Android 13 coming to Nokia XR20 and Nokia G50

Android 13 coming to Nokia XR20 and Nokia G50

Nokia Mobile today announced the release of the Android 13 update for its toughest device yet Nokia XR20 and affordable king Nokia G50. This is a continuation of bringing the latest OS update to the SD480 chipset. The updates are available in approved markets and regions and I must say they are also available here in Croatia for both XR20 and G50.

The update for XR20 clocks in at 2.30GB while the update for G50 is a bit lighter at just 2.26GB. Both devices are being updated as I write this, so there will be a new post on the overview of the Android 13 on these devices.

Android 13 is very similar to Android 12, but there are some changes. You get:

  • Theme app icons for apps that include,
  • Photo Chooser to share videos and photos you’ve given access to,
  • Notification permissions – something that is necessary as many notifications can be distracting
  • New media controls – new media player with album artwork in full display and a dancing playbar.

All of these new options work with compatible apps, so don’t expect to see them everywhere. However, I think that in the near future all the new options will be supported by developers. There’s also a November security patch in case your XR20 or G50 hasn’t received one yet.

Like I said, the update isn’t that big, or brings big changes to the UI, but it will bring smiley faces. I can only add that the installation was quite quick and the phone works like a charm. Another thing that will make you happy is the update of the Camera app. Both XR20 and G50 now run the new camera 2.0.

Check your device for the new OS update and report how the installation went.

Here is the official statement from HMD Global about the Android 13 update.

Nokia G50 and Nokia XR20 have started receiving A13 updates

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that the Nokia G50 and Nokia XR20 have started receiving the Android 13 update to approved markets and regions, bringing the number of devices to four, including the Nokia X10 and the Nokia X20.

Lars Silberbauer, Chief Marketing Officer HMD Global said:
“We are excited to announce that our customers will start experiencing Android 13 on their Nokia phones. We understand that people want to use their phones longer, and with a Nokia phone it’s not just hardware durability that comes standard. Longevity is the foundation of our new range of Nokia smartphones, adding security, durability and innovation to our customers in the smartphone market at all price points.”

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