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- Google has released its planned timeline for the release of Android 14.
- The expected timeline is similar to the one Google had for Android 13.
- The stable launch will likely happen in August.
It’s been six months since Google released Android 13 to the public, and now the company is preparing to move forward with the next iteration of the operating system — Android 14. Google has revealed its Android 14 timeline, and it looks very similar to the one the tech giant had for Android 13.
Today, Google has released the first developer preview build of Android 14. Judging from the organization’s Android 14 release date graphic, it looks like there will be at least one more developer preview. Following those previews will be a few beta releases before the final release happens. As you can see, Google expects to reach platform stability sometime in June.
Since the Android 14 release schedule is so similar to Android 13’s, it’s fair to assume Google will follow a similar approach. Last year Google had two developer previews and eight beta releases for Android 13 before it launched the official update. If Google does something similar this year, there’s a good chance we may see an Android 14 release sometime in August. However, there’s no guarantee there won’t be delays.
As for what phones will get Android 14, you can expect all versions of the Pixel that haven’t reached their major OS update limit yet, which is every Pixel after and including the Pixel 4a 5G. The same can be said for Samsung’s recent handsets. If you don’t know if your Samsung phone is still eligible, check out our list, which includes every Samsung device getting four major OS updates.
The Android 14 release date for the Pixel will likely precede others, like always. Predicting the Android 14 release date for Samsung is a little trickier to pin down, though. One UI 5 was the fastest OS release Samsung has done, and the company has said that it wants the next update to be even faster.