Good news for every Android user, the Android 14 is released in the market. In this article, we will see the changes and features Android 14 Developer preview 1 has to offer.
What is Developer Preview?
It’s like a testing version of the latest Android 14 which is limited to developers only. Through these versions, developers examine the behavior of the new update. Performance of the newly added features, how much time and power it will take to do a certain work in the phone. Android 14 behavior on the different phones. If they find any issues in the software then they provide feedback to the company to resolve them. For Android 14 to go public, it is expected to be released after a half of year.
Google Android Developer Preview 1
The main focus of the Android 14 Developer Preview is based on 5 key points
- Working across devices and form factors
- Privacy and Security
- Streamlining background work
- App compatibility
Main features of Android 14 Developer Preview
Improved API Behaviour: To give users a consistent and smooth app experience, Company made some changes in the API. Guidelines to help developers with multitasking and features which are unique to big screens for creating mobile apps.
Battery life and system health improvement: Improved internal broadcast system to improve the consumption of power, which will make it more efficient.
More customization options: Android 14 offers language and enhanced assessability features. It allows developers to choose the preferred language for any app. To support low-vision users, Company increased the font size from 130% to 200%. Non-linear font which makes it easy to read.
Google Android 14 Timeline
Schedule for release of Android 14 by Google. Two developer previews lined up in February and March after that four Android 14 Beta releases every month till July.
Android 14 Developer Preview is available for these phones – Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 6a, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 5, and Pixel 4a 5G.
- Pixel 7 Pro: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 7: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 6a: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 6 Pro: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 6: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 5a: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 5: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 4a (5G): Factory Image — OTA