Although Google officially released Android 14 in early October, there’s a good chance you’re still waiting for the update to arrive on your device. In recent years, the company has tried its best to reduce the gap between its own Pixel phones and the arrival of the latest version of Android from third-party partners, but this gap still exists in 2023. At the time of writing, many phone makers are still beta testing their Android 14 skins.
Engadget contacted almost every major phone maker in the US market to find out how close they are to releasing a stable build of Android 14. If you’re unsure whether your phone will get the new OS or not, this article will answer that question as well. ,
ASUS began public testing of Android 14 in the US on October 10. At the moment, the beta is only available on the company’s current flagship, the ZenFone 10. This is the first device that should get a stable release,’ an ASUS spokesperson told Engadget.
ASUS declined to say when Zenfone 10 users can expect the stable version of Android 14 to arrive on their devices, with the company focusing on the timing of the release, saying, “It’s a beta with our signed-up community.” “Highly dependent on the consistency and results of the tests.” Member.”
Apart from the ZenFone 10, only a few other ASUS phones will receive Android 14 due to the company’s current policy of supporting its recent devices with two platform updates. With that in mind, the oldest phones to be updated by ASUS with Android 14 are the ZenFone 9 and the ROG Phone 6.
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As the main steward of Android, Google was one of the first phone makers to release a stable build of Android 14. Most of the Pixel line, dating back to 2020’s Pixel 4a 5G, has access to Android 14 starting October 4th. Starting with the Pixel 8 series, Google has promised to support future devices for seven years. The first Android 14 Pixel feature drops will arrive sometime in December. In the meantime, you can enroll in the Android Beta for Pixel program to check out the first two Android 14 Quarterly Platform Release (QPR) betas. They include features that will come in later feature drops.
Unless there is a dramatic change in US-China relations, Huawei devices in the United States, Canada, and Europe will not get access to Android 14, at least not in the form accessible on devices from other manufacturers. In 2019, the Commerce Department placed the telecom giant on its Entity List, a move that prompted Google to cut official ties with Huawei. HarmonyOS, the company’s version of Android, is not derived directly from the codebase that Google makes available to its commercial partners. Additionally, most of the latest Huawei devices, including the Mate 60 Pro, are not available outside China.
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Motorola will start rolling out Android 14 for its phones in early 2024. The 2022 Edge, Edge+, and Edge 30 Fusion are the oldest devices that the company is planning to upgrade this time. The company’s 2023 lineup – which includes the Razr, Razr+, Moto G Power, G Stylus, and G 5G – is also expected to receive Android 14. “For Android OS status on a specific device, users can visit our software support page.” a Motorola spokesperson said.
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Carl Pei’s Nothing recently began rolling out the second open beta of Nothing OS 2.5, which is based on Android 14 with some features designed to enhance the capabilities of the company’s signature glyph interface. “The beta testing process on Phone (2) is ongoing, providing early access to our latest improvements, including new features and refinements to the Glyph interface as a result of Open Beta 1,” a Nothing spokesperson told Engadget.
Pei explained more about Nothing OS 2.5 in a recent community update, which has not been uploaded to YouTube. Among other enhancements, Open Beta 2 adds a new glyph animation when the Phone 2’s NFC hardware is in use. The update also adds new optional shortcuts that users can access from the Phone 2’s power button, and changes to the operating system’s three-finger swipe gesture to make it more reliable. You can find the full list of changes on Nothing’s website.
To date, Nothing promises to support its phones with three years of OS upgrades and four years of security updates. Having entered the smartphone market with the Phone 1 in July 2022 and releasing another handset since then, Nothing users can rest assured that their devices will get Nothing OS 2.5.
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OnePlus’ upcoming Android 14 skin OxygenOS 14 does not currently have a release date. The company declined to say when users can expect the update to arrive, telling Engadget that it “does not have any additional information to share at this time.”
However, the good news is that OnePlus is testing the beta version of OxygenOS 14 with users outside the company. On November 8, it announced the beta 4 release of OxygenOS 14, also making the software available to people in the US and India.
If you’ve bought your OnePlus phone anytime in the last three years, it’s likely to be receiving Android 14. With its two most recent products, the OnePlus 11 and OnePlus Open, OnePlus has promised to provide four years of Android updates and five years of security patches. As with older handsets, including last year’s OnePlus 10 Pro, the company said it will support those products with three years of platform updates.
With that in mind, the OnePlus 8T, which was released in late 2020, is likely the earliest OnePlus phone to receive OxygenOS 14. Additionally, like most other manufacturers, people with older devices will likely have to wait longer before seeing it. Their phone comes with the latest version of Android.
Samsung released a stable build of its Android 14 skin, One UI 6, late last month. With the company offering four generations of OS updates on many of its recent devices, older phones like the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy A32 won’t be left out of the company’s Android 14 rollout. That said, if you have one of those older handsets expect a longer wait.
Sony started rolling out Android 14 to its flagship Xperia 1V phones on November 6. If your 1V hasn’t prompted you to install the update yet, you can manually check if it’s available to download by opening your phone’s Settings menu and tapping on it. System Update” option, which is found under the “System” heading.
“The Android 14 update will be released for other Xperia models,” a Sony spokesperson told Engadget. “However, we are not able to share the exact timing of that rollout.”
Outside of Google, Xiaomi was one of the first OEMs to offer the stable release of Android 14 to its users. As of this article, MIUI 14, which is based on the latest version of Google’s operating system, is available on the Xiaomi 13 Pro, 13, and 12T.
Unfortunately, those who have older Xiaomi handsets may have to wait for a while before MIUI 14 arrives on their phones. “The exact timeline for Xiaomi to update its older devices to Android 14 is not available at this time,” a Xiaomi spokesperson said. “Please stay tuned for further updates on this matter.”