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Google Android 14: Lets know how to download & install it

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Google is getting ready to release its Android 14 for Android devices. Still, before that, the company released Developer preview 1 of Android 14 with a new name, ‘Upside down cake’ it is in the initial stage which will feature some new changes for the upcoming Android OS.

As of now, Android 14 is in the very first stage of development; it will bring some innovative features that will make the upcoming Android version more interesting. Let’s analyze the details of it and learn more about it.

What’s new in Developer Preview 1

As usual, Google suggests a new name for its Androids with sweets and dessert alphabetically, this time it named the latest Android 14 ‘Upside down cake’, which is a dessert and quite popular in the USA, in this Developer preview 1 software, we got to know about some new possibilities that can bring the big change in the Android devices, let’s discuss them briefly:

API Behavior improvements

There will be some new changes in the structure of API that provide users with a more stable app experience across devices while reducing system source usage. There’s also updated guidance to help developers take advantage of multitasking and unique large-screen capabilities to build their own mobile apps for multiple devices.

Improvements in battery life and system integrity

It will bring some new major improvements in the battery departments to reduce power consumption and give a great battery life.

New customization possibilities

With the new Android 14, we will witness some new innovations in customization; for instance, it will provide easy command over language for developers, which allows the users to choose their different languages for different apps. It will also provide some extra privilege for visually impaired users that make easy to read font on the screen because, this time, it will provide a 130 % bigger font than Android 13

Some new improvements for Privacy and security

There are some noticeable changes also done in the security department as well, for instance. Now it will block the installation of apps that target Android SDK level 22 or lower, so the old apps which work on SDK 22 will no longer work with the new Android 14.

How to install Android 14 DP1 on Pixel devices

Google’s new Android 14 DP1 will be available only for select pixel devices. This software is eligible to install on these devices, including Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro. It can also be installed on PCs, via the Android Emulator, or on Project Treble-compatible devices via a generic system image.

There are two ways you can use to install Android 14 DP1 on supported devices:

  1. Android Flash tool

This is the simplest way to install Android 14 on an eligible device.

  • First, go to the official tool page proposed by google through this link.
  • Then first install the Android USB driver 
  • Now on the developer mode of your device(from the system settings, select at the bottom “About the phone” and scroll down to “Build number “; make repeated taps on this item until a message appears warning that developer mode has been enabled.
  •  Now from the Developer option, scroll to USB debugging and enable its toggle.
  • After all this setup now, connect your device via data cable to the computer; in the instrument screen on the browser, select ‘Add new device’ then it will prompt a message that lets you choose the build to install; now click on “install the build.”

2. Flash the full system 

As an alternative to the method described above, which is very simple to put into practice, there is the possibility of manually flashing the complete system image on your device. In this case, it will first be necessary to obtain the correct Android 14 DP1 factory image for the device, and below we offer the direct links:

Once correct. ZIP file has been downloaded from the above-mentioned link on the respected devices; it will be necessary to extract the files in a folder (for convenience) and follow the following procedure:

  •  Now, Enable USB debugging from the “developer options” on your smartphone.
  • Connect the smartphone to the computer and authorize the connection from the phone.
  • Using the ADB tool (from a Windows PC), type the command “adb reboot bootloader” and run it: this will restart the smartphone in fast boot mode.
  • At this point, it will be necessary to flash the build and to do this; it is necessary to open the command prompt from the folder where you previously extracted the files from the ZIP archive (or navigate to it via the terminal).
  • Run the flash-all command, which will do everything else, starting the Android 14 DP1 installation process.
  • When finished, the smartphone will reboot.

However, the first method is much easier to perform, almost within everyone’s reach; however, the second method can be useful for more experienced users or in particular situations.


Harsh is a seasoned technology enthusiast with a deep passion for Android. Since its announcement in 2007, he has closely followed the evolution of this operating system, gaining a comprehensive understanding of its features and capabilities. His background in Android, IT, and Journalism has equipped him with the skills to analyze and present complex technological concepts in a clear and engaging manner. As the Editor-in-Chief at Samlover.com, Harsh is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experiences about Android, services, and applications with the world.

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US Galaxy Z Fold 6 Leaks on Geekbench, Hints at Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

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Samsung appears close to introducing its sixth-generation foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 6, in July at the Galaxy Unpacked Event. Now the Galaxy Z Fold 6 is spotted on the Geekbench database. Let’s take a closer look at the detailed information. 

Although the Galaxy Z Flip 6 is already spotted on the Geekbench database, Now, luckily, in development, its sibling’s forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 smartphone appeared on the Geekbench 6.3.0 benchmark database with the model number SM-F956U. 

The last letter ‘U’ in the model number points to the fact that this mode refers to a variant for the US market. It scored 1,964 points in the single-core round of the test and 6,619 points in the multi-core round. The listing reveals the existence of an octa-core processor with the codename pineapple, a 1+3+2+2 core configuration, and an Adreno 750 GPU. Apart from these, one chief core is clocked at 3.40 GHz, and the remaining three performance cores are at 3.15 GHz. 

This points out that Samsung could power the forthcoming Galaxy foldable with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3processor. The Geekbench database suggests that the Galaxy Z Fold 6 will arrive with 12GB of RAM and Android 14. However, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 already appeared on the 3C certification website, which suggested support for 25W fast charging, and now it is expected that this device will also visit other certification websites soon. 

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Unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 getting May 2024 Security update in the US

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Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 devices are counted as the top smartphones that grabbed the One UI 6.1 update in the first phase. Then,  the company introduced more software updates in the form of the April 2024 security patch and is continuing it now that these devices are getting the latest May 2024 security patch as well.

The unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 are getting a May 2024 security patch

The unlocked variants of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 are getting a May 2024 security patch update with the firmware version numbers F946U1UES3CXE3 and F731U1UES3CXE3, respectively. The latest software update for both of the devices comes under 500 MB. With the latest update, the company has only focused on providing some security enhancements.

For your information, the May 2024 security patch has brought some new changes under the system software, where it has grabbed more than 50 fixes. Google has introduced 31 patches to enhance the overall performance of the devices, while Samsung has also added 25 fixes that will improve the functionalities regarding the Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the latest update for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 may also bring some new features that may enhance the overall performance and stability of the devices. So if you are having any issues while using the devices related to One UI 6.1, then the update may help you get rid of the issues.

If you are using the Galaxy Z Fold 5 or Galaxy Z Flip 5 in the US, then you should start getting a new update notification, and by tapping on that, you can easily update your device. Alternatively, you can do it manually as well by going to the software update menu in the system settings.

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Samsung Prioritizes Faster Charging in 2024 Smartphones

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The first quarter of 2024 is already over; during this interval, Samsung has introduced several Galaxy smartphones of particular belonging, such as the flagship Galaxy S24 series, the Galaxy A55 and Galaxy A35, the mid-range ones, the Galaxy A15 and Galaxy F15, the budgetable ones, and many more. But the fact is, after being the latest smartphones, they have a lack of ‘charging speed.’ 

Undoubtedly, Samsung is leading the tech industry with its top-notch features, design, and larger batteries, as compared to other Android manufacturers, but despite all this, it has a massive lack of charging speed. Samsung usually attaches larger batteries to its Galaxy smartphones to enhance the users’ non-stop-using experience. But a larger battery isn’t worth it unless it has a good charging speed. 

On the other hand, Chinese manufacturers are equipping their smartphones with charging speeds north of 100W, whereas 45W is the maximum speed you can get on Galaxy smartphones. However, even 45W charging is quite rare among Galaxy phones. Samsung has launched most of the Galaxy devices in the last couple of years, including the flagship with support for 25W. 

Here we are making things easy for you if you are looking to buy a Galaxy smartphone that debuted in 2024 with the support of 45W charging speed by mentioning a list of devices: 


The list is quite short, even considering that the Galaxy F55, M55, and C55 are just rebranded variants of the same smartphone for different regions. Now Samsung is setting up to launch its next-generation foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6, in July, but it is yet to be confirmed whether these devices will get a boost in charging speeds from 25W or not. 

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