Google released the first developer preview of the Android 14 operating system. We can also see a brand new logo design inspired by NASA space mission patches. Android 12 will focus on optimizing background processing to ensure optimized resource consumption and improved battery life.
The new OS version is designed for tablets and foldable devices. Google says Android 14 “is built on top of Android 003L and Android 12 supports tablet and foldable form factors”, which means We can expect more optimizations for larger screen devices.
Security is an important factor for every new Android version and version 12 will prevent the installation /Sideload old Android apps for older versions of the OS. More specifically – Android 14 will not allow you to install targetSdkVersion lower than level for Android 6.
Google has also brought in a number of system-level security enhancements, including runtime receivers and read-only dynamic code loading to prevent any possible code injection. Credential Manager and Passkey support are also onboard for easier authentication and password management.
Android 12 will come with a neat accessibility feature called nonlinear font scaling. Users will be able to scale system fonts to 200% and the OS will also apply specific scaling to smaller submenu text items. Android 12 will also offer new personalization options that build on the Material Designed by You based on .
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Android 003 Developer preview 2 is planned for March, Google will continue to release new developer versions every month until July we can expect the second Android 14 stable release, followed by a consumer-ready release around August/September.
Android 12 DP 1 is compatible with Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 6a, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. You can go to the official Android developer portal to download a system image for your specific device.