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Android 14 Developer Preview 2 brings new features

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Google is back in the game to progress with the Android 14 development after releasing the initial Android DP; now the company has come with its second update for Pixel devices; the Android 14 Developer preview 2 came with new features and improvements that will increase the progress of Android 14.

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The Android 14 developer preview 2 is kind of similar software to the first one with new improvements and introduces some new features which are useful for the developers only because it is currently available in raw format which means it can easily unstable your device and some functions of the device also may not work after installing it. Let’s discuss the features which will possibly be available in Android 14 stable on the basis of this Android developer preview.

New features come with Android Developer preview 2

The latest Android developer preview has several new features and improvements for different functionalities, such as:

  1. With the new Android DP, we got to know that it will bring improvements for large-screen devices, including tablets and foldable.
  2. For privacy and security, a new photo permission dial box appeared at the time of permission asked by any app for photos which contains three options – Allow access to all photos, select photos, and Don’t allow.
  3. The credential manager has been improved.
  4. Users will get more control over background activity; it can help to restrict apps that are not useful and cover space.
  5. Now the Notification containing FLAG_ONGOING_EVENT will be dismissable.
  6. It will improve the installation process of apps from the play store; for this, the update has added several new package installer APIs.
  7. Android 14 will add regional language preferences, which helps users to set their device language as per the user requirements; for example, if you prefer a temperature unit as Celsius and want language preferences, now you can easily do it by using the new menu as Regional preferences.
  8. Now the compatibility of the app will be improved, so the apps will get more optimized according to the devices and get the new update faster and smoother.

Informatively, the Android 14 developer preview 2 will be available for select Pixel devices, including Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 6a, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 5, or Pixel 4a (5G), for guidance to install you can visit our previous article.


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Galaxy S22 started receiving One UI 6.1 update with Galaxy AI features

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Last month, Samsung officially confirmed the One UI 6.1 update for the 2022 models. Now, keeping its promise, the company has started rolling out the major update for the Galaxy S22 series. 

The Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy S22 series is live in South Korea. Users who own the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers S901NKSU3EXDC, S906NKSU3EXDC, and S908NKSU3EXDC, respectively.

Samsung has released several Galaxy AI features with the One UI 6.1 update that will help you provide a better communication experience and take advantage of the ability to quickly understand information.

For your information, the Galaxy S22 series device will get the benefit of all the important Galaxy AI features, including Circle to Search, Live Translate, Generative Edit, Note Assist, Transcript Script, Chat Assist, and many more.

Apart from the Galaxy AI feature, the device will also get some important additions on the customization side, where users will get several new changes related to wallpaper, lock screen, alarm, calendar, and many more.

To check the latest update on your device, navigate to the settings, then select the software update option here. Tap on the download and install option. Wait until it finishes searching to see if the update is available, then tap on the install button.


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Galaxy XCover5 camera breaks after Android 14 and One UI 6.0 update

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Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 is one of the rugged smartphones that is dedicatedly made for using it in any weather condition. It is worth noticing that the company hasn’t limited it to giving tough hardware but also keeps it up to date with its fresh software. In the last major update, Android 14, it has grabbed some new features, and unfortunately, it has also got an issue with the camera, which is causing inconvenience to the users.

Galaxy XCover5 getting a camera issue after Android 14

The Galaxy XCover 5 has received Android 14 and One UI 6.0, and after installing them, users have started reporting about the camera issue. In the reports, the consumers have pointed out that they are not able to use the camera focus like before. Since the camera is the most frequently used feature of the smartphone, its malfunction is significantly affecting the overall performance of the devices.

Due to the malfunctioning of the autofocus, users are also having difficulty making payments due to the autofocus malfunction. When they open the QR code scanner, they are unable to do so because the camera is not focusing on the code.

However, the Korean giant hasn’t yet released a statement regarding the issue’s resolution, despite the fact that the issue surfaced after the last update, suggesting a software update-related problem. Hopefully, Samsung could release a proper update that will update it to the latest version.

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Google Get Inspired By Samsung; As It Copies Secure Folder Feature Housed In Galaxy Phones

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Is Google following Samsung? With the Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1, it offers a new option for private space, which Samsung already offers with the title Secure Folder. 

Google released Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 in November 2023, which introduced a feature called ‘Private Space’ already housed in Samsung devices as Secure Folder. Since reports have been around for several days that the latest iteration of Android 15 will be dedicated to more security and will bring tons of new features to enhance users’ secure experiences,  one of the awaiting features is Private Space. 

The upcoming Private Space feature will allow the user to install the application in a separate, locked profile, which they can hide at any time. Although this feature has been in the development phase for a long time, it has not yet gone live. Let’s take a closer look. 

The new feature named ‘Lock private space automatically’ will allow users to configure the feature to automatically lock the protected space depending on one of the two sub-options they select in it, which are ‘Every time device lock’ and ‘After 5 minutes of inactivity.’ While choosing the first, the feature will lock Privact Space instantly after they lock the device. 

But here’s the catchable fact: Secure Folder, available on Galaxy devices, already offers this feature, so somewhere it seems like Google got inspired by Samsung. 

The reports are also saying that when users set up Private Space, the feature now recommends them to create a dedicated Google account for using it to’stop data appearing outside private space; for instance, ‘Synced photos, files, emails, contacts, calendar events, and other data,’ and many more. This suggestion and the option to automatically lock the protected space further enhance the privacy and security of private space. 

Upcoming Private Space will offer a redesign setup flow to deliver a better idea of the feature. Since this feature initially appeared in Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 and then Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1, it is expected that Android 15 will bring this feature to enhance the secure experience. 

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