Google has released the first beta of Android 14, following two developer previews earlier this year in February and March.
This means that even non-developers can easily test out the upcoming software by enrolling their compatible Pixel device on the Android Beta website. Once enrolled, Android 14 Beta 1 will be available as an over-the-air update.
Note that if you have already enrolled in the version 13 QPR program and your device supports Android 14, Google will automatically update your device to Android 14 Beta 1.
Google’s release timeline indicates that they will release another beta in May, followed by two “Platform Stability” releases starting in June.
Google has also made some changes and improvements to Android 14. Which is adding a prominent back arrow during app interactions to improve back gesture understanding and usefulness.
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Apps can add custom actions to share sheets. The system ranks direct share targets using app signals. Android 14 enhances per-app language preferences with dynamic customization.
Finally, accessibility services won’t have visibility of certain views unless they claim to help users with disabilities. These claims will be checked by Google Play Protect for apps in the Play Store