The much-anticipated Android 14 has finally been unveiled at Google I/O. The event, which also announced the Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold, showcased what the next generation of Android OS will look like. The focus for this year was on design changes, accessibility features and optimizations. The general interface has largely remained the same as Android 13, however. One of the biggest upgrades coming from the update is that the new Android 14 will reduce battery consumption on devices and also increase overall battery life. Let us take a look at what Android 14 is all about.
Android 14 features
Accessibility features: The Android 14 is heavily focusing on accessibility features to enable users to better use their devices. Earlier in Android 13, Google added a reading mode for the visually impaired, native braille display support, and audio descriptions. Now with Android 14, users get the option for larger font sizes. In the new OS, the font sizes can be increased to 20 percent as opposed to 130 percent which was possible in Pixel phones with Android 13.
Notification changes: Android 14 has added a new feature of notification flashes where when you get a new notification you can get visual cues through the camera flash and display which lights up. You can even choose the color of the display flash.
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New Language improvements: The new Android 14 will get an improved Grammatical Inflection API which will offer better support for gendered languages such as French and German. Third-party app developers can also customize the app language list per region and even run A/B testing.
Regional preferences: If a USA-based user lives in Europe, they can now opt for European-style measurements, and other system apps.