Google is expected to release the first Android 14 developer preview next month. Ahead of this, a new information reveals that Android 14 will bring an intuitive system share sheet that will be combined with Google Play Services.
Android share sheet is primarily designed for sending content outside your app or directly to your contacts. It’s great for performing basic functionalities of seamless file transferring but it has not been much developed since its availability.
Google has tried to improve it over the years but since it can only be updated with a new Android generation, the progress of its improvement is very slow. Fortunately, this slow progress is not going to continue further as Google is likely to combine the Android 14 share sheet with Play services.
As spotted by Mishaal Rahman from Esper, Google has developed an experimental, hidden copy of the share sheet that lives within Android 13. At a glance, it looks identical to the current share sheet, even though its functionality is the same but what makes it different is that it is a mainline module.
It means that the share sheet is decoupled from Android and can be updated through Play Services just like other Google Play system apps and services. After its implementation, the company can upgrade it separately and users will be able to access its new features faster than before.
It is worth noting that the company has not yet told what it intends to do by combining the share sheet with Play Services. However, one thing is for sure we will see more improvements to the Android Share Sheet in the coming time.
More Galaxy S21 FE users getting One UI 6.0 (Android 14) update
Samsung rolled out the One UI 6.0 update for the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone, starting with Verizon network carrier in the US and now the company is expanding it to more users. Now, the company is making this update available in some European countries including Germany.
The Galaxy S21 FE smartphone is getting One UI 6.0 update in Germany with One UI build version G990B2XXU5FWK3. The update has around 2.4 GB package, you can connect your device to Wi-Fi to install the update.
Based on Android 14, the One UI 6.0 update offers a more refined and user-friendly interface, enhanced privacy and security options, redesigned widgets and notifications, improved performance and battery life, and more.
The update also installs the November 2023 security patch. Users can check for the update manually by going to Settings > Software update > Download and install.
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Samsung Galaxy M14 5G bags Android 14 and One UI 6.0 update
One UI 6.0 update for Samsung Galaxy M14 5G smartphone is currently rolling out in Middle East countries including UAE and the company will soon make it available in more markets. The update has a One UI build version M146BXXU2BWK8.
Based on Android 14, One UI 6 update arrives with new features and improvements such as a redesigned user interface with smoother animations, a revamped notification panel and quick settings, improved privacy and security settings, enhanced camera performance and modes, new widgets, and more.
The latest update also includes the November 2023 security patch, which fixes several vulnerabilities in the Android OS and Samsung’s software.
Users who have received the update can install it from Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install. The update aims to provide an amazing experience for devices.
Google drops Android 14 QPR1 with December 2023 patch
Google has rolled out an Android 14 QPR1 stable update and a big Feature Drop for several Pixel devices, including the Pixel 8, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel 7 series. The update brings a bunch of new features and improvements, as well as security patches for December 2023.
The update fixes 33 security issues, ranging from moderate to critical, that affect the Android framework, system, kernel, and media framework. It makes your smartphone more stable, secure, and reliable.
In addition, the update also adds some new features including the ability to force an app into a specific aspect ratio on the Pixel Fold and Tablet, a new “Metro” lock screen clock, a particle effect when changing wallpapers, and weather information on the Clock app and widget. The Pixel Launcher also has some tweaks to the Search preferences and settings shortcut.
The update is available as an OTA for the supported Pixel devices. Users can check for the update by going to Settings >> System >> Advanced >> System update.