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:
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:
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.
Older OnePlus smartphones — like the OnePlus 10T, OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, etc. — are promised three years of software updates.
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.
Nothing has also announced that it’s joined the Android 14 beta program, effectively confirming that Android 14 will be coming to the Nothing Phone 1.
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.
Vivo has announced that the Vivo X90 Pro and iQOO 11 are also now participating in the Android 14 beta program in Southeast Asia.
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.
Back in the day, before the iPhone, there were a plethora of personal digital assistant (PDA) devices that had styluses. Whenever you pulled out that stylus from your Palm or other PDA, you may have felt cool, and people would think, “Wow, that guy means serious business.”
But when Steve Jobs took the stage for the original iPhone reveal back in 2007, one of the things he said was, “Who wants a stylus? You have to get ‘em, put ‘em away, you lose ‘em.” Ever since the iPhone introduced smart multitouch displays that needed only your finger, pretty much every other smartphone company followed suit.
Every smartphone manufacturer updates its flagship lineup annually, packing in all of the best components that are available. For Google, this is the Pixel 7 lineup, and Samsung has the Galaxy S23 series.
However, not everyone wants to — or can afford — to pay flagship prices all the time. Thankfully, both Google and Samsung have more budget-friendly options with the Pixel A-series and Galaxy A-series devices. If you want a good smartphone without paying too much, then these are both pretty good phones to check out.
After plenty of speculation and waiting, Asus is finally ready to launch its next flagship smartphone, the Zenfone 10, at the end of this month. First announced late last night on the Asus Taiwan Instagram account, the Zenfone 10 will be officially revealed in full and launch on June 29.
Asus tends to make pretty solid devices despite not being quite as popular as the smartphone giants like Samsung, Google, and Apple. But the Zenfone 10 looks like it’s shaping up to be one of the best Android phones on the market. Based on a handful of videos posted on the Asus website on a page devoted to the Zenfone 10 launch event, the phone’s specs make it seem like it might be able to go toe-to-toe with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with one key difference: its size.
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