The first beta version of Android 14 has not yet brought significant changes
Google has released the first of four planned public beta versions of Android 14, following the previous two for developers. This beta version is now available to install on supported Pixel devices, starting with the Pixel 4a 5G.
It’s important to note that Android betas are for developers who want to test their apps with the new version, and for users who can’t wait for the stable release because it might have bugs and issues.
In terms of new features, there aren’t many major changes in this beta, but there are two notable updates to the user interface.
The first is the new back arrow, which is now more visible when interacting with the app, which aims to improve the understanding and usefulness of the gesture. This arrow will match the color to the user’s wallpaper or device theme, providing a seamless visual experience.
Another update is that developers can now add their own actions to the standard Share interface, and it itself will become smarter in how it ranks actions and applications so that data from one application can be conveniently shared with another.
In addition, in the first beta version of Android, language settings for applications and previously announced privacy settings from Google also appeared.
More details on what’s new in Android 14, including user-centric features, are expected at the upcoming Google I/O event next month. So far it looks like this will be an evolutionary release with minor updates.