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Android 14: First beta available now

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The next version of Google's smartphone OS, Android 14, is imminent. Now the first beta has been released and here you can find out what it entails.

Google will only present Android 14 at Google I/O 2023, which will take place on May 10th. But developers have been able to select the next major Android update as part of the Developer Preview since Februaryprobeer However, since these previews are usually still unstable, they are not suitable for regular users.

For this, Google released the very first beta of Android 14 today, which is not only aimed at developers, but also at all other experimenters. At the same time, the timetable up to the release was announced, which looks similar to previous years: by September pro Another test version will be released this month, with the operating system expected to be largely stable as early as June.

Android 14 release schedule

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Android 14: The new features

Since this is the first release, the range of features in the final version may change a little. However, Google has already included some innovations this article zusammen.

In addition to improvements in privacy, security and performance, the focus is on updates for the user interface. The upcoming OS should contain various adjustments for tablets and foldables, a new back button and a revised "Share sheet". It is also very practical that different languages ​​can be used pro App is facilitated.

As you can see, the range of functions is still limited, but the closer we get to September, the more will be added.

Android 14 Beta 1 is available to all Pixel 4a, Pixel 5 and 5a, Pixel 6 and 6 owners Pro, Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 and 7 Pro be tested. However, it is advisable to install the test version on a second device, as errors can still occur. There are precise instructions here a DAK Bungalow.

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