Google releases Android 14 Developer Preview 2
Google recently released the Android 14 Developer Preview 2, which further enhances privacy protection.
In the second Developer Preview of Android 14 version, Google has added detection for abnormal screen capture behavior to prevent malicious programs from secretly recording users’ operational screens, thereby stealing personal chat privacy or bank transaction information.
In addition, Google is following Apple’s practice in the iOS operating system to restrict photo access and will add permissions for accessing different types of photo content according to different apps in Android 14. Furthermore, the app login process has been simplified, while the security level has been increased.
To further improve the smoothness of system operations, Google has designed a system to limit app access to system resources in Android 14. Apps that are temporarily not in use or those that are resident in the background of the system can only access limited system resources. More memory and resources are available only when the app is resumed.
To ensure safe system operation, Google has already requested developers to update their app designs. Apps with outdated versions or those that have not been updated for a long time may not function smoothly in the Android 14 operating system environment. Regarding foldable phones or large-sized tablet devices, Google has also made adjustments in Android 14 to better meet the different usage needs of various screen devices.
Currently, the Android 14 Developer Preview 2 version is mainly for developers, and Google plans to release the public Developer version for the general public during Google I/O 2023, which is expected to be held on May 10th this year. At that time, more people can join the testing of the new version of Android 14.