What’s new in Android 14
According to a report by Android Police, Android 14 DP1 has a hidden system settings page named “Regional Preferences”, which will allow users to set all regional preferences, without requiring the user to go into the Settings menu of every application. Will be able to leave
The settings will automatically establish system-wide preferences for temperature units, calendar format, first day of the week, and number system. This means that the application will not need to ask or guess about the user’s preferences.
Android 14 Security, Privacy Features
Android 14 will also enhance the security of Android phones by enforcing stricter API requirements and limiting the permissions of apps.
In the new OS, apps will have to declare in detail how their apps plan to use certain phone features. Furthermore, this data exchange between apps will be limited, and additional files downloaded by apps to complete tasks will be read-only.
This means that malicious code placed in additional files that execute when the download is complete can be avoided because hackers will not be able to execute malicious code in read-only files.
Additionally, Android 14 will also prevent installation of malicious apps targeting older API levels to abuse sensitive permissions. “Malware often targets older API levels to bypass security and privacy protections that have been introduced in newer Android versions,” Google said.
Android 14 will also limit the sending of “intents” – a message sent by one app to request any action from another app component. Only those “Intents” will be allowed that have a specified recipient.