Android 14 DP2 contains some noticeable changes from stable Android 13 builds though, such as new security features. For example, it is now possible to only give app access to selected photos, mirroring iOS, which was only available previously in Android 13 if an app used Google’s default photo API. Moreover, Android 14 DP2 integrates login via PassKeys within Google Play Services rather than passwords. This feature is open to all devices running Android 4.4 KitKat onwards.
Google claims that it has included greater restrictions on background apps that should pause them more quickly with a view to reducing power consumption. Please see the Android Developers Blog for more details, where it also details ‘regional preferences’, an option to personalise numbering systems, the first day of the week and temperature units. While Android already arranges these based on language and location settings, ex-pats may prefer European standards in North America and visa versa.