In good news for Nokia smartphone owners, a HMD employee has confirmed the Android 14 update for Nokia XR20 5G. This will make Nokia XR20 5G the second Nokia smartphone to receive the official Android 14 update. Nokia G42 5G is the first one to receive the Android 14 update.

There is no fixed date communicated for the Android 14 roll-out to Nokia XR20 5G. HMD product team has however confirmed that the update is planned for the smartphone.

Recently Nokia G605 5G and Nokia X30 5G appeared at Geekbench running Android 14. So, these may also be planned to receive the update. The Android 14 OS update brings new customization features, visual changes, Camera/Photo quality enhancements, usability, security and privacy improvements. Here are some of the major changes and features as mentioned in the official Android 14 changelog.

Android 14’s updated customization picker makes it easier to switch between wallpapers and update what you want to see at a glance. You can now set custom lock screen shortcuts, like QR reader or the Google Home app, so you have quick, one-tap access to your most used controls directly from your Android lock screen.

Choose from a set of new, curated lock screen templates for fonts, widgets, colors and formats that best match your style. These options also use AI to adjust your screen based on your situation. For example, if the weather is suddenly taking a turn for the worse, your lock screen weather widget will become more prominent.

Android 14 also lets you show off your most creative and artistic self — no art skills required. Coming first to Pixel 8/8 Pro, generative AI wallpapers use AI-generated text-to-image diffusion models to help you create wallpapers that match your vision. You can choose from pre-set suggestions to create never-before-seen wallpapers in just a few taps.

If you prefer a less colorful phone aesthetic that is easy on the eyes, Android 14 includes a monochromatic theme that makes minimal colors look sleek and beautiful across your entire device.

Android is also helping to improve your photo and camera quality. Building on Android 13’s support for high dynamic range (HDR) video, Android 14 supports HDR images with Ultra HDR. Ultra HDR helps your photos look their best by bringing out vibrant colors, brighter highlights and darker shadows. Plus, thanks to the great HDR screens available on many of today’s phones, Ultra HDR takes and displays high-definition photos without altering the original quality of the image.

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