Android 13: Release Dates, Features, Supported Devices List

Android 13 is the latest or you can say an upcoming official Android OS iteration by Google which is a successor of Android 12. The fact is that Android 13 OS isn’t publicly available yet with the stable release at the time of writing this article but interested & eligible users can simply opt-in to the public beta build to get an early taste of it. To make it more clear, we’ve shared with you more info about the Android 13 Release Date, Features, and Supported Devices.

As discussed, Android 13 is the major mobile operating system version of Android that comes with plenty of improvements, new features, stability, privacy, and visual aspects to blow your mind. Android OS developers release a new version every year with a couple of developer preview builds initially and then switched to the public beta builds which are more stable. Then the official stable version gets released around August – September to the public and OEMs.

Android 13: Release Dates, Features, Supported Devices List

What is Android 13 and its Release Date

Though Android 12 is currently the official stable operating system across most of the OEMs and eligible device models, it seems that plenty of eligible Google Pixel device owners have already started using the Android 13 public beta build. Google has decided to keep the codename of Android 13 OS as ‘Tiramisu’. It offers the improved Material You (U) theme design, enhanced privacy & security options, language preferences, and so on.

Talking about the Android 13 OS release date, it got released in February 2022 with the Developer Preview build initially. Then the second DP2 build did arrive in March and currently, it’s having the Public Beta 1 build. We’re expecting that Google will come up with a Beta 2 build soon with more features and improvements. It’s also expected that the Pixel 7 series smartphones will be the first ones to have Android 13 out of the box by Google.

Though the initial developer preview builds may come with multiple bugs or stability issues, the more public beta builds arrive at the users, the more stable it’ll be in the upcoming weeks or so. That means there is no hurry to get on board even if your device is eligible to get the Android 13 beta right now. Have some patience and it’ll be worth waiting. We should also mention that Google has scheduled the annual Google I/O 2022 developer conference on May 11.

Once a couple of public beta builds are released during the months of April to May in Q2, we’ll be able to see platform stability updates from June to August when all app-facing surfaces and behaviors become final for the Android app developers. So, the app developers can work on the visual elements, performance stability, and system behaviors to finalize the app compatibility with the latest Android OS. Finally, the stable version may release in Sep 2022.

What’s New in Android 13 Beta 1?

In terms of the Android 13 Beta 1 (public beta), it seems that the Android 12’s successor has plenty of additional features and improvements to its predecessor. We’ve already seen and used the major UI and design element changes in Android 12 last year which is known as ‘Material You’. This materialistic theming design enhanced the Android user experience in every aspect from the minimal subtle look, rounded corners, improved pop-ups, etc.

Whereas the improved scrolling screenshots, optimized one-handed UI mode, better privacy & security features, improved app notifications, per-app basis language preferences, app permissions to send notifications, BT LE Audio support, auto theme icons, updated now playing widget, etc. Whereas users will also find out intuitive QR scanner support, enhanced silent mode, tap to transfer media controls, multiple profiles for NFC payments, and more.

Android 13 Features

Here we’ve shared most of the highlighted features of the Android 13 OS that might come in handy in your daily life usage and you should know about them. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

Improved Material U Themes and Icons

Just like you’re using the theming option on your Android 12 device, the same way you’ll be able to use the theming options and app icons on Android 13 too. However, the performance and improvements are obviously there to serve you better. Google shared the screenshots above when it launched the first developer preview. It appears the 2022 version of Android will allow you to theme your icons just like you theme the rest of the operating system with Android 12.

As per reports, Android 13 includes a couple of themed experiences like TONAL_SPOT, VIBRANT, EXPRESSIVE, and SPRITZ. While the first two options are almost similar, the rest of the two options are quite eye-catching. ‘Expressive’ seems to have vibrant colors opted from the wallpaper and ‘Spritz’ have the grayscale or neutral effect.

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Themed App Icons

As the name suggests, the themed app icons feature will allow the Android 13 users to have the system-wide palettes for the Material U design. Depending on the theme and wallpaper changes, the system will automatically pick up app icons to suit the visual appearance.

Photo Picker

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Android’s existing document picker is now improved with the photo picker feature on Android 13 that allows users to capture ‘a standard and optimized [sic] way for users to share both local and cloud-based photos securely’. It also requires permissions to access all photos and videos on your device storage to let the user access shared media.

Nearby Device Permissions for Wi-Fi

The new addition of the NEARBY_DEVICES_RUNTIME permission on Android 13 will let apps discover and connect to nearby devices quite easily. It doesn’t require location information permission separately.

Quick Settings Tiles

New APIs for app developers will help to make custom tiles for the device screen to fit within the quick setting section under the notification shade.

Per-App Language Permissions

If you prefer to use multilingual options on your Android device then Android 13 will make you happy. A feature codenamed ‘Panlingual’ allows users to specify language settings on an app (individual app) for a better user experience.

Project Mainline Support

To recall, the ‘Project Mainline’ feature focuses on the Android updates and security patch updates on devices quite faster via OEMs with the help of Google Play System updates. So, you don’t need to wait for the traditional OS updates which obviously take much more time than the Project Mainline support.

New Notification Permissions

Android 13 users can now be able to opt-in or opt-out of app notification permissions while launching the application for the first time. That means if you’re not interested to receive notifications from any specific app, you can block the individual app notifications quite easily.

Native Bluetooth LE Audio Support

Last year, one of the known leakers Mishaal Rahman tweeted that Android 13 may support the fully-fledged Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) Audio feature. So, the Bluetooth audio devices will run much smoother and more stable on Android 13 than on the previous generation Android versions.

 

MIDI 2.0 Support

Well, the MIDI 2.0 support for the Android 13 devices will allow USB devices for ‘increased resolution for controllers, better support for non-Western intonation, and more expressive performance using per-note controllers’. Will come in handy for musicians and music producers.

Excessive Background Battery Usage Notifications

According to multiple reports, Android 13 offers excessive background battery usage notifications to the users so that they can easily understand and take necessary actions to stop using the battery excessively.

More Colors for Material You Theme

Material You theme now offers more in-depth color palettes to the Android 13 users for picking up colors without any limitations depending on which wallpaper you’re using.

Improved Media File Permissions

You can grant or deny the media file permissions on your Android 13 device to individual applications like access to images, audio files, video files, etc.

Switching Display Resolution

It seems that Android 13 has also introduced the dedicated support for switching the display resolution of the device in the Settings menu which wasn’t available in the earlier Android OS versions. A new ‘Screen resolution’ page appears under Settings > Display on supported devices. Eligible device users can switch between Full-HD+ (1080p) or QHD+ (1440p) display resolutions whatever suits.

Improved Screensavers

Google has improved the screensavers on Android 13. Though the public beta 1 build has included this feature, we’ll have to wait for the public release.

Enhanced Media Progress Bar

The improved media player now has an equalizer-type progress bar for a better visual experience whatever music or video you’re playing.

Control Smart Home Devices from the Lock Screen

Though Android 12 did introduce a new smart home device control directly from the power menu, it was;t accessible from the lock screen shortcut. Now, users can access the shortcut of smart home controls directly from the lock screen on Android 13.

Secondary Profile for NFC Payments

Android 13 allows users to create and use a secondary profile to make NFC payments from the device. It seems that the latest OS can also add contactless payment support for multiple users from one device.

Tap-to-transfer

Android Beam didn’t make its way that much unexpectedly which was an alternative to ‘AirDrop on iOS’. The Nearby Share did introduce and things have changed a bit. However, users may need more convenience to get into the connectivity with the tap-to-transfer feature for file and media sharing.

Enhanced UWB Support

Android 12 did include the native UWB (ultra-wideband) support which has been featured by the Google Pixel 6 Pro device. We’re expecting that more and more device models and brands will come up with UWB support out of the box.

Audio Output Picker

The audio output picker was introduced in Android 10 where users can choose if the audio/media is channeled to headphones, loudspeakers, or Bluetooth-connected speakers. Android 13 will now let the users choose directly from the pop-up screen including the separate volume sliders for each available output source.

Improved QR Code Scanner

It seems that just like the one-handed UI mode, Google has also implemented the long-overdue QR code scanner shortcut option in Android 13. Maybe the average user will not gonna realize that their camera (or Google Lens) can easily scan QR codes but Google made it more simple and user-friendly.

Flashlight Brightness Control

Just like iOS on Apple iPhone devices, it seems that Google has also worked on the flashlight brightness control and implemented the particular feature on Android 13. Now, the users can easily set low or high levels of flashlight brightness according to their preference.

Improved Google Assistant Home Button Toggle

No matter whether you’re using the Google Assistant home button on your device or not, Android 13 allows users to access the Google Assistant home button toggle using the on-screen buttons.

Opening Games Faster

Mishaal Rahman also mentioned the updated AOSP code that basically suggests Android 13 OS running devices can support launching games quite faster than before with the help of an API that boosts CPU performance initially.

Native Support for DNS over HTTPS

The native support for DNS over HTTPS in the AOSP has upgraded the security.

Supported devices:

The Pixel phones from Google will be the first Android smartphones to receive stable, developer, and beta updates. As per Google’s update policy, Pixel 4 and later models will only receive the Android 13. The entire list of Pixel phones that will receive the Android 13 update are:

Google Pixel Phones:

Google Pixel 4 Google Pixel 4 XL
Google Pixel 4a Google Pixel 4a (5G)
Google Pixel 5 Google Pixel 5a (5G)
Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6 Pro

Samsung Galaxy Phones:

Samsung Galaxy M53 Samsung Galaxy A73 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 2022 Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G Samsung Galaxy F23
Samsung Galaxy M33 Samsung Galaxy M23
Samsung Galaxy A23 Samsung Galaxy A13
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G
Samsung Galaxy S22 5G Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 (2021)
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Samsung Galaxy A03
Samsung Galaxy A03 Core Samsung Galaxy F42 5G
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G Samsung Galaxy M22
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G Samsung Galaxy A03s
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Samsung Galaxy A12 (India)
Samsung Galaxy A12 Nacho Samsung Galaxy M21 2021
Samsung Galaxy F22 Samsung Galaxy M32
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Samsung Galaxy A22
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE
Samsung Galaxy F52 5G Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
Samsung Galaxy M12 Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2
Samsung Galaxy F12 Samsung Galaxy A72
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G Samsung Galaxy A52
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5 Samsung Galaxy A32
Samsung Galaxy M62 Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Samsung Galaxy A32 5G

OnePlus Phones:

OnePlus Ace OnePlus 10 Pro
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G OnePlus 9RT 5G
OnePlus Nord 2 5G OnePlus Nord N200 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 5G OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus 9 OnePlus 8T+ 5G

Motorola Phones:

Motorola Edge 30 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022)
Motorola Moto G (2022) Motorola Moto G52
Motorola Moto G22 Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) Motorola Moto Tab G70
Motorola Edge X30 Motorola Edge S30
Motorola Moto G200 5G Motorola Moto G71 5G
Motorola Moto G51 5G Motorola Moto G41
Motorola Moto G31 Motorola Moto G Power (2022)
Motorola Moto E30 Motorola G Pure
Motorola Moto E40 Motorola Tab G20
Motorola Moto G60 Motorola Moto E20
Motorola Moto G50 5G Motorola Edge (2021)
Motorola Edge 20 Fusion Motorola Moto G60S
Motorola Edge 20 Pro Motorola Edge 20
Motorola Edge 20 Lite Motorola One 5G UW Ace
Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G Motorola Moto G20
Motorola Moto G40 Fusion Motorola Moto G100
Motorola Moto G50 Motorola Moto G10 Power
Motorola Moto G30 Motorola Moto G10
Motorola Edge S

Xiaomi Phones:

Xiaomi Poco F4 GT Xiaomi Civi 1S
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Power Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Xiaomi Black Shark 5 RS
Xiaomi Redmi 10A Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S 5G
Xiaomi Redmi 10 5G Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K50 Pro Xiaomi Redmi K50
Xiaomi Redmi K40S Xiaomi 12 Pro
Xiaomi 12 Xiaomi 12X
Xiaomi Redmi 10 (India) Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (India) Xiaomi Redmi Note 11E Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11E Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro 5G
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming
Xiaomi Redmi 10 2022 Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G
Xiaomi 11i Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 4G Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro (China) Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 (China)
Xiaomi Black Shark 4S Pro Xiaomi Black Shark 4S
Xiaomi Civi Xiaomi 11T Pro
Xiaomi 11T Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime Xiaomi Redmi 10
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro Xiaomi Pad 5
Xiaomi Mix 4 Xiaomi Poco X3 GT
Xiaomi Poco F3 GT Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (China) Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro Xiaomi Mi 11X
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 11i Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro
Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Xiaomi Poco F3 Xiaomi Mi 10S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (India)
Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro+ Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi K40 Xiaomi Mi 11

Asus Phones:

Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro Asus ROG Phone 5s
Asus Zenfone 8 Flip Asus Zenfone 8
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro
Asus ROG Phone 5

Sony Phones:

Sony Xperia Pro-I Sony Xperia 10 III Lite
Sony Xperia 1 III Sony Xperia 5 III
Sony Xperia 10 III

Realme Phones:

Realme Q5 Pro Realme Q5
Realme Q5i Realme 9
Realme Pad Mini Realme C31
Realme GT Neo3 Realme Narzo 50A Prime
Realme 9 5G Realme 9 5G Speed
Realme V25 Realme Narzo 50
Realme 9 Pro+ Realme 9 Pro
Realme C35 Realme 9i
Realme GT2 Pro Realme GT2
Realme Q3t Realme GT Neo2T
Realme Q3s Realme Narzo 50A
Realme Narzo 50i Realme V11s 5G
Realme GT Neo2 Realme C25Y
Realme 8s 5G Realme 8i
Realme Pad Realme GT Explorer Master
Realme GT Master Realme C21Y
Realme C11 (2021) Realme C25s
Realme X7 Max 5G Realme Narzo 30 5G
Realme Q3 Pro Carnival Realme GT Neo Flash
Realme Narzo 30 Realme Q3 Pro 5G
Realme Q3 5G Realme Q3i 5G
Realme 8 5G Realme X7 Pro Ultra
Realme GT Neo Realme V13 5G
Realme 8 Pro Realme 8
Realme C25 Realme C21
Realme GT 5G Realme V11 5G

Vivo Phones:

Vivo iQOO Z6 Pro Vivo iQOO Z6 44W
Vivo X80 Pro Vivo X80
Vivo S15e Vivo iQOO Neo6
Vivo X Note Vivo X Fold
Vivo Pad Vivo Y21G
Vivo iQOO U5x Vivo iQOO Z6
Vivo Y01 Vivo Y33s 5G
Vivo iQOO 9 Vivo iQOO 9 SE
Vivo iQOO 9 Pro Vivo T1 5G
Vivo Y33 Vivo Y75 5G
Vivo Y55 5G Vivo iQOO 9 (China)
Vivo V23 Pro Vivo V23 5G
Vivo Y33t Vivo Y21t (India)
Vivo Y21a Vivo Y21e
Vivo Y21t Vivo iQOO U5
Vivo S12 Pro Vivo S12
Vivo iQOO Neo5 S Vivo iQOO Neo5 SE
Vivo Y32 Vivo Y55s 5G
Vivo V23e 5G Vivo Y76 5G
Vivo Y54s Vivo V23e
Vivo Y15a Vivo Y74s
Vivo Y76s Vivo Y15s
Vivo Y71t Vivo iQOO Z5x
Vivo T1x Vivo T1
Vivo Y3s (2021) Vivo S10e
Vivo Y20t Vivo iQOO Z5
Vivo Y21s Vivo X70 Pro+
Vivo X70 Pro Vivo X70
Vivo Y33s Vivo Y21
Vivo iQOO 8 Pro Vivo iQOO U3x Standard
Vivo iQOO 8 Vivo Y12a
Vivo S10 Pro Vivo S10
Vivo Y73 Vivo Y72 5G (India)
Vivo Y53s 4G Vivo X60t Pro+
Vivo V21e 5G Vivo Y53s
Vivo X60s Vivo iQOO Neo5 Lite
Vivo Y52 5G Vivo Y12s 2021
Vivo Y52s t1 Vivo V21 5G
Vivo V21 Vivo V21e
Vivo iQOO 7 (India) Vivo Y20s [G]
Vivo X60t Vivo Y30g
Vivo X60 Pro Vivo X60
Vivo iQOO Z3 Vivo Y72 5G
Vivo iQOO U3x Vivo iQOO Neo5
Vivo S9 Vivo S9e
Vivo S7t Vivo X60 Pro+
Vivo Y31 Vivo Y31s
Vivo iQOO 7 Vivo X60 Pro (China)
Vivo X60 (China) Vivo V20 2021
Vivo Y51a Vivo Y51
Vivo V20

Lenovo Phones:

Lenovo Legion Y700 Lenovo Legion Y90
Lenovo Tab K10 Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Lenovo Tab P11 5G Lenovo K13 Pro
Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen) Lenovo Tab M7 (3rd Gen)
Lenovo K13 Note Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Lenovo Pad Pro Lenovo Pad Plus
Lenovo Pad Lenovo Legion 2 Pro
Lenovo Legion Duel 2

Infinix Phones:

Infinix Note 12 Infinix Hot 12
Infinix Smart 6 HD Infinix Hot 11 2022
Infinix Hot 12i Infinix Zero 5G
Infinix Smart 5 Pro Infinix Hot 11 Play
Infinix Note 11i Infinix Note 11s
Infinix Note 11 Infinix Smart 6
Infinix Note 11 Pro Infinix Hot 11s
Infinix Hot 11 Infinix Zero X Pro
Infinix Zero X Infinix Zero X Neo
Infinix Hot 10i Infinix Note 10 Pro NFC
Infinix Note 10 Pro Infinix Note 10
Infinix Hot 10T Infinix Hot 10s NFC
Infinix Hot 10s

Nokia Phones:

Nokia C21 Plus Nokia C21
Nokia C2 2nd Edition Nokia G11
Nokia G21 Nokia X100
Nokia G300 Nokia T20
Nokia G50 Nokia XR20
Nokia C30 Nokia C1 2nd Edition
Nokia C20 Plus Nokia C01 Plus
Nokia X20 Nokia X10
Nokia G20 Nokia G10
Nokia C20 Nokia C10

Oppo Phones:

Oppo K10 Pro Oppo A55s
Oppo A57 Oppo Reno7 Lite
Oppo F21 Pro 5G Oppo F21 Pro
Oppo Reno7 Oppo K10
Oppo A96 Oppo A16e
Oppo Reno7 Z 5G Oppo Find X5 Pro
Oppo Find X5 Oppo Find X5 Lite
Oppo Pad Oppo A76
Oppo Reno7 5G Oppo Reno6 Lite
Oppo A96 (China) Oppo A36
Oppo K9x Oppo Find N
Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G Oppo Reno7 5G (China)
Oppo Reno7 SE 5G Oppo A95
Oppo A16K Oppo A54s
Oppo A56 5G Oppo K9s
Oppo A55 Oppo F19s
Oppo K9 Pro Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
Oppo Reno6 Oppo Reno6 Z
Oppo A16s Oppo A16
Oppo Reno6 Pro+ 5G Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno6 5G Oppo K9
Oppo A53s 5G Oppo A95 5G
Oppo A94 5G Oppo Reno5 Z
Oppo A54 5G Oppo A74 5G
Oppo A74 Oppo F19
Oppo Find X3 Pro Oppo Find X3
Oppo Find X3 Neo Oppo Find X3 Lite
Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G Oppo F19 Pro
Oppo Reno5 Lite Oppo A94
Oppo Reno5 F Oppo Reno5 K
Oppo A55 5G Oppo A93s 5G
Oppo A93 5G Oppo Reno5 4G
Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno5 5G

As for other smartphones that are not a pixel, they will also receive the Android 13 update as soon as their OEMs release their version of Android 13. There are still a lot of other Android smartphones that are already confirmed to receive the Android update. The list includes:

  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Redmi Note 11 Series
  • Poco F3/F3 GT
  • Mi 11X/11X Pro
  • Mi 11 Series
  • Redmi K40 Series
  • BlackShark 4 Series
  • Asus Zenfone 8/8 Flip
  • Oppo Reno 7 Series
  • Oppo Reno 6 Series
  • Realme GT Series
  • OnePlus 9 Series
  • OnePlus 8 Series
  • Vivo X70 Series
  • Vivo X60 Series
  • Moto G200
  • Moto G100
  • Moto Edge 20 Pro

There is a chance that we might have missed several other Android smartphones that are confirmed to receive the Android 13 update. It is not possible to list out every possible device as we do not have accurate information on every one of them. We can confirm that the devices mentioned above will certainly receive the Android 13 update to the best of our knowledge.

So this is all about the release date, features, and supported device list for Android 13. If you have any questions or queries about this article, comment below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more helpful information.

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