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Android 14: Unveiling the Upgrade Timeline for Your Phone

Android 14

Despite Google officially launching Android 14 at the beginning of October, there’s a considerable likelihood that you’re still awaiting the update on your device. Although Google has made efforts in recent years to minimize the delay between the release of the latest Android version on its Pixel phones and those from third-party partners, this gap persists in 2023. Currently, numerous phone manufacturers are in the process of beta testing their Android 14 interfaces.

Engadget has reached out to nearly every major phone manufacturer in the US market to inquire about their progress in developing a stable Android 14 build. If you’re uncertain about whether your phone will receive the new operating system, this article will provide answers to that question as well.


ASUS initiated public testing of Android 14 in the United States on October 10. Presently, the beta version is exclusively accessible on the company’s latest flagship, the Zenfone 10. An ASUS spokesperson informed Engadget that the Zenfone 10 Android 14 closed community beta takes precedence, making the Zenfone 10 the initial device slated for a stable release.

ASUS refrained from specifying the timeline for the stable version of Android 14 to be available on Zenfone 10, citing that the release timing “is highly dependent on the stability and results of the beta tests with our signed-up community members.”

Regarding other ASUS phones, only a select few will be updated to Android 14, aligning with the company’s current policy of providing two platform updates for its recent devices. Consequently, the Zenfone 9 and ROG Phone 6 stand as the oldest phones eligible for the Android 14 update.


As the primary custodian of Android, Google stands out as one of the initial phone manufacturers to roll out a stable version of Android 14. A considerable portion of the Pixel lineup, extending back to the Pixel 4a 5G from 2020, has been enjoying Android 14 since October 4. With the introduction of the Pixel 8 series, Google has committed to supporting upcoming devices for a remarkable seven-year duration. The inaugural Android 14 Pixel Feature Drop is slated for a December release. Meanwhile, those eager to explore can join the Android Beta for Pixel program to experience the first two Android 14 quarterly platform release (QPR) betas, encompassing features scheduled for subsequent Feature Drops.


In the absence of a significant shift in US-China relations, Huawei devices in the United States, Canada, and Europe are unlikely to gain access to Android 14, at least not in a format comparable to that accessible on devices from other manufacturers. In 2019, the Commerce Department placed the telecom giant on its Entity List, leading Google to sever official connections with Huawei. HarmonyOS, Huawei’s alternative to Android, does not directly utilize the codebase provided by Google to its commercial partners. Moreover, many of Huawei’s recent devices, such as the Mate 60 Pro, are not available for purchase outside of China.


Motorola is set to initiate the Android 14 rollout for its phones in the early months of 2024. The devices included in this upgrade cycle are the 2022 Edge, Edge+, and Edge 30 Fusion, representing the oldest models in line for the update. Additionally, the 2023 lineup, encompassing the Razr, Razr+, Moto G Power, G Stylus, and G 5G, is also scheduled to receive the Android 14 update. For specific information on the Android OS status of a particular device, users can refer to Motorola’s software support page, as stated by a Motorola spokesperson.


Nothing, under the leadership of Carl Pei, has recently commenced the rollout of the second open beta for Nothing OS 2.5. This version, based on Android 14, introduces features aimed at enhancing the functionality of the company’s distinctive Glyph interface. A spokesperson from Nothing informed Engadget, “Nothing is continuing the process of Beta testing on Phone (2) which provides early access to our newest improvements, including new features for Glyph interface, and refinements resulting from Open Beta 1.”

Carl Pei elaborated on Nothing OS 2.5 in a recent community update, shared on YouTube by Nothing. Among various improvements, Open Beta 2 introduces a new Glyph animation when the NFC hardware of Phone 2 is in use. Additionally, the update includes new optional shortcuts accessible from Phone 2’s power button, along with adjustments to enhance the reliability of the operating system’s three-finger swipe gesture. The comprehensive list of changes can be found on Nothing’s official website.

As of now, Nothing has committed to providing its phones with three years of OS upgrades and four years of security updates. Despite entering the smartphone market as recently as July 2022 with the Phone 1 and subsequently releasing one additional handset, Nothing users can be confident that their devices will receive the Nothing OS 2.5 update.


The release date for OxygenOS 14, OnePlus’ forthcoming iteration of Android 14, remains undisclosed at the moment. The company has opted not to provide any specific information on when users can anticipate the update, stating to Engadget that it has “no additional information to share at this time.”

On a positive note, OnePlus is actively testing a beta version of OxygenOS 14 with users beyond the company. On November 8, the Beta 4 release of OxygenOS 14 was announced, concurrently opening access to the software for users in the US and India.

For those who purchased a OnePlus phone within the last three years, the likelihood of receiving Android 14 is high. With its two most recent products, the OnePlus 11 and OnePlus Open, OnePlus has committed to offering four years of Android updates and five years of security patches. For earlier handsets, including the OnePlus 10 Pro from the previous year, the company pledged three years of platform updates.

Considering this, the OnePlus 8T, launched in late 2020, is probably the oldest OnePlus phone slated to receive OxygenOS 14. As is typical with most other manufacturers, users with older devices may experience a lengthier wait before the latest Android version becomes available on their phones.


Samsung initiated the release of a stable version of its Android 14 interface, One UI 6, at the conclusion of the previous month. Given the company’s commitment to providing four generations of OS updates for numerous recent devices, older phones such as the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy A32 will not be excluded from Samsung’s Android 14 deployment. However, it’s worth noting that owners of these earlier handsets may experience a longer waiting period for the update.



Sony initiated the rollout of Android 14 to its flagship Xperia 1 V phone on November 6. If your Xperia 1 V has not yet prompted you to install the update, you can manually check for its availability by accessing your phone’s Settings menu and tapping the “System Update” option, located under the “System” heading.

According to a spokesperson from Sony, “The Android 14 update will be rolling out to other Xperia models.”



Apart from Google, Xiaomi swiftly delivered a stable release of Android 14 to its users, being one of the first OEMs to do so. Currently, as of this article, MIUI 14, built on the latest version of Google’s operating system, is accessible on the Xiaomi 13 Pro, 13, and 12T.

Regrettably, users with older Xiaomi handsets may experience a prolonged wait before MIUI 14 becomes available on their phones. According to a spokesperson from Xiaomi, “The exact timeline for Xiaomi to update its older devices to Android 14 is currently not available. Please stay tuned for further updates on this matter.”

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