Today, Google surprised Android enthusiasts with an unexpected event. Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 were unveiled at this event. The well-received models come with a seven-year Android update guarantee, making them especially appealing. There was a bigger surprise, however, than these devices. Android 14, the next major release of the Android mobile operating system, has been announced by Google.

The Android updates every year in order to improve, customize, and enhance its users’ experience. Android 14 was eagerly anticipated after Android 13’s success and its many new features. Now is the time. Android 14 redefines the smartphone experience with enhanced customization, control, and accessibility features.

Personalization has been the company’s main focus this year. Unlike Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android promises a more personalized experience. The mobile operating system was enhanced this year with a series of Enhanced Personalization tools.

The company is taking its “Material You” design language, which was introduced with Android 13, to a new level. This feature automatically adjusts app icons, user interface elements, settings, and much more according to the colors of the current wallpaper, following a specific color scheme. Users can now set custom lock screen shortcuts, allowing quick access to their favorite apps and features.

Additionally, the lock screen and home screen can be customized with widgets, colors, fonts, and more. Android 14 has a delightful surprise for artists. Users can create wallpapers that resonate with their vision using AI-generated text-to-image diffusion models. Furthermore, Android 14 includes a monochromatic theme that wraps the device in a beautiful palette of muted colors for those who prefer minimalistic aesthetics.

The new Android offers impeccable image and video quality in addition to personalization. With Ultra HDR, photos have vibrant colors, bright highlights, and deeper shadows. By using this feature, you can ensure that your photos are of the highest quality. In addition, HDR screens capture and display photos without compromising the image’s intrinsic quality.

Health Connect:

With Health Connect, users can store and manage their health data from different apps in one place. With this, you can track your fitness and wellness progress more easily and control who has access to your data. In Android 14, you can also see how apps use your data with new data-sharing updates. When an app shares your location data with third parties, you’ll be notified.

New features for Hearing & low Vision users:

Several new features in Android 14 make the platform more accessible to people with low vision and hearing impairments. Among other things, the new magnifier is more intuitive to use, and the Quick Settings tile lets you change the font size on your device. There is also a dedicated setup flow for hearing aids in Android 14, as well as a shortcut for accessing hearing aid controls. Users can also turn on “Flash notifications” to receive visual light flashes when they receive incoming notifications.

Google Pixel devices are now running Android 14 with its stable version, according to Google. OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi will also be able to use it later this year.