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Android 13 will reportedly let you set language preferences for each app

With public developer builds still months away, these features might look different once they arrive.

android 13 clock settings for lock screen
Image: KnowTechie (via XDA Developers)

Even though Android 12 hasn’t reached the majority of devices yet, Android 13 features are already leaking. Those come courtesy of XDA Developers, who detail a few new features for the upcoming mobile operating system.

Some of these leaked features include per-app language settings, more control over the lock screen clock, and a new permissions structure for notifications.

The biggest thing from this leak concerns language settings. Android has long had the ability to use multiple languages, but they’ve always been applied system-wide. In Android 13, the user will get the ability to change language settings per app. That will come in handy for multilingual users.

android 13 language settings
Image: KnowTechie (via XDA Developers)

Let’s talk about notifications. In Android 13, notifications could become an opt-in feature. Yes, you read that correctly. Users could soon choose whether they want to receive notifications by switching the privacy toggle.

Android 13 is also going to get some new tricks for power management. It’s called TARE: The Android Resource Economy, and it’s kind of like a payment system for apps to use resources.

Here’s how it works: Apps will get “credits” based on the battery level of the device, which they can then use as “payments” to perform tasks. That should go a long way towards stopping some of the more battery-hogging apps from destroying your battery life.

android 13 clock settings for lock screen
Image: KnowTechie (via XDA Developers)

XDA also shared some screenshots of an upcoming visual change. You’ll soon be able to stop Android from using the large, double-line clock on the lock screen, in favor of the single-line version (see the image above).

Minimalists and those who dislike the clock changing depending on whether they have notifications will appreciate this. Thankfully, this change will be included in Android 12L, so you won’t have to wait until Android 13 to use it.

With public developer builds still months away, these features might look different once they arrive. We’ll bring you any other Android 13 leaks as we get them.

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