Final month Google launched the first Developer Preview of Android 14, and at present the corporate is again with the second Developer Preview. The brand new launch comes with extra enhancements to privateness, safety, and efficiency, and continues to refine the expertise on tablets and foldables.
Following this Developer Preview, the primary Beta launch will arrive in April, adopted by three extra in subsequent months, in response to Google’s official timeline.
Android 14 Developer Preview 2 has in-built assist for permitting apps to entry solely choose photographs and movies, or entry to all of them, or no entry in any respect. You’ll be able to see the brand new dialog for this beneath.
In Android 14, Credential Supervisor is a platform API, and this permits apps to sign-in utilizing passkeys. Within the second DP, there are enhancements to the UI styling of the account selector, together with adjustments to the API based mostly on suggestions to DP1.
Apps focusing on Android 14 (which might be a really small subset initially) might want to grant privileges to start out actions within the background.
DP2 comes with optimizations to Android’s reminiscence administration system, bettering useful resource utilization whereas apps are working within the background. There will even be fewer non-dismissible notifications in Android 14, and there are improved APIs for app shops too.
With Regional preferences, as soon as your system will get Android 14, you can personalize temperature items, the primary day of the week, and numbering system, based mostly in your area. So when you’re a European dwelling within the States you will not be caught with Fahrenheit anymore.
The second Developer Preview continues to be, because the title implies, solely advisable for app builders to make use of for app testing. As soon as the primary beta hits subsequent month, shoppers will get simpler entry too. Android 14 Developer Preview 2 is installable on the Pixel 4a 5G and later Google gadgets.