Google isn’t just about Android phones and tablets at I/O 2022. The company also has detailed updates for Android 13 on TV, including one for living room multitaskers. With already announced plans to support casting from Android to Google TV, Google has also revealed that Android TV will expand picture-in-picture viewing to show group call videos, add a docked mode, and prevent chats from hiding within other apps. Everything is very helpful.
That latter means you can reach the family on a TV equipped with a camera without blocking your web browser. The upcoming release of Android TV will also support different keyboard layouts. That would be great for game developers who need to map input to non-QWERTY physical keyboards for example. We can also expect some performance as well as quality improvement thanks to improved audio routing and HDMI responses.
Developers can get Android 13 TV beta 2 now for Google’s ADT-3 kit or a computer-based emulator. We may have to wait until later in the year for the completed Android TV update to come though. Like Android 13 on mobile devices, it’s not a huge fix, but more of a refinement to help keep up with the times.
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