Android 14’s release date could be pushed back to next month, according to new details that have surfaced online ahead of the release. Google was previously expected to release the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) source code for the next version of its Android operating system on Tuesday. Android expert Mishaal Rahman has revealed that it could now be released in October, alongside the search giant’s forthcoming Google Pixel 8 series of smartphones. Meanwhile, Google has unveiled a new three-dimensional Android logo that will appear on Android smartphones and devices in the coming months.
Accordingly details As Rahman announced on Wednesday, Google has informed Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that Android 14 security release notes detailing the fixed vulnerabilities will be released on October 4th. He adds that the decision to postpone the release has been made. very late” and OEMs expected the code to arrive on Tuesday.
Rahman suspects that the new Android 14 release date could coincide with the launch of the Pixel 8 series – the company has usually released the source code of its next Android operating system before the launch of new smartphone models. Last year, Google released Android 13 and its source code in September, while the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro were unveiled the following month.
On Tuesday, Google announced the launch of the latest quarterly Feature Drop update. The first feature is called Image Q&A on Lookout and it provides audio descriptions for each image and allows users to ask follow-up questions. The At a Glance widget has also been updated with AI capabilities to show upcoming flight details, weather and other important information on the home screen.
Meanwhile, Google is also rolling out support for unknown tracker alerts – allowing Android phones to detect unknown and unwanted Bluetooth trackers and pinpoint their location. According to Google, Gmail users will be able to use a new translation feature for emails, while WhatsApp users will be able to access their chats via their Wear OS smartwatch.
Google has also started updating the Android logo with one that shows the bug droid with a three-dimensional body, while the name is now capitalized. The company informed TechCrunch that the updated 3D Bug Droid logo and Android branding will be coming to smartphones in the coming months.