September 30, 2023

Google this week launched Android 14 Beta 5, which the agency describes as the ultimate beta launch earlier than this model goes closing.

“With the official launch of Android 14 solely weeks away, at this time we’re bringing you Beta 5, the final scheduled replace in our Android 14 beta program,” Google vice chairman Dave Burke explains. “It’s the final probability to ensure your apps are prepared and supply suggestions earlier than non-beta customers begin getting Android 14. To allow you to check your purposes on units spanning a number of type components, Beta 5 is obtainable for Pixel Pill and Pixel Fold, along with the remainder of the supported Pixel household and the Android emulator.”

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Beta 5 can be the third “platform steady” pre-release milestone for Android 14, which signifies that the developer APIs and all public-facing app behaviors are closing and prepared for inclusion in third-party apps. Builders can now publish Android 14-based apps within the Google Play Retailer.

To get began with this launch, these with supported Pixel units—Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5 and 5a, Pixel 6 and 6 Professional, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and seven Professional, Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel Pill—can enroll within the beta on the Android Beta web site. In any other case, you’ll be able to configure a 64-bit Android emulator in Android Studio’s SDK Supervisor: Google recommends utilizing Android Studio Hedgehog, which is now in preview.