It seems that Android 14 has officially arrived, but with the wide range of devices and manufacturers in the market, the rollout of this latest version varies. While Google’s own Pixel phones had access to Android 14 as early as October, other phone manufacturers are still beta testing their skins of the software. This means that for most users, the update to Android 14 is still on its way.
ASUS, for example, began publicly testing Android 14 on its Zenfone 10, with plans to extend the stable release to other ASUS phones in the future. Google, as the main steward of Android, was naturally quick to release Android 14 for its Pixel devices, with the promise of supporting future devices for up to seven years. Motorola plans to roll out Android 14 to its phones in early 2024, starting with the 2022 Edge lineup.
For Nothing, the newest player in the smartphone market, the second open beta of Nothing OS 2.5 has been rolled out, which includes Android 14 features with enhancements designed to maximize the capabilities of the company’s signature Glyph interface. OnePlus is currently testing a beta version of OxygenOS 14 with users, while Samsung and Sony have started rolling out stable builds of their Android 14 skins, One UI 6 and Xperia 1 V, respectively.
However, not all devices will have access to Android 14. For example, Huawei devices in the US and Europe will not receive the update due to the company’s ongoing issues with the US government. Xiaomi has rolled out MIUI 14, which is based on Android 14, but availability for older devices is still uncertain.
Overall, the release of Android 14 varies by device and manufacturer. For users, the wait for Android 14 to arrive on their devices may be longer than expected. It is important for phone users to check their phone manufacturer’s website or other official sources for updates on Android 14 availability for their specific devices.