Google has finally released the official version of Android 14 after many delays. The company wants to combine the announcement of the new Android version with the launch of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Some new features of Android 14 are exclusive to the latest Pixel phones.
Exclusive Android 14 features available on Pixel 8
“Creative AI (artificial intelligence) wallpapers” is one such feature of Android 14 that first appeared on the Pixel 8 series. It uses AI to allow Pixel 8 users to create wallpapers with words. written reminder. Users can also customize the wallpaper they like by choosing from a list of suggested wallpapers, according to Android Authority .
Android 14 also introduces other customizations that are not limited to the Pixel 8 series. Users can add shortcuts to the lock screen in the bottom corner. Some shortcut options are: Camera, Do Not Disturb, Mute, QR Code Scanner, Device Control, Google Home app, Flashlight, and Video Call.
Users can also experiment with font types, widgets, colors, and formats to further customize their Android 14 lock screen. Regarding images, Android 14 supports 10-bit HDR (also known as Ultra HDR), delivering more vibrant colors and enhanced contrast.
Update on the health and security of Android 14
The Health Connect app is now built into Android 14, so devices won’t need to download it.
For better device security, Android 14 will encourage users to set a six-digit PIN. After entering the correct PIN, the device will automatically open instead of needing to press enter to unlock the device.
Android 14 availability
Google says Android 14 will start rolling out to supported Pixel devices today. The list includes Pixel 4a 5G devices and later. The Pixel Tablet will also receive the update alongside the handsets.
Android 14 is also coming to devices from Samsung, iQOO, Nothing, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi later this year.