The first one14 developer preview has been released, Google announced on Wednesday. It offers advice on a number of changes coming to the next version of the as well as a renewed focus on high-quality tablet applications.
Notable changes seen in this week’s release are smarter 200% font scaling for better accessibility (different sized text on the same page will now scale proportionally), support for password authentication, and the ability to set in different languages in different applications. The developer preview also includes changes to increase security, improve device battery life, and make it easier for apps to download files over Wi-Fi only.
“With each release, our goal is to make it easier for you to optimize your app across all Android surfaces,” Dave Burke, Google’s vice president of Android engineering, said in a statement. “Multi-device experiences are a big part of the future of Android.”
Google’s Android 14 release schedule indicates that the developer preview will remain open for feedback until the end of March, and the beta program should be released in April. The developer preview is currently open for Pixel phones, but later previews will likely be available for more Android phones.
Users will have to wait a little longer for the final release, which is expected later this summer or fall, strictly following the schedule forfor Pixel phones, which was released in August 2022.
People can expect to know more about the upcoming Android 14 updates onIn May.