Google has released the second public beta for Android 14, its upcoming smartphone software for Google Pixel devices. We’ve officially left the developer preview stage and are a major step closer to Android 14’s final release later this year.
With Android 14, there are some priority changes in app behaviors and compatibility instead of just new features and other enhancements. There are also going to be improvements made to settings for privacy, security, and even system health. In short, Android 14 may not be packed with a ton of brand new features, but it will refine and streamline what is already there.
Your main concern may be whether or not your current Android smartphone will be getting Android 14 when it drops later this year. Here are all of the phones that should be compatible with Android 14. We’ll be updating this list frequently as we learn more about Android 14 compatibility.
Android 14 is in the beta phase, with Google releasing Android 14 Beta 1 on April 12 and Android 14 Beta 2 on May 10. Prior to the open beta, Google released two developer previews for Android 14 — one in February and another in March.
Looking at the timeline above, three additional beta updates will follow from there: Beta 3 in June and Betas 4 and 5 in July.
Google has the final public release of Android 14 planned sometime shortly after that, likely in August or September.
Google’s Pixel devices are the first to get the Android 14 beta, so naturally, they’ll also be among the first for the general release. However, while Android 13 could be installed on devices going all the way back to the Pixel 4, Google has decided to cut off some of the older Pixel devices with Android 14.
On the Android 14 page, Google has listed the following Pixel devices as being eligible for the Android 14 beta program:
- Pixel 4a (5G)
- Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a
- Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
- Pixel 6a
- Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
- Pixel 7a
- Pixel Fold
We should also have a Google Pixel 8 lineup this year, which we can expect to ship with Android 14.
Samsung just launched the Galaxy S23 series this year, which includes the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Like Google, Samsung provides 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 of phones in its repertoire. There’s the Galaxy Z Fold and Flip lineup, the more affordable A-Series phones, and others. While we don’t have a full confirmation just yet (Android 14 is still very much in the early stages), here’s a good idea of which major Samsung phones to expect to have support for Android 14:
- Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra
- Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
Similar to Google and Samsung, OnePlus phones have software upgrade support for four years. However, in OnePlus’ case, that rule only applies to the most recent release OnePlus 11. That phone shipped with Android 13, so we can expect it to receive the Android 14 release as well — in fact, you can install the second Android 14 public beta on it now if you’re willing to jump through a few hoops.
Those models aren’t being included in OnePlus’ Android 14 beta, but it’s safe to assume that OnePlus 10 and OnePlus 9 devices will get the final Android 14 release. However, it could go either way for the OnePlus 8 devices, so we’ll have to wait and see what the company does.
That’s not a big surprise since the handset only went on sale last July, and the company has promised three years of updates. Still, it’s nice that Nothing has opened the doors for those who want to jump into Android 14 early, although we’d recommend exercising caution as Android 14 is in beta for a reason.
Xiaomi fans will be happy to know that the company has also officially confirmed that Android 14 will come to the Xiaomi 13 Pro, Xiaomi 13, and Xiaomi 12T in much the same way as Nothing: these three models have joined Xiaomi’s Android 14 beta program.
While other models aren’t eligible for the Android 14 beta right now, the Xiaomi 13 Lite, the rest of the Xiaomi 12 family, and the Mix Fold 2, Civi 2, and Civi 1S are also expected to get Android 14 by the time the final release appears later this year.
Google’s Pixel Fold is still over a few weeks away, but the good news is that if you want to see how Android looks on a foldable sooner, Oppo’s Find N2 Flip has joined the beta party, according to an official announcement from the company that it will indeed be getting Android 14.
Unfortunately, the link to Oppo from Google’s Android 14 Beta devices page appears to be broken right now, but it’s worth keeping an eye on if you’re toting a Find N2 Flip, as the instructions to get the beta should appear there eventually.
The initial beta build for Vivo’s devices is intended for developers only, so the usual cautionary notes apply here about installing it on your primary phone.
Chinese smartphone maker Realme has promised to bring Android 14 to several of its phones, including the Realme 10 Pro+ and other 10-series and 9-series phones, plus the Realme C55, GT 5G, GT Neo 3, GT Neo 3T, GT2, GT 2 Pro, and GT 3.
Of these, folks with the India version of the GT 2 Pro can grab the Android 14 beta now. Realme hasn’t said whether it plans to expand that beta to other versions of that GT 2 Pro, or other Realme phones.
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