enable new use cases and connection topologies. It will allow users to share and broadcast their audio to friends and family, or subscribe to public broadcasts for information, entertainment, or accessibility.

Below is the Continuous Testing cloud interface, showing an Android 13 (DP) device available for manual interaction and automation capabilities. Continuous Testing (formerly Experitest) was the first to support iOS 15 Beta and we are already working hard to be the first to support other Beta and GA releases.

If you are a Continuous Testing customer and would like to try the new Android 13 (DP) capabilities, please contact your success manager. Click here, to see a brief demo so that you can see it in action.

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