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Android 14: A More Efficient and User-Friendly Operating System

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Google aims to offer enhanced user experience through its optimisation, owing to several power-saving enhancements, including better app caching and event scheduling. It appears that the business is also battling dishonest individuals who attempt to circumvent the new operating system’s restrictions on background apps. 

Certain libraries, like MarsDaemon, allow apps to operate in the background endlessly, as Oasis Feng, a greenify app developer found (via Mishaal Rahman). In short this is accomplished by launching many processes that keep track of whether other processes from the same application are terminated in order to stop the app from operating in the background. Reopening as a new process, a process will notice that another has been killed. The system effectively prevents the application in issue from properly hibernating when it repeats this chain each time a process is terminated.

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The vulnerability is fixed in Android 14, in order to prevent them from restarting slain processes in the background, this is accomplished by basically freezing the whole program and all of its processes first, followed by the system killing individual processes and only then resuming the surviving ones. Mishaal Rahman adds that while the library isn’t harmful in and of itself,  malware frequently uses it to prolong its active state. Along with these changes, the firm has increased the maximum number of applications saved in the cache itself from 32 to 1024 and shortened the amount of time required to freeze cached apps from 10 minutes to 10 seconds with Android 14. 

Google made several additional improvements to Android 14 in addition to blocking potentially harmful efforts to keep applications running continuously in the background. The corporation made modifications to Android’s internal broadcasting mechanism which notifies apps of changes in connection and battery life. It is also advised that developers refrain from using precise alarms in their apps unless they include a calendar or alarm app. Android phones batteries are particularly burdened by the feature that allows users to receive messages at a specific time. Actually, in order for freshly installed applications designed for Android 13 or higher to send alerts, they must ask the user for permission explicitly.


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Despite Android 14 Launch, Android 13 Remains Most Used

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Google shared the Android release number last time in October 2023, when Android 13 was crowned first place with a newly released Android 14. Now again, the metrics of the most-used Android versions in 2024 get updated. 

Despite the fact that it has already been seven months since the Android 14 release, Android 13 is still the most used Android version. Android 11, Android 12, and even Android 10 have surpassed the latest stable version of Android, which now holds the fifth place. The last will not always be the first. When it comes to the distribution of Android versions, the most recent version, Android 14, unfortunately does not rank first or second, but instead falls to the bottom of the Top 5.

This is being speculated as Google has finally updated the Android version distribution panel, hidden within Android Studio for a few years now. After calculating the appropriate calculations, the results show that Android 14 is on only 13% of mobile phones, a somewhat low figure considering that seven months have already passed since its launch.

If the statistics are to be believed, the most used version of Android is still Android 13, with 20.9% of the total. Since October 2023, which is the last time Google shared the data, Android 13 has dropped only 1.5%. The result is strange since it showcases that the second most used version is Android 11, holding a share of 19.0% instead of Android 12, with 14.7%. 

Jumping on the five-year-old ‘Android 10’, which has a greater market share than Android 14, The “good” news is that the versions before Oreo are gently retiring, counting up to a total of 4.6%. Versions before Marshmallow and runtime permissions arrived are presented in only 1.2% of all active Android phones. We are mentioning the Android versions with their shares. – 

  • Android 13 (20.9%)
  • Android 11 (19.0%)
  • Android 12 (14.7%)
  • Android 10 (13.6%)
  • Android 14 (13.0%)
  • Android 9 Pie (8.4%)
  • Android 8 Oreo (5.8%)
  • Android 7 Nougat (2.0%)
  • Android 6 Marshmallow (1.4%)
  • Android 5 Lollipop (0.9%)

Also, Android onwards accounts for 81.2% of the total. These versions receive changes and new features, such as updates to the Google Play system or Google services. 

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Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2 Update: Network Fixes and Better System Stability

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Google is working towards the development of Android 15, but it is not only focused on the upcoming new Android iteration; at the same time, it is also bringing new features for the pixel devices with the Android 14 QPR updates.

For your information, the QPR update stands for Quarterly Platform Release, which aims to bring new functionalities and improvements for the Pixel device on a quarterly basis. In each quarter, the company provides beta updates and then offers public updates after testing the features. Like with the late Android 14 QPR 3 beta 2.2, the company has brought some new fixes.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2: What’s new? 

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2 brings some new fixes that will improve the overall functionality of the devices. According to the changelog, the latest update will fix the issue related to mobile phones halting connectivity even on the best networks. Along with this, the update has also made improvements for making the device more stable while using different functions.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2: official changelog

This minor update to Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 includes the following fixes:


The update is live for all the eligible Google Pixel devices, including the Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. However, it will only be available to those users who haven’t joined the Android 15 beta program.

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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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