As the year 2023 enters, it is the turn of Android 14. The new big update for Google's operating system is very close, and little by little new data is being discovered about it.
Over the next few months, Google will reveal data on Android 14 news, and we will learn about the changes in it, the release date of the version above, and the phones that will be updated. For this reason, we want to collect all the information about Android 14 in one place.
What's new in Android 14
Although it is still too early to talk about the exact news that will reach mobile phones with the update to Android 14, we know that one of the internal changes will be support for memories in NTFS format.
On the other hand, Android 14 will improve system navigation with a renewed gesture to go “back” in menus and applications, more intuitively and with a prediction system that determines where the user wants to go at all times.
As more details emerge about what's new in Android 14, we'll update this article to tell you about the latest changes and best features when they'll be available.
Mobile phones compatible with Android 14
As always, Google Pixel smartphones will be the first to receive Android 14. However, not all Google devices will get the update.
Taking into account Google's support sheet, we know that the company plans to update phones released after the Pixel 4a, which are as follows:
- Pixel 7 Pro
- Pixel 7
- Pixel 6 Pro
- Pixel 6a
- Pixel 5a 5G
- Pixel 4a (5G)
- Pixel 4a
The listed devices will be the first to receive the preview version of Android 14 and will be compatible with the Android beta program based on the new version. They will also get the final copy before the rest.
After that, other manufacturers will announce plans to roll out the Android 14 update to phones. Companies like Samsung or realme, OPPO, OnePlus, or Xiaomi should be among the first to release the update.
Android 14 release date: When will it be available for download?
If we take into account Google's history with previous Android versions, it is likely that the first release of Android 14 developers will be announced between January and February.
Then, Google will release three to four more preview builds before opening the Android 14 beta program. This should happen before May. In fact, there are indications that the first beta version of Android 14 will arrive in April.
In the fifth month of the year, coinciding with the Google I / O 2023 conference, Google will take the opportunity to officially present Android 14 to the world along with its most important news. In addition, this moment will be used to launch a new beta version of Android 14 and open the operating system to more people.
As the beta program progresses, we'll get into summer. At that time, the final version of Android 14 should be released, which is scheduled to arrive on the first devices in August or September.
Android 14 name: What candy did Google choose this year?
Even before Android 13 became a reality, we already knew the pretty name Google uses to refer to Android 14.
Considering that this year the new version of Android corresponds to the letter "U" according to the alphabetical order used by the company, the name can only be "Upside Down Cake".