With Android 12 yet to reach quite a majority of smartphone users, Android 13 is already in the works and speculations are that it is due for release later in the year.
Google has provided a release timeline for Android 13. According to that timeline, we should expect at least two developer previews, four betas, and a stable release in August 2022. The codename for this year’s Android update is “Tiramisu.”
Users can choose to have customized app icons starting with Android 13. This feature tints app icons in compatible Android launchers to match the color scheme of the user’s wallpaper and other themes.
If a user has enabled the Themed icons toggle on their device, the system determines the tint color by looking at the color of the user’s wallpaper and theme, which it then adds to the monochromatic app icon.
A new photo picker experience is included in Android 13. Instead of providing your app access to the whole media collection, when your app runs the photo picker, users select selected images and videos to share with your app, such as profile pictures.
Because your app doesn’t need to declare any runtime permissions, the photo picker gives users more privacy. Furthermore, the photo picker includes a built-in, standardized user interface for apps, resulting in a more uniform user experience.
More details can be found here.