September 30, 2023

Google is now actively engaged on the primary quarterly platform replace for Android 14, which is ready for this December. However the announcement publish doesn’t explicitly state that the primary transport launch of Android 14 is full, or when it would launch. Usually, Google would have completed each by now.

“With the discharge of our closing Android 14 Beta 5.3 patch final week, we are actually getting ready for our subsequent beta program cycle that covers our Android 14 December Quarterly Platform Launch (QPR1),” an Android Beta publish to Reddit—and to not the official Android Developer Weblog for some cause—explains. “Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1 will kick off the week of September 18th. It builds on prime of the Android 14 platform launch and consists of the newest bug fixes and enhancements to stability and efficiency.”

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That quote suggests—however doesn’t actually say—that Android 14 improvement is full (or might be earlier than subsequent week). That’s, Android 14 Beta 5.3—the third post-Beta 5 minor replace–is seemingly the top of the road for Android 14 improvement. So it’s nonetheless not clear what’s happening right here. As we mentioned final week, Google would usually have introduced the discharge of Android 14 to Pixel customers, delivered Android 14 to {hardware} makers, and revealed the Android Open Supply Undertaking (AOSP) supply code by now.

However given final week’s leak, it does appear that Google now plans to hit these Android 14 launch milestones on October 4, a few month later than anticipated, and the identical day that it’ll announce the Pixel 8 sequence. The Reddit publish solely says that it’s “coming quickly.”

In any occasion, those that are beta testing Android 14 have a option to make: they will decide out of the beta and obtain the ultimate transport model of Android 14 at any time when that occurs, or they will keep in this system and transfer into the Android 14 QPR1 Beta beginning subsequent week. (Google notes that those that decide out to maneuver into the secure replace channel will see a message with the time period “downgrade” within the description. This may be safely ignored.)