Android 14 Beta 1: What’s New

Android enthusiasts, get ready to dive into the latest features of Android 14! With the release of the first beta, we are one step closer to experiencing the full capabilities of the next-generation Android operating system. The two developer previews that preceded this beta have already laid the groundwork for the major changes expected to arrive by the end of summer. From customizable options to better battery life and improved device system health to enhanced data control, Android 14 promises to revolutionize the way we use our smartphones.

Google has released the first beta update for Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro, offering users an early look at the next-generation Android operating system. While we wait for more detailed insights into what’s new with Android 14 Beta 1, Google has already teased some exciting features and improvements to keep an eye out for.

Android 14 Beta 1: What’s New

  • More helpful system UI: Changes to the share menu allow apps to add custom actions and shortcuts, and there’s also a more prominent back arrow to help with navigating multiple apps.
  • Data transparency: In Android 14, a new attribute allows apps to limit the visibility of sensitive data to accessibility services that claim to help users with disabilities.
  • Graphics capabilities: Updates to the Android Path API adds more functionality like morphing effects and interpolation.

If your phone is running Android 13 QPR3 Beta 2.1 and enrolled in the Android Beta Program, it will be automatically updated to Android 14 Beta 1.

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