Discover Exciting Lock Screen Clock Designs and Customization Options in Android 14 Before its Launch
Android 14 is on the horizon, with its release just a few months away. Exciting information about Google's upcoming smartphone operating system continues to surface online, providing glimpses into the improvements and tweaks that can be expected.
This next version of Android is anticipated to bring about small design changes, performance enhancements, and bolstered privacy features. Following its showcase of lock screen clock customization options at Google I/O, new leaks have now unveiled custom clock designs and further customization choices for Android 14.
Notable tipster Kamila Wojciechowska (via Esper's Mishaal Rahman) has shared fresh details about the lock screen clock customizations in Android 14. A screen recording demonstrates various lock screen clocks with options to adjust color and size when a particular clock face is selected. Rahman reveals that these new customization features for the lock screen should become available in Android 14 Beta 3, approximately a month after they were first unveiled at Google I/O.
According to Rahman's insights, the Wallpaper and Style app in Android 14 will enable users to change the color and intensity of the lock screen clock. This addition is particularly relevant due to the potential discrepancy that could arise when setting different wallpapers for the home screen and lock screen, as it might clash with the system's provided color palette and the lock screen wallpaper color.
To address this issue, the Wallpaper and Style app allows users to select a distinct color for the clock and adjust its intensity. Additionally, a second tab within the app offers options to choose between Dynamic and Small sizes for the clock. Opting for this setting mirrors the process of selecting the double-line clock settings located under the Display > Lock screen in the Settings app.
In a recent disclosure by Rahman, it was revealed that Android 14 might introduce a battery health monitoring feature. This potential addition would empower users to monitor their phone's battery health and keep track of charge cycles. Android 14 introduces new application programming interfaces (APIs) that provide details such as battery health, manufacturing date, initial usage date, number of completed charging cycles, and the charging policy.
In the latest Android beta version, two APIs that track battery charging status and the number of battery charge cycles (charge and discharge) are publicly accessible, allowing third-party apps to access this information. However, details such as charging policy and health state are currently accessible only to privileged system apps. The accessibility of these features to users upon the official release of Android 14 for eligible Pixel smartphones later this year remains uncertain.