Last year, Google rolled out the Android 13 update to eligible Pixel devices. Currently, other manufacturers like Xiaomi, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, and OnePlus are rolling out the Android 13 update. However, Google has already started working on the next-generation OS, i.e. Android 14.
Google tends to have a sweet or dessert name for its Android versions. For instance, Android 9 was name Pie. However, Google switched to number naming with Android 10. Then we saw Android 10, 11, 12 and 13. This dessert or sweet treat naming still exists internally, and that’s how we know what Android 14 will be called.
What is Android 14?
Android 14 is the fourteen major version of the Android operating system. It will arrive as the successor to Android 13. With Android 14, we will see several new features such as larger font sizes, more granular per-app language controls, support for native app cloning, Predictive back gesture, Exact alarm permissions, a Health Connect app, and more
Android 14 will be called Upside Down Cake. According to XDA Developers, the dessert name of Android 14 has been spotted in the Android Gerrit, and the new version is code-named Upside Down Cake. An “Upside Down Cake” is a baked cake upside down in the oven with its toppings on the bottom of the pan. The cake is then flipped and served right-side up. It’s cool to see Google holding up the tradition of dessert code names for Android versions.
This name of Android 14 might not sound as exciting as past code names, but in Google’s defence, there may not have been many good options to choose from. This is not something new or surprising, as we have already seen several leaks in the past that revealed the dessert or sweet code names of Android versions. For those who don’t know, Android 10 is known as Quince, Android 11 is called Red Velvet Cake, Android 12 is known as Snow Cone, and Android 13 is known as Tiramisu.
Android 14 Update Tracker
March 1: Android 14 will reportedly bring passkey support for Dashlane and other applications. Passkeys are a safer replacement for passwords.
February 9: Android 14 Developer Preview 1 is out now. It comes with some significant improvements and features. With Android 14, we will see three significant changes: More compatibility with larger screens, More customization options, and Battery life improvements.
The Developer Preview 1 is now available for the Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5 & 5a, Pixel 6 & 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 & 7 Pro. Google has also shared the Android 14 update rollout timeline. The beta version will be released in April 2023.
It looks like Pixel 4a users will not get the Android 14 update.
January 23: Android 14 will reportedly block certain outdated apps from being installed. Google will block users from sideloading specific APK files. They will also block app stores from installing those outdated apps.
January 5: Android share menu shows the list of apps through which you can share a select file. It looks like Google will make the share menu updateable through Play Services. As per Mishaal Rahman share menu could finally be more consistent in Android 14.
December 23: With Android 14, you can continue surfing the Internet with an old Android phone. As per Mishaal Rahman, Google’s new mainline module will allow updating root certificates on the fly.
November 16: The predictive back gesture feature will arrive with Android 14. It will work inside apps and preview the prior home screen. Its development began with Android 13. The back gesture will immediately exit an application, and the home screen will get a sneak peek.
November 10: Android 14 will require support for the Identity Credential HAL that enables the secure storage of mobile driver’s licenses in Android.
November 8: Android 14 may support a new file format (NTFS?).
October 1: The AV1 codec might be a requirement for every Android 14 device; suggest an Android Open Source Project listing.
September 1: Google SVP of Platforms & Ecosystems Hiroshi Lockheimer, on his Twitter account, shared that Google is working on building satellite communication support for Android 14. So the next version of Android will bring direct satellite connectivity to smartphones.
Wild to think about user experiences for phones that can connect to satellites. When we launched G1 in '08 it was a stretch to get 3G + Wifi working. Now we're designing for satellites. Cool! Excited to support our partners in enabling all of this in the next version of Android!
— Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) September 1, 2022
August 29: Google may announce its first developer preview in February 2023. The Android 14 beta build will likely release in April 2023, as the Android 13 QPR beta update will continue till March 2023.
Android 14 Release Date
Android 14 could be announced in May 2023 at Google I/O 2023. Its Developer Preview build was released on February 8, 2023. The Beta Build will be released in April 2023. The stable version of Android 14 will likely be released in August 2023.
|ANDROID 14 BUILDS||RELEASE TIMELINE|
|Developer Preview 1||February 8, 2023|
|Developer Preview 2||March 2023|
|Beta 1||April 2023|
|Beta 2 and 3||May-June 2023|
|Beta 4||July 2023|
|Stable Build||August 2023 (Expected)|
Android 14 Supported Phones
We all know that Google offers long-term software support on its devices. Android 14 eligible phones list might include Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4XL, Pixel 5, and Pixel 5XL.
What do you think of the dessert name for Android 14? Should it be something else? If yes, what do you think it should be, perhaps your favourite dessert?
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