The Latest On Android 14

Android 14 is the latest iteration of the internationally popular open source mobile operating system. At the moment, most phones throughout the globe run on either Android 11, 12, or 13, but some older version of Android can still be found in the wild.

Android 13 has already been out for a while at this point, and while it was a fairly popular update, it’s expected that 14 will bring even more to the operating system when it’s released later this year.

It’s Expected Release Timeframe

Android seems to be following the same timelines as with previous releases. This generally means that the first developer preview is released – which has just happened with Android 14 – before the second is made available.

It’s believed that Google will release the beta a bit further down the line, and by the time that May 2023 rolls around, there will be a much bigger release from the company. Typically, they will only put the full public version of the operating system some time in the third or fourth quarter of the year. While some of the features have been made available to the public, Google has a tendency to keep some of the more interesting features for their developer conference.

A Focus On Battery Life

Google developers have been putting a lot of effort into getting more out of the battery. The improvements are not expected to be extreme, but some of the tweaks that are being made could lead to a couple more hours of phone time. One of these tweaks is related to downloads and uploads, which are both services that consume a fair amount of power when they’re being utilised.

Limits On Older Apps

Another change that’s coming to Android 14 is that users will no longer be able to install old apps. And by old, it’s specifically aimed at apps that use Android 5.1 APIs. These APIs are no longer maintained and represent a significant security risk if installed in a more modern version of Android. Google has confirmed that any old apps will remain on the device after upgrading, but the user will not be able to install any new ones that match the older API level of Android – which is something worth keeping in mind before making the upgrade.

Cloning Apps

While this might not be available to every flavour of Android that will be on the market, many of them will receive the capability of cloning apps. This means being able to run the same app under different account settings, perfect for those that have more than one Google account or want to have two different profiles on their favourite Canada casino online gaming sites.

Google hasn’t confirmed that this is a feature that will definitely ship with the new version of Android, but it’s been speculated that it might be baked-in by the time it’s released on Pixel devices – at this point, however, it’s more of a case of waiting to see what happens.