Together with enhancing the big display expertise and total efficiency, the Android 14 Developer Preview 2 is introducing various enhancements to privateness, safety, and consumer management. Android has at all times supplied pretty granular management over per-app permissions and safety performance. Google is taking this a step additional within the Android 14 Developer Preview by enabling “Chosen photographs entry,” which can give the app momentary entry to solely the photographs or photograph.
Android 14 Developer Preview 2 additionally sees the introduction of a Credential Supervisor, which helps conventional passwords and passkeys, that are the brand new cross-platform trade normal for password-less sign-in. The Credential Supervisor ought to make it simpler and safer for extra apps, websites, and companies to utilize biometric authentication and signing in with no password.
The brand new preview, which matches dwell on March 8, 2023, additionally goals to scale back interruptions by giving foreground apps higher management over the apps and companies they work together with, permitting them to limit background app launches. Apart from safety enhancements, notifications are additionally getting a little bit of consideration but once more.
Extra persistent notifications are actually dismissible by the consumer, so long as the gadget is locked. Going ahead, solely notifications about essential gadget performance can be non-dismissible. Extra privateness and management for the end-user is at all times welcome.