2023 is a new year which also means that we can look forward to the launch of the next major Android update – Android 14. While it will still be a while before Android 14 is available to the general public, Google has since launched the developer preview which gives developers early access so they have an idea of what to expect.
The good news is that this developer preview will also give us a hint of what’s to come. Keep in mind that seeing as we are this early in, there is a chance that some of the changes might not make the final cut or might see a rework ahead of its release, but either way we should still be able to get a slight idea of what to expect.
One of the things that Google is continuing to push in Android 14 is customization. This includes the ability to resize fonts where they are now increasing the max font size to 200%, up from 130% on Pixel devices. They will also apply non-linear font scaling to prevent already-large text from getting ridiculously larger.
Users will also be able to look forward to per-app language preferences. This might be useful for people coming from another country where they might still have some apps developed in their native language and want to keep it that way. Most of the other changes are largely catered towards developers which will affect how apps will behave.
According to the timeline Google shared, they expect that the beta for Android 14 will launch in April and reach platform stability around June and July before it is eventually released. More details and changes should also be revealed in the coming months, particularly at I/O 2023, so check back with us then for the updates. For those who are curious about the technical aspects of Android 14, you can find those details on the Android 14 developer site.