Android 14 may change the phone sharing menu


San Francisco: Google’s next system software update, Android 14, will change the share sheet for Android devices.

The company has been working on improving the share sheet for a long time, but since it can only be updated with a new version of Android, progress has been slow, reports Android Police.

Esper’s Mishaal Rahman noticed that the tech giant had developed an experimental, hidden copy of the Share Sheet that resides in Android 13.

It was identical to the existing share sheet in terms of appearance and functionality, but unlike it, it was a core module.

As a result, it could be updated using Play Services, such as the Bluetooth stack or network components, as it is separate from Android itself, the report says.

Last month, it was reported that the tech giant was working on a new feature for Android 14 that would allow Android devices to stay connected to the internet even after they got very old.

This would allow devices to update their root certificates or digital certificates belonging to the issuing authority, on the fly, as root certificates on Android devices can currently only be updated through system updates.