The major new features include new lock screen customisation options, cinematic wallpapers – which have also now made an appearance in Android 13 – plus AI-generated wallpapers, improved text scaling and better optimisation and enhancement for larger folding screens and tablets.
Check below for your phone brand. If your model is listed and/or brand is listed, it means there’s a version of the software of some kind – whether a beta program or otherwise – available, or at least announced for your phone of choice.
When will Android 14 be available?
- It’s available now for Google Pixel phones
- Samsung has also started rollout out the update
Despite having originally said that Android 14 would be released at some point in August 2023, the official version of the software for consumers wasn’t made available until after the Made by Google event on 4 October 2023.
Android 14 has actually been available in one form or another since February this year, but – up until the official release in October – all version updates had been either developer previews for testing, or the public beta. Developer Preview 1 landed in February, and the first public beta version was released a little later, in June 2023.
While Pixel phones made by Google were the first to get the official public release, the software is being made available for other manufacturer devices too. In fact, several third-party Android phone makers have been part of the beta program, with the aim of getting the software into customer hands as soon as possible when their tweaked, skinned versions of software are ready. Samsung, as an example, has started the rollout process to a number of its phones already.
We’ve listed the phones below that have either had the update pushed to them, or are confirmed as part of the beta testing phase.
When will your phone get Android 14?
Google Pixel phones
Google’s own Pixel phones were the first to get the official public release of Android 14. The software has been rolled out to the following devices as of 4 October:
- Pixel 4a (5G)
- Pixel 5 and 5a
- Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
- Pixel 6a
- Pixel 7 and 7 Pro
- Pixel 7a
- Pixel Fold
- Pixel Tablet
If you have a Pixel device, you can install it by checking for software updates the usual way.
iQOO – the sub-brand of Vivo – is among the selection of third-party manufacturers taking part in the beta program, and is currently up to its second beta build for Android 14. As it stands just one phone model is included in the beta program, and iQOO hasn’t said when it will release the first official release.
Lenovo is another brand that’s part of the early developer program, but it appears the tech giant’s efforts are mostly centred around software for large-screened devices: specifically, the Lenovo Tab Extreme. There’s no official word on a release for the final version of the software.
Not to be left behind letting the big names get all the glory, but Nothing also announced that it’s going to be part of the beta program for Android 14. It’s available as a developer preview – now up to beta 3 – for its first phone, the Phone (1), with further updates to follow. No official word yet on a final release date.
Like its BKK cousins – iQOO and Vivo – OnePlus is yet again taking part in the beta testing program, and officially announced its Android 14-based version of OxygenOS 14 on 25 September 2023. It’s initially rolling out to the following:
- OnePlus 11 – official public OTA release in mid-November 2023
- OnePlus Nord 3 – beta in October
- OnePlus 11R – beta in October
- OnePlus 10 Pro – beta in October
- OnePlus 10T – beta in October
Other devices will start getting the beta in November and include devices from the past two years, including the OnePlus 9 series, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 and CE 3 Lite, plus the Nord 2T and Nord CE 2 Lite.
Oppo – like Vivo and iQOO – has launched the beta on one phone, and that’s its trendy, new flip phone. It’s now up to its second beta. Oppo usually starts its rollout of official software by the end of the year, so we’d expect similar for this year too.
Another BKK brand, Realme, has launched a beta program of its Android 14 skin – Realme UI 5.0 – and started with the GT 2 Pro, before planning to roll out to other devices over a few months. We don’t have an official public release date, but the early access/beta schedule is as follows:
- Realme GT 2 Pro – from September 2023
- Realme GT Neo 3 models – from October 2023
- Realme 11 Pro, 11 Pro+, Narzo 60, Narzo 60 Pro and GT Neo 3T – from November 2023
- Realme C55, 10 Pro, 10 Pro+ and Narzo N55 – from December 2023
Many more models, including the 11 and 9 series will begin getting access to the beta software from Q1 in 2024.
Samsung was relatively late in bringing its One UI 6 platform to testers, but the software update has already started rolling out for some devices. And – top cap it off – Samsung even shared a detailed rollout schedule for a huge number of its phones. In fact, if your phone was released during the past two years, it’s likely to get an update before the end of 2023. They are as listed below:
- Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra – 30 October 2023
- Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 – 13 November 2023
- Galaxy A54 and A34 – 13 November 2023
- Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra – 15 November 2023
- Galaxy S23 FE – 20 November 2023
- Galaxy A13 5G, A33 and A53 – 20 November 2023
- Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra – 20 November 2023
- Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 – 20 November 2023
- Galaxy S32 FE – 24 November 2023
- Galaxy A52 and A52s 5G – 27 November 2023
- Galaxy A13 and A23 5G – 27 November 2023
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 – 27 November 2023
- Galaxy A72 – 30 November 2023
- Galaxy A25 5G – 1 December 2023
If you have any of the devices listed above, check for software updates in the Settings menu of your phone. If it hasn’t appeared yet, it could be that you’ll need to wait for the software to be made available in your region, it can often be something of a staggered launch from Samsung.
Just like its sub-brand, iQOO, Vivo is part of the third-party beta program, offering the Android 14 public beta on just one of its products. Like Vivo, there’s no official word on a final release date for the consumer-ready software, except to say that it’ll be later in 2023.
Xiaomi has been running a beta program since July and has already started rolling out the official update to some of the early testers in that program. If it’s successful, it will be rolling out wider to more consumers in the near future. In the first wave, the updates will be pushed to the following devices:
- Xiaomi 13 Pro
- Xiaomi 13
- Xiaomi 12T