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Day by day Authority: 📱 Android 14’s first preview has landed

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☕ Good morning! One in all my favourite issues to do nowadays is to play chook movies for my cat through the laptop computer. She will’t grasp that they aren’t actual and winds up on the lookout for the critters behind the display screen. Anyway, we’ve received fairly just a few tales to cowl at this time, so let’s get on with it.

Android 14’s first developer preview is right here

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Google flicked the change yesterday and launched the primary Android 14 developer preview. That is simply the primary stage within the eventual secure launch later this yr, however there’s loads to glean from this preview already.

New options and tweaks

  • Google confirmed a number of Android 14 options and enhancements yesterday. However issues are a bit of barebones proper now.
  • Maybe essentially the most polarizing change is the lack to put in apps based mostly on Android Lollipop’s APIs and earlier.
  • Google reasoned that these older apps had been susceptible to malware as they don’t benefit from fashionable protections (e.g. permissions).
  • That’s a really comprehensible stance, but it surely does imply that some area of interest apps and deserted video games are on the chopping block.
  • A minimum of you should use some ADB instructions to sidestep this restriction.
  • Different notable additions are greater font sizes (from 130% in Android 13 to 200%), a brand new alarm permission, and a slew of under-the-hood battery tweaks.
  • Veteran code sleuth Mishaal Rahman has additionally uncovered upcoming options like clone/twin apps performance and a bloatware finder device.

Wish to set up it in your cellphone?

  • The excellent news is that Android 14 DP1 is now accessible to obtain in your handset. 
  • The dangerous information is that it’s just for Pixels proper now (Pixel 5 or newer, Pixel 4a 5G or newer).
  • Nonetheless, you may certainly view our Android 14 set up information in the event you’re eager to hop aboard.
  • Do be warned that that is nonetheless a really early model of Android 14, so count on loads of bugs.
  • You due to this fact most likely shouldn’t set up this preview in case your Pixel is your major cellphone. I do know I’m skipping it on my private Pixel 7 Professional.

When’s the secure Android 14 launch, although?

  • That’s the important thing query, isn’t it?
  • Trying to the previous, secure Android 13 launched in August 2022, Android 12 launched in October 2021, and Android 11 launched in September 2020.
  • Google additionally claimed Android 14 will attain function stability in June and that builders will due to this fact have “a number of weeks” to conduct ultimate testing.
  • So a Q3 launch might be on the playing cards, however historical past exhibits that an early This fall launch is feasible too. 
  • Google additionally affords a beta launch round its I/O convention in Could annually, so we’d count on the identical in 2023. 
  • The beta launch usually contains the participation of different smartphone manufacturers, so these with out Pixels might want to wait till then.
  • In any occasion, our Android 14 replace tracker is reside now, so you may verify again there for updates out of your favourite model.

Thursday Factor

Palindromic names USA namerology

Palindromes are enjoyable, being phrases that learn the identical forwards and backwards (suppose “nun” or “madam”). However palindromic names are enjoyable too, and Namerology (h/t: Neatorama) has charted their recognition within the US from 1922 to 2021.

It seems that Ava, Hannah, and Anna had been the preferred palindromic names within the US in 2021. Different common names embody Ada, Ana, Otto, and Elle.

Apparently, the web site notes that the preferred palindromic identify of all time, Bob, didn’t make the record in 2021. After all, Bob is brief for Bobert Robert, however even the total identify has seen a significant decline in recognition.

Have an awesome day!
Hadlee Simons, Editor



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