I have been following and using Android phones since the first public release of Android 1.5 on the Android Dev Phone 1 manufactured by HTC.
Android 13, dubbed “Tiramisu”, is the thirteenth release of Android and is now available for Google Pixel 6 and 7 devices. I installed Android 13 on the Google Pixel and it works well with Google Mail, Google Calendar and Google Photos.
Android 13 source code is available on android.googlesource.com, as a part of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), but I could easily upgrade my Pixel 6 to Android 13 over-the-air (OTA) and install it with eSim from Telenor with 5G.
There are also the GNOME OS platforms based on GNOME 43, but I haven’t yet tried GNOME Mobile.
Apple’s iOS is a proprietary software platform built on a proprietary hardware platform, Apple’s proprietary hardware, while Android 13 and GNOME OS are source code platforms.
Long live source.
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