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Android 14 will force devices to support modern AV1 video coding



Android 14 AV1 video coding

Android 13 is still relying on the top of the news section. However, Google has started lifting its hammer for a new and game-changing system. Yes, we are talking about the upcoming Android 14 that has some new tweaks regarding the AV1 video coding.

According to the latest information, the US manufacturer has made the support of AV1 video coding format mandatory for Android 14 devices. As a result, if the manufacturers want to fetch the latest version of Android to their smart gadgets then they must add the support of the AV1 codec in their internal system.

What is the AV1 codec?

After the satellite connectivity feature, Android 14 is now covering the AV1 codec topic. Generally, this is an open, and license-free video coding format. It is mainly used for video transmission and compression purposes.

Besides, AV1 is a modern and improved compression system that is quite efficient at work. It consumes fewer data and energy without affecting or reducing the video quality. In the latest edition, this code is available in the Android Open Source Project Gerrit. It reads:

“As per Android CDD (Compatibility Definition Document) 14, section 2.2.2 and section 2.6, handheld and tablet device implementations must support decoding AV1.”

Consequently, this makes clear that those devices that are eagerly waiting for the Android 14 interface need some amendments in their system. Only then they would be able to gain the enjoyable and thoughtful benefits of the upcoming software.

Android 14 AV1 video coding

64-bit change!

Another significant change that Android 14 will bring to its surface is 64-bit-apps. As per the reports, those smart gadgets that stand over the Armv9 CPU architecture can only support the 64-bit-apps. This major change is for all those latest processors that equip the Armv9 framework. For instance, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.

This makes a sense of finally marking a full stop at the 32-bit-only applications. So far, Apple has taken this decision in 2017, and following the lead, Google is next.

Apart from these major pinches, the predictive back gesture also came into the limelight and is rumored to make its way in Android 14. The respective feature made its debut in Android 13 and there are chances to catch it once again with the upcoming version.

However, we still need some time to bring everything in sequence. Let’s see what else Google is planning to bring to the Android 14 platform.

Android 14 AV1 video coding

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