Android 14 is the next big release of the world’s most popular operating system, and now, Google is testing the first mid-cycle update for Android 14 through a new beta program.
What Pixel devices can install the Android 14 Beta?
Android 14 will drop another set of Pixel smartphones out of active support, but several will still be eligible. The following Pixel devices will be eligible for the Android 14 Beta program.
Pixel 4a 5G
Pixel 6 Pro
Pixel 7 Pro
What’s the latest Android 14 Beta build?
As of September 20, 2023, Google has just released the first Android 14 Beta for the upcoming QPR1 release, a mid-cycle release that will likely arrive for Pixel phones in line with a future “Feature Drop.”
And, no, you’re not going crazy, Google is indeed testing out a far-off Android 14 build before even debuting the real thing.
The stable version of Android 14, per Google’s original schedule, should have debuted in August or September. On August 10, the company launched Android 14 Beta 5, which was the final major release before the stable rollout
What happened? Really, it’s hard to say for sure, but the next oppurtunity Google will have to launch Android 14 is, following the usual first-Monday-of-the-month pattern, on October 4. That’s the same day we’re getting new Pixel phones.
How to get Android 14 with the Android Beta Program
This automated program allows you to “opt-in” to Android beta updates and install them as you would a normal system update. There’s no computer or fancy tools required, and you can roll back to Android 13 any time you’d like by simply opting…
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