Google finally announced this Wednesday the arrival of the latest version of its operating system, Android 14. He did so within the framework of the presentation of the company’s new products, which had as its main attraction the latest models of the Pixel series, the Google Pixel 8 and the Google Pixel 8 Pro, the high-end phones of the search giant.
During the event, all the details of the devices were revealed, which will go on sale on Thursday, October 12, with Android 14 preinstalled. What new features will the latest version of the most used operating system in the world offer? We see them.
Data protection improvements
Security is one of the most important aspects of the Internet. As large technology companies improve their products, they strive to protect the user better and better. For example, the latest version of Android will bring with it more excellent filtering in the permissions we give to apps to access our gallery, allowing us to select which photos we want to provide access to and which we don’t.
Along the same lines, access permissions have been updated. If, for example, an application changes its terms in privacy policies on which they have based itself to ask you for some data access permissions, you can review these permissions and decide if you want it to continue maintaining this access.
The user experience also promises some improvements with the new update, such as a new generic menu to standardize the mobile sharing options. Another novelty would directly affect the back button since we can view the previous screen when returning from the edge.
In the same way, it will also be possible to configure the camera flashes or have lights on the screen that act as notifications. These may be camera flashes, screen flashes, or both. The update will also bring new methods to customize wallpapers on Android.
Another of the most important novelties of Android 14 is that operators can offer all clients internet via satellite since Android will now support it. In the not-too-distant future, this is a vital implementation that will allow all shadow areas where current terrestrial antennas do not reach, such as the ocean or high mountain areas, to be erased from the map.
Performance is also one of Google’s priorities, so the search giant has changed some internal APIs to improve the efficiency of tasks, background activities, and large file downloads, which all focus on increasing battery life.
How do I update my phone to Android 14?
Each manufacturer will launch Android 14 at a different time as they will adapt it to their devices. To update our device to the latest version, the first thing to do is wait for it to be available (it will appear automatically) and access the ‘ System Update’ section within the ‘System’ section.