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TL;DR

  • Code throughout the newest Android beta means that Google may introduce a brand new “straightforward pre-set” mode that optimizes the UI for readability.
  • Android is loaded with settings and options which may make it complicated or difficult to make use of for individuals who aren’t tech-savvy or who’ve bother with their imaginative and prescient.
  • This straightforward pre-set mode adjustments settings just like the icon and textual content measurement, navigation mode, and extra.

Google simply launched the primary beta of Android 14 QPR3, which would be the third quarterly platform launch of Android 14 when it goes secure in June. After putting in the beta on my Pixel telephone, I found a hidden settings web page for a brand new function known as “straightforward pre-set.” This mode, primarily based on what I discovered, appears to be a method to make Android simpler to make use of for individuals who aren’t as tech-savvy as readers of Android Authority or who could have bother with their imaginative and prescient.

An APK teardown helps predict options which will arrive on a service sooner or later primarily based on work-in-progress code. Nonetheless, it’s doable that such predicted options could not make it to a public launch.

Hidden inside Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1 are strings that designate what this new straightforward pre-set mode will do. In line with these strings, the straightforward pre-set mode optimizes the Android UI for “improved readability and ease of navigation.” It particularly does so by “enlarging icons and textual content, including distinction and daring, and including navigation buttons to the underside of the display.”

Code

<string title="easy_preset_category">Fast entry</string>
<string title="easy_preset_description">Straightforward pre-set optimizes for improved readability and ease of navigation</string>
<string title="easy_preset_footer_message">Straightforward pre-set improves readability by enlarging icons and textual content, including distinction and daring, and including navigation buttons to the underside of the display.</string>
<string title="easy_preset_switch_title">Allow straightforward pre-set</string>
<string title="easy_preset_title">Straightforward pre-set</string>

Whereas we had been capable of manually launch the settings web page for this new straightforward pre-set function, we weren’t capable of truly allow the brand new mode simply but. Nonetheless, we did uncover a further change this mode makes when it’s enabled: the present wallpaper is swapped with a pure black picture.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1 easy preset

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It’s good to see Google add a function like this to inventory Android. Many different OEMs supply a function identical to this, and there are even third-party launcher apps on Google Play which might be designed for use by the aged or the much less tech-savvy amongst us.

Though this function is current within the Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1 launch, it’s unlikely that Google plans to launch this function with the secure Android 14 QPR3 replace in June. It’s extra probably that Google will launch this function as a part of Android 15 later this 12 months, and this function’s look within the QPR3 beta is just because Google is concurrently engaged on the QPR and Android 15 releases.

As soon as Google kicks off the Android 15 developer preview, we’ll have a greater thought of the place this function slots in. That might occur at any second, so you’ll want to observe Android Authority to search out out what’s coming within the subsequent Android launch!

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