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Android 13 schedule: When did it launch?

Android 13 is stable now, but here's the schedule of how that came to be.
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August 15, 2022
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TL;DR
  • The Android 13 schedule is complete.
  • Overall, the schedule was much shorter than in 2021.
  • The stable launch happened on August 15, 2022.

In total, Google launched two developer previews and eight betas for Android 13, with the eighth and final beta landing on July 13. These were early versions of the operating system. However, the stable version finally landed on August 15 at 1:00 PM ET.

See also: Everything we know about Android 13

Below, we’ve compiled all the info you need on the release history of Android 13.

Android 13 schedule

Android 13 Schedule
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Early on, Google supplied us with the Android 13 schedule you see above. It was a significantly shorter timeline than what we saw for Android 12 in 2021. Google kept tightly to the schedule with each milestone met. In fact, this is one of the fastest Android releases in the past few years.

For the sake of comparison, Android 12’s stable launch happened on October 19, 2021, a full 65 days later than 2022. However, the transition from Android 11 to Android 12 was significant. Considering the shift from Android 12 to Android 13 wasn’t nearly as drastic, it’s unsurprising that Google moved things along a lot faster this year.

Regardless, here are the significant Android 13 schedule milestones we saw in 2022: