Traditionally, new versions of the Android operating system for smart TVs appear before users a month or two after the official release of the same version of the operating system for mobile phones, so the same case will most likely be with Android 13 TV operating system as well as for smartphones.
For example, the same thing happened with the Android 12 operating system, which appeared as an Android 12 TV in front of users within a month after it became available for Google Pixel mobile phones. At the moment, Android 12 is the operating system used by all new devices, and Android 13 is still not in sight.
However, some of the more interesting features of the Android 13 TV operating system have already appeared, of which the two most important are the improved picture-in-picture mode capabilities, as well as reduced power consumption in standby mode.
At this point, Android TV the operating system already has the functionality to display the image within the image, while the aspect ratio of the smaller image is 1.777778: 1, which proved to be very good for displaying content that is in the standard 16: 9 screen range. However, developers can also change the aspect ratio of the image screen in the image to below 1: 2.39 or above 2.39: 1 if necessary.
Now, according to information obtained by Mishaal Rahman, a journalist Esper magazine Google plans to further enhance this functionality in the Android 13 TV operating system to make it easier for developers to create an image within an image that can be both larger and smaller than current values.
In addition, there are allegations of a new feature called setPreferDockBigOverlays that would allow users to place the picture in a picture in a different location, closer to their main activity on the TV, so they can more easily pay attention to both content.
Also, Android 13 TV will bring users a new “low power standby mode” that will turn off the “wakelock” and prevent applications from accessing the Internet when the TV is turned off. An additional good side of this is that the TV will use less data flow when turned off and less load on the home internet network.
If Google adheres to their standard operating system release schedule, Android 13 TV should appear to users during November this year, and it is up to TV manufacturers to implement this new operating system in their models.
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