Android 14 continues to be a number of months away from its anticipated launch, however particulars concerning the subsequent model of Google’s working system for smartphones continues to floor on-line. The upcoming model of Android is anticipated to characteristic small design tweaks and enhancements, as effectively has enhancements for efficiency and privateness below the hood. A month after the corporate confirmed off lock display screen clock customisation choices on Android 14 at Google I/O, new customized clock designs in addition to customisation choices have surfaced on-line.
New lock display screen clock customisation choices for Android 14 have been shared by tipster Kamila Wojciechowska (via Esper’s Mishaal Rahman). A sequence of lock display screen clocks are proven in a display screen recording displaying a number of choices — for color and dimension — when a particular clock face is chosen. In keeping with Rahman, the brand new lock display screen customisation choices needs to be out there with Android 14 Beta 3, a month after they have been revealed at Google I/O.
In Android 14 Beta 2, we solely have entry to a single lock display screen clock design. However as Google introduced at I/O, extra clock choices shall be coming quickly. You possibly can see what they seem like on this video: https://t.co/irZXpd7Lof
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) June 2, 2023
In keeping with particulars shared by Rahman, the Wallpaper and Fashion app on Android 14 will let you change the color and depth of the lock display screen clock. It is because the choice to set completely different wallpapers for the house display screen and lock display screen may result in a discrepancy with the system-provided color palette and the lock display screen wallpaper color.
As an alternative, the Wallpaper and Fashion app will let you choose a special color for the clock and modify depth, whereas a second tab will allow you to choose between Dynamic and Small dimension choices for the clock. Choosing this feature is identical as deciding on the double-line clock settings situated below Show > Lock display screen within the Settings app.
Final week, Rahman revealed that Android 14 may introduce a battery well being monitoring characteristic that might assist customers see their cellphone’s battery well being and hold monitor of cost cycles. The following model of Android consists of new software programming interfaces (APIs) that present particulars such because the well being of the cellphone’s battery, the manufacturing date, when it was first used, what number of charging cycles have been accomplished, and the charging coverage.
On the newest Android beta model, two APIs that monitor battery charging standing and the variety of battery cost cycles (cost and discharge) are public, permitting third celebration apps to entry this info, whereas particulars like charging coverage and well being state are solely accessible to privileged system apps. It’s at the moment unclear whether or not these options shall be accessible to customers when Android 14 is rolled out to eligible Pixel smartphones later this 12 months.