Android 14 – Best new features you need to know

Want to know everything there is to know about the best new Android 14 features? You’ve come to the right place if you’re a diehard Android fan or a curious Apple user looking to see what’s on the other side of the fence.

This Android 14 guide walks you through all of the best, most exciting features in Google’s next-generation version of Android. And lett you know what to expect in your next phone and/or what to expect when you finally upgrade your operating system.

Better battery life

Better battery life

Better battery life

The efficiency of background processes and large file downloads may be increased behind the scenes in Android 14 in order to extend battery life.

Moreover, Android’s internal broadcast handling may see some improvements. They are essentially system-wide messages of purpose within different OS components. That supports efficient and predictable operation.

One such example is turning on or off Airplane Mode. It requires a number of different apps and processes to respond appropriately as soon as the switch is turned on or off.

Satellite connectivity

Google has already revealed that it will add satellite connection compatibility to Android 14. That is because the company wants to counter the iPhone 14’s satellite connectivity capabilities.

This function will only be included in the most recent smartphones. This ideally will include the Google Pixel 8 because it can only operate on Qualcomm’s new hardware components scheduled for release later this year.

Predictive back gesture

Predictive back gesture

Predictive back gesture

In Android, pressing the back button always seems to be a gamble. Do you want to return to the previous menu? the app’s home screen? Or even the actual home screen, which forces you to restart?

With its predictive back gesture function, Google attempted to address this in Android 13. But all signs point to this being integrated as standard in Android 14. And this should result in a more pleasant user experience.

Health Connect

Fitbit, Samsung Health, MyFitnessPal, Peloton, and many more well-known health applications are collected in one convenient location by the useful software called Health Connect.

Even while it has several useful features, it has mostly gone unnoticed, thus the rumors that it will be a common feature of Android 14 make perfect sense.

Regional preferences

Android 14 Regional preferences

Android 14 Regional preferences

We’re really thrilled about the new Regional preferences feature discovered in Android 14. Meanwhile, there’s no assurance that it will make it into the final release version. In essence, it enables you to choose your preferred units for variables like weight, distance, time format, and more, and it automatically applies your preferences to loaded apps.

This is a much-needed update if you’re always having to change preferences when you first install various programs because it will help you save time.

RIP older apps

For better or for worse, Android 14 will no longer allow the installation of previous apps. This makes sense, at least in terms of privacy and security, on the one hand. In essence, you won’t be able to install any apps made for Android 5.1 Lollipop or earlier. This modification makes a lot of sense because malware frequently makes an annoying appearance in older apps.

Of course, this will be somewhat of a blow to users of older, legitimate but specialized apps. And it’s too soon to say if there will be a solution. Yet, for the vast majority of Android users, this is only an additional layer of security that shouldn’t interfere with normal use.