Android 14’s third beta is out now and some of its features attract the attention of code tinkerers.
Code inside the Beta 3 reveals that the software will be able to recognize and set different functions to the different buttons on a stylus. There’s a code line for the primary button (the one closest to the tip), for the secondary, a tertiary, and the tail button (the one near or at the top). You’ll also be able to set the software to ignore stylus button presses.
Android 14’s Beta 3 allows you to launch the default note app with the tail button, as well as change which the default app is.
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The expanded functionality could hint that Google is working on a stylus for the Pixel Tablet, which launched without mention of one, but does support the USI 2.0 (Universal Stylus Initiative) type stylus.