“Upside Down Cake”
Google has codenamed Android 14 as the “Upside Down Cake”. As the name suggests, the upside-down cake is a dessert which is baked upside down.
A Look At The Timeline For Android 14 Beta
Google will provide two developer previews up to March to enable developers to test the new features on the updated version and test their apps. Four beta builds will be launched in the first week of March. Android 14 is anticipated to reach platform stability in June.
We released the first Developer Preview of #Android14!— Android Developers (@AndroidDev) February 8, 2023
It includes changes to streamline background work, along with enhancements to privacy, personalization, security, and more.
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When Will Android 14 Be Accessible To The Public?
Google may release Android 14 for compatible Pixel smartphones in August after the beta test is through.
Which Pixel Smartphones Will Be Eligible For Android 14?
The Android 14 upgrade will be released first for Google Pixel smartphones. Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro are the ones that are eligible for the update.
Focus Will Be Primarily On Tablets And Foldables
According to Google, the Android 14 is built upon the Android 13 and Android 12L’s prior work, which may lead to enhanced support for tablets and foldable devices.
Installation Of older Apps Denied
Google will block the installation of older apps created for earlier Android versions with Android 14, which should alleviate the issue of fraudulent and malicious apps.
Android 14’s ability to expand fonts by up to 200 per cent will be a blessing for people who prefer large font sizes or have vision problems. This would enhance readability.
Enhanced Customisation Alternatives
With additional customization choices and brilliant colours, Android 14 enhances the Material You theme.