Android 14 Stable Update Rollout Starts: More Customization, Security, And Accessibility Features

Google released the Android 14 stable update to coincide with the Pixel 8 series and Pixel Watch 2 launch at the Made by Google 2023 event. It was originally scheduled to launch in September, but Google pushed it back due to some improvements. Well, now that it’s finally here, let’s check out its customization, control and accessibility features and its worthy devices and learn how to download it on your phone.

Each Android release is just one of the many ways your Android smartphone gets better over time. Last year, Google introduced Android 13, which comes with a host of features like spatial audio, messaging app streaming, cross-device copy/paste, a new media player, and more.

Now, the US tech giant has done something interesting for Android users, too: the brand moved several big-screen features originally planned for Android 14 and made them available as an update to Android 13. This update includes improved multitasking, a refined Taskbar and improved foldable support with bigger and better apps.

Currently, Android 14 has started rolling out to supported Pixel devices today, and later this year, it will be coming to Samsung Galaxy, iQOO, Nothing, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, Vivo, Xiaomi, and many of your favourites.  

Android 14 Supported devices:

  • Pixel 4A
  • Pixel 5A
  • Pixel 5
  • Pixel 6A
  • Pixel 6
  • Pixel 6 Pro
  • Pixel 7A
  • Pixel 7
  • Pixel 7 Pro
  • Pixel 8
  • Pixel 8 Pro
  • Pixel Tablet
  • Pixel Fold

How to download Android 14 on your Google Pixel phone

  • On eligible Pixel devices, you open the Settings app.
  • Go to the bottom and tap System.
  • After this, tap on System Update.
  • Either you will see the update waiting for you there. Otherwise, tap Check for updates.
  • When you see the Android 14 update, download and install it.

Android 14 Customization, Control, And Accessibility Features

There are many new features in Android 14. There are many small and major improvements at the surface and OS level that enhance the overall Android experience.

Android 14 Lock Screen

Android 14 comes with an updated customization selector that makes it easier to switch between wallpapers and update what you want to see at a glance. Plus, you can now set custom lock screen shortcuts, like the QR Reader or Google Home app, so that you can get quick, one-tap access to your most-used controls right from your Android lock screen.

Plus, you can choose curated lock screen templates for fonts, widgets, colors, and formats that best match your style. These functions also use AI to adjust your screen based on your position.

Android 14 Monochromatic Theme:

Android 14 includes a monochromatic theme that keeps the minimal colors in your device sleek and beautiful if you prefer a less colorful phone aesthetic that’s easier on the eyes.

Android 14 New media capabilities

Android 14 brings new media capabilities, including Ultra HD for Images, which will present photos and videos on the device in HDR quality, zoom, focus, Postview and camera extensions, lossless USB audio, and more.

Android 14 Privacy and security

Android 14 comes with privacy and security, including Data sharing updates, Partial access to photos and videos, Background activity launching, Block installation of apps, Secure full-screen Intent notifications, and more.

Android 14

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Aakash Gour

Aakash is the main editor of RM Update and coordinator of the news area. If it is important and urgent, Aakash has written about it. He is an expert in the Android and Google ecosystem. He has been writing about mobile phones and technology in RM Update since 2019, a time in which he has been debugging his analyses and especially product photography.

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