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Android 13 will allow you to restrict your smartphone’s Wi-Fi, 5G or 4G
Android 13 will have an unexpected option. With the next version of Android, Google will allow the Internet connection speed to be limited, whether in Wi-Fi, 5G or 4G. Obviously, this tool is especially useful for developers.
A few days ago, Google rolled out the Android 13 Developer Preview 2 update. This new version, exclusively for developers, offers an overview of what’s new which will be inaugurated by the Mountain View giant with Android 13.
While digging through the update’s code, several developers spotted changes in the Android system. This is the case of Mishaal Rahman, computer expert of the Esper blog and former editor of XDA.
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Why Android 13 will allow to restrict the speed of Internet connection?
The expert first unearthed the presence of an alert system that will warn you if an application drains the energy of your phone’s battery and a menu allowing you to customize the vibrator. As a result of these discoveries, Mishaal Rahman discovered an amazing option to restrict the Wi-Fi or mobile connection from a smartphone.
According to the expert, this tool is intended for developers who want test the operation of their applications in a situation where the Internet connection is less than optimal. “Unexpected issues can occur when a device’s internet connection is slow, and developers can get ahead of these issues by testing their apps under simulated network conditions”explains Mishaal Rahman.
Until now, Android and Android Studio, the Android app development tool, did not allow you to simulate a bad Internet connection. With this functionality, which will probably be useless for users, Google seeks to facilitate the work of development teams. Through the IssueTracker, a Google employee confirmed the arrival of the tool on Android 13.
As a reminder, the deployment of the final and stable version of Android 13 is not planned. before September 2022. If Google remains faithful to its habits, a first public beta will be offered in the wake of the Google I/O. The brand’s annual high mass will take place on May 11 and 12, 2022.