During the Google I / O this week, Google made detailed changes to the built-in Android TV, Available inside the latest build designed for developers. That’s right, we’re talking about Android 13 Beta 2, which is now available for ADT-3 owners and those who enjoy using the emulator to test their apps.
For what’s inside, Google highlights a few sweet changes in three key areas: performance and quality, accessibility and multitasking.
For multitasking, Google has created an updated Picture-in-Picture API, previewed in the header image above. According to Google’s blog post, “TV is now used more than just watching media content. In fact, we often see users calling a smart home or watching the camera. To help with multitasking, an updated image will be supported in the Picture API on Android 13 along with the core Android APIs. ”
In accessibility, Google has added support for various keyboard layouts in the InputDevice API, while in performance, the company has developed new APIs to help developers better identify user settings and give them the best experience for their devices. For example, Audio Manager allows a Dave app to guess audio routes and accurately understand which playback mode is available. That might be helpful.
Developers who are reading this, they are in it!