Google has released the second developer preview build for Android 14, the upcoming smartphone software for Google Pixel devices. This should be the last developer preview before Android 14 moves into the open beta testing phase, and then a public release planned for later in 2023.
With Android 14, there are some priority changes in app behaviors and compatibility rather than just new features and other improvements. There will also be improvements made to privacy settings, security, and even system health. In short, Android 14 may not be full of many brand new features, but it will improve and simplify what is already there.
But your main concern might be whether or not your current Android smartphone will get Android 14 when it drops later this year. Here are all the phones that should be compatible with Android 14. We will update this frequently as we learn more about Android 14 compatibility.
Android 14 release date
Google released the latest version of Android 14 – Developer Preview 2 – on March 8, 2023. Developer Preview 1 launched a month ago on February 8.
According to the above schedule, the next Android 14 release will be sometime in April. This will be the first beta of Android 14, which is a significant milestone that indicates that it is ready to be used by ardent Android fans and not just app developers. Four additional beta updates will follow from there: Beta 2 in May, Beta 3 in June, and Betas 4 and 5 in July.
Google plans the final public release of Android 14 sometime shortly thereafter, likely in August or September.
Google’s Pixel devices are the first to get the developer preview of Android 14, so naturally, they’ll also be among the first public releases. However, while Android 13 can be installed on devices dating back to Pixel 4, Google decided to cut some older Pixel devices running Android 14.
On the Android 14 page, Google has listed the following Pixel devices as getting Android 14:
We should also have the Google Pixel 8 lineup this year, and even a foldable Pixel phone too. If those are coming, we can expect them to ship Android 14.
Samsung just launched the Galaxy S23 series this year, which includes Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Like Google, Samsung has several years of support for its flagship phones, and the S23 lineup should be supported for the next four major software upgrades.
But Samsung has more than just the Galaxy S-Series phones in its lineup. There’s the Galaxy Z Fold and Flip lineup, affordable A-series phones, and more. While we don’t have a full confirmation yet (Android 14 is still in the very early stages), here’s a good idea of which Samsung flagship phones can expect to get support for Android 14:
Similar to Google and Samsung, OnePlus phones have four years of software upgrade support. However, in the case of OnePlus, this rule only applies to the latest OnePlus 11. This phone shipped with Android 13, so we should expect it to receive Android 14 as well.
Older OnePlus smartphones — such as the OnePlus 10T, OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, etc. — promised three years of software updates.
It’s safe to assume that Series 10 and 9 devices will get the Android 14 update without issue, though it could go either way for OnePlus 8 devices. Until OnePlus confirms things one way or another, we’ll just have to wait and see what the company does.
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