HMD Global has announced that Android 13 developer preview program is available for their Nokia X20. which was announced in April of 2021. The company says the program enables app developers to sample the next chapter in Android innovation.
Earlier this year, HMD admitted they were giving up on flagship devices for a while. The X-series where the Nokia X20 belongs is the top series in terms of cost for Nokia-branded devices. So it’s nice to see what’s a mid-range device being among the first in line for a new version of Android that will be becoming available later on in the year.
Developers taking part in the programme will be able to collaborate, share ideas and tips with like-minded experts through the Nokia phones community forum. The integrated Feedback app also allows developers to submit issues and reports for further review by HMD Global’s in-house engineering. To enrol, users can register and request the developer builds through the preinstalled MyDevice app.
HMD says the Android 13 developer preview programme empowers developers to create, test and fine tune their apps ahead of the highly anticipated launch of the new operating system in the second half of this year.
Stephen Taylor, Chief marketing Officer HMD Global, said, “We understand that people want to use their phones for longer, and with a Nokia phone, it’s not just hardware durability which comes as standard. A smooth software experience that performs as new for years is just as important, which is why we want to work closely with our developer community on creating the best possible user experience. Longevity is the foundation of our new line-up of Nokia smartphones, so we offer up to three years of OS upgrades and three years of security updates – recognised as one of the most comprehensive offerings in the smartphone market.’“We can’t wait to receive feedback from our community of dedicated Nokia fans so we can cater to their requirements and continue providing our customers with even more value from the smartphones they love.”