- Android TV 14 beta released alongside Android 14.
- Android TV 14 support retired, replaced by Android TV 14.
- Android TV 14 brings call notifications to the TV.
Android is a popular operating system used on various devices, including smartphones, tablets, cars, watches, and even TVs. In May 2022, Google introduced the beta version of Android TV 13, which was based on the upcoming Android update at that time. The final version of Android TV 13 was released in December, a few months after the public release of Android 13.
Following a similar pattern, Google has quietly launched the beta version of Android TV 14 alongside the third beta of Android 14. However, currently, only emulator builds of Android TV 14 are available for download. Google has not yet provided details about the changes for developers or users, nor has it released the ADT-3 images. A recent code change indicates that Google is retiring Android TV 13 and will no longer support it.
Google quietly launched the Android TV 14 beta, and it looks like it'll bring some interesting featureshttps://t.co/tfwUBVja5D— Android Central (@androidcentral) June 8, 2023
In the upcoming build of Android Studio Canary, Android TV 13 will be labeled as unsupported, discouraging developers from creating new versions based on it. Google has informed its partners about this change and will no longer certify builds using Android TV 13. Notably, Android TV 14 seems to offer a significant change that allows call notifications from supported apps to appear directly on your TV.
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While Android TV 13 focused mainly on behind-the-scenes improvements and accessibility options, Android TV 14 is expected to bring major changes and features. It is hoped that Google and its partners will promptly roll out the update to their devices once it becomes available to the public.