Google has recently unveiled the initial beta version of Android 14 QPR3, marking the third quarterly release for the Android 14 platform, set to stabilize in June. One notable discovery within the beta is the presence of a hidden page introducing a new feature named “Easy Pre-set.” This feature appears designed to streamline the Android experience, particularly for individuals who may lack technical expertise or face vision impairments.
Simplified User Interface:
Nestled within Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1 are explanatory lines detailing the functionalities of the new “Simple Mode.” This mode aims to optimize the Android user interface for enhanced readability and ease of navigation. Notable adjustments include the enlargement of icons and text, the addition of contrast and bold font, and the placement of navigation buttons at the screen’s bottom.
Easy Access and Wallpaper Transformation:
While the manual launch of the settings page for the Easy Pre-set feature is possible, enabling the mode itself remains unavailable in the current beta. Notably, activating this mode results in a distinct change – the replacement of the current wallpaper with a pure black image.
Anticipated Release and Android 15 Integration:
Although present in Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1, the likelihood of its inclusion in the stable Android 14 QPR3 update in June seems low. Indications point towards Google intending to release this feature as part of Android 15 later in the year. The feature’s presence in the QPR3 beta aligns with Google’s concurrent development of both the QPR and Android 15 releases.
This addition aligns Google with other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and third-party launchers on Google Play, catering to older or less tech-savvy users, notes NIX Solutions. The continuous efforts towards enhancing accessibility make this feature a positive addition to the stock Android experience.