- Mar 15, 2023
Google Releases Third Beta Version of Android 14 with New Power-Saving Feature
Google has released the third beta version of Android 14, the next major version of its mobile operating system. The new beta includes a number of new features and improvements, including a new power-saving mode.
The new power-saving mode is designed to help users extend the battery life of their devices. It does this by limiting background activity and reducing the performance of some apps. Users can manually enable the power-saving mode or have it automatically turn on when the battery level reaches a certain percentage.
In addition to the new power-saving mode, the third beta of Android 14 also includes a number of other new features and improvements. These include:
- A new design language called Material You allows users to customize the look and feel of their devices.
- A new privacy dashboard gives users more control over how their data is used.
- New security features, including a new security patch and a new way to report security vulnerabilities.
New Power-Saving Mode
The new power-saving mode is one of the most notable new features in Android 14. It is designed to help users extend the battery life of their devices by limiting background activity and reducing the performance of some apps.
When the power-saving mode is enabled, Android will:
- Limit background activity for apps that are not currently in use.
- Reduce the performance of some apps.
- Turn off some animations and visual effects.
- Disable some features, such as always-on display and face unlock.
Another major new feature in Android 14 is Material You, a new design language that allows users to customize the look and feel of their devices.
Material You is based on the concept of dynamic color, which allows the system colors to change based on the user's chosen wallpaper. This means that the entire user interface, including the app icons, the notification shade, and the settings menu, will all change color to match the wallpaper.
Users can also customize the look and feel of their devices by changing the font, the icon shape, and the accent color.
The new privacy dashboard is a one-stop shop for managing privacy settings on Android 14. It gives users a clear overview of how apps and services use their data.
The privacy dashboard includes the following information:
- Which apps have access to your location data?
- Which apps have access to your microphone and camera?
- Which apps have access to your contacts, calendar, and other personal information?
New Security Features
Android 14 includes a number of new security features, including:
- A new security patch that fixes a number of vulnerabilities.
- A new way to report security vulnerabilities.
The third beta of Android 14 is available now for eligible Pixel devices. Other devices will be able to test the beta in the coming weeks.
To install the third beta of Android 14, users need to enroll in the Android beta program. Once they have enrolled, they can download and install the beta over the air.
Users should note that the beta software is not intended for everyday use. It may contain bugs and other issues. Users should only install the beta if they are willing to accept the risks.
The third beta of Android 14 is a significant update that includes a number of new features and improvements. The new power-saving mode, Material You, and the privacy dashboard are all major new features that are sure to be popular with users.
The third beta is available now for eligible Pixel devices. Other devices will be able to test the beta in the coming weeks.