Android 14: The Biggest Features Announced at Google I/O 2023

From CNET: Although AI took center stage at today's Google I/O event, Dave Burke, VP of Engineering at Google, touched on several new customization options coming to the lock screen on Android 14.

Android 14 was first announced back in February, with the release of its first Android 14 developer preview. In April, Google released the first public beta version of Android 14, which you can actually download right now (as long as you have a compatible phone, like the Pixel 7A and Pixel Fold).

The public and beta versions of Android 14 so far have brought improvements to privacy and security, like the ability to disable PIN animations to make it safer when unlocking your phone in public, and new features to accessibility, with larger font sizes for the visually impaired and flash notifications for those that are hard of hearing.

You now have the ability to add your own personalized clock to the lock screen on Android 14, choosing the font, color, size and design. There are also new lock screen shortcuts, which allow you to jump into your most frequent activities, like turning on your flashlight, opening your wallet for payment or launching your camera to scan a QR code -- directly from your lock screen.

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