Despite the fact that little facts about its features and release date have been verified, interest in Android 14 has grown. Beta releases have been flowing out since early this year, and as the last bugs are ironed out, rumours about the game’s release date are becoming more credible. According to an updated post on a Telus forum, Android 14 might be launched as soon as this week.
According to a Telus website forum update, Google may release Android 14 alongside the Pixel 8 on October 4 (via 9to5Google). The website refers to it as Android U, which is also the name of Google’s dessert for this release, Android Upside Down Cake. This would be comparable to when Google unveiled Android 12 on the Android Open Source Project in conjunction with the announcement of the Pixel 6. The Pixel 4a will be the first to receive the update, followed by the remainder of the Pixel lineup on October 4.
One reason to be sceptical about this allegation is that Google only included the Pixel 4a 5G in its Android 14 beta programme. However, given that the hardware is almost identical and the Pixel 4a 5G is promised support until November 2023, it’s not out of the question that both smartphones will receive the upgrade.
Previously, some speculated that Android 14 will be released in August, which would be consistent with previous releases. We were still expecting for a September release when we learned about the delay that month, but instead we got one last Android 13 security update two weeks later than normal.
When Google launched the first Quarterly Platform Release build of its new OS version on September 20, the beta programme for Android 14 came to an end and the beta programme for its December Pixel Feature Drop began. We already knew Android 14’s first stable release was coming, but it now seems like we have a specific date. After using the extra time effectively, Google should have fixed all known issues, but there is only so much that can be done to fix bugs prior to a launch because you can’t anticipate the future.
On October 4, Google plans to hold its annual Made By Google event in New York City, which is anticipated to serve as the official launch date for a number of the internet giant’s new goods and services. You may watch the Pixel keynote live stream to find out whether Android 14 will be unveiled at the event or in a less formal manner on Google’s blog. Additionally, there won’t be a big wait because the event begins at 10 a.m. ET.