Tech giant Google is reportedly working on new features for Android 14. This will allow your Android device to stay connected to the internet even after it is very old.according to sam mobileRoot certificates on Android devices can currently only be updated via system update, allowing devices to update their root certificates or digital certificates belonging to an issuing authority on-the-fly. Also Read – Gmail Hack: How to Change Availability in Google Mail
Android 14 for keeping root certificates up to date
Every time you visit a website using your Android device, the website uses the root certificate to create a secure connection with your device. These root certificates have an expiration date, and once they expire, the website will no longer be able to connect to that particular Android device. Simply put, the website will not open on that device. Also Read – How to Make Google Maps Default on iPhone and iPad
This new feature will allow users to update their device’s root certificate through Google Play Services. Also Read – How to Enable Google’s Smart Lock Feature on Android: A Step-by-Step Guide
According to reports, this feature ensures that Android devices remain connected to the internet even as they age and no longer receive system updates from the device manufacturer.
On Android devices, root certificates can only be updated through system updates from the device manufacturer.
As a result, as your device ages, it may not receive system updates. In that case, the root certificate on that device could expire, rendering websites unloadable, the report said.
Meanwhile, with the Android 13 quarterly platform release (QPR1) beta starting next month, Google could start rolling out Android 14 beta for Pixel devices in April 2023.
Google originally said the Android 13 QPR beta would run until June 2023.
The report further reveals that Samsung smartphones such as the Galaxy A01 and Galaxy M01 come with two years of Android updates. So when the company stops updating the device, the root certificate will expire. However, the website never stops loading when running on Android 14.
– With input from IANS