The first Android 14 developer preview has been launched, Google announced on Wednesday. It gives hints on a slew of modifications coming to the subsequent model of Android, in addition to a renewed give attention to high-quality tablet apps.
Notable changes seen in this week’s release are smarter 200% font scaling for higher accessibility (totally different sized textual content on the identical web page will now scale proportionally), passkey authentication assist and the flexibility set totally different languages on totally different apps. The developer preview additionally contains modifications to extend safety, enhance system battery life and make it simpler for apps to obtain information over Wi-Fi solely.
“With every release, our goal is to make it easier for you to optimize your app across all Android surfaces,” Dave Burke, Google’s vice chairman of engineering for Android, stated in an announcement. “Multi-device experiences are a big part of the future of Android.”
Google’s Android 14 release timeline signifies that the developer preview will stay open for suggestions till the tip of March, and its beta program ought to roll out in April. The developer preview is at the moment open to Pixel telephones, however later previews will seemingly be out there to extra Android telephones.
Consumers must wait a little bit bit longer for the ultimate launch, which is anticipated later this summer time or fall, carefully following the timeline for Android 13 for Pixel telephones, which was launched in August 2022.
People can anticipate to be taught extra concerning the coming updates for Android 14 at Google I/O in May.