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Android 13 is now officially Open Source (AOSP)

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Earlier last week, Google released the official Android 13 upgrade for Pixel smartphones. Additionally, the corporation declared that Android 13 is now formally open-sourced. The Android Open Source Project has received the new system’s source code (AOSP).

Android 13’s source code was made available by Google under the Apache License 2.0. Developers can distribute their modified versions of the code without having to open-source them. This means they are free to do so. Additionally, this enables smartphone OEMs to create their own proprietary operating systems. Additionally, developers need open source since it allows them to provide suitable updates for their apps. The API will be used by developers to provide new functionality. Additionally, it is essential to create custom ROMs like LineageOS and others.

The OpenJDK 11 LTS upgrade is included in this version, along with security (privacy, notifications, etc.), UI/theming, productivity (tablet interaction, etc.), and security improvements. Additionally, it supports the updated MIDI 2.0 standard, ART upgrades (which boost programme effectiveness and performance), garbage collection advancements (which ease memory pressure), as well as other adjustments.

According to the blog post by Google,

Today we’re pushing the Android 13 source to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and officially releasing the newest version of Android. For developers, Android 13 is focused on our core themes of privacy and security as well as developer productivity, making it easier for you to build great experiences for users. We’ve also continued to make Android an even better OS for tablets and large screens, giving you better tools to take advantage of the 270+ million of these devices in use across the world


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