Earlier this week, Google updated it’s beta downloads page to include Android 14’s first Quarterly Platform Release (QPR1), that gave us a bit of an insight into what to expect from the official release three months from now, as part of December’s Pixel Drop.
A lot of subtle changes were made, such as adjusting the aspect ratio of individual apps, finding your phone even when it’s off, and other quality of life improvements among better customization options. After a long wait, Google finally gave us the ability to customize the lock screen clock in Android 14, and now they are taking it a step further by working on a landscape mode for the lock screen.
While it may not have a lot of benefits on the surface of it, the aesthetic element does come into play, and if they could do the same for the AOD, the feature would feel quite similar to the StandBy mode on iPhones. However, the use-cases might differ.
Regardless of that, Google is working on improving the lock screen even further, as seen in Android 14 QPR1. In this release, Google has added in a new clock style called “Metro,” that is essentially a two line digital clock, made out of stripes of two contrasting colors. Here’s how it looks:
This is all we know for now, but rest assured that we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.