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Android 14 Developer Preview 2 Reveals Emoji Wallpaper Maker
- An emoji wallpaper maker was found in the second Android 14 developer preview.
- The app would allow users to pick from a selection of emojis and colors to create a new wallpaper.
- It’s uncertain if this feature will make it to the stable build of Android 14.
Google had plans to unveil over 20 AI products this year, and one of them was a wallpaper maker for Pixel phones. It appears that the app has been discovered in the second Android 14 developer preview (Android 14 DP2).
As reported by XDA Developers, a new wallpaper feature has been found in the /product partition of Android 14 DP2. The feature is an emoji wallpaper maker that seems to be exclusive to Pixel devices. The package name is “com.google.android.apps.emojiwallpaper” and the required feature flag to activate it is “com.google.android.feature.PIXEL_EXPERIENCE.”
If you’re using Android 14 DP2, you can activate the feature by toggling a debug flag in the Wallpaper & Picker app. From there, users can choose between 14 emojis and various colors and patterns to create a unique wallpaper. Every wallpaper that’s created is saved under Wallpaper & styles>Wallpaper>Emoji Lab. Users can switch back and forth between their saved creations by tapping on the one they want to use and hitting “Set Wallpaper.” These wallpapers can also be edited after they’re saved.
It’s not uncommon for features to be hidden in developer previews, and there’s a chance we could see more secret tools emerge as people get more hands-on time with this latest update. However, it’s important to remember that these features may not make it to the final stable build of Android 14.