A year ago, Android 13 had already been with us stably for several weeks. In this 2023, however, we are still waiting for Android 14 to come out of beta. The wait is getting long, but there is less. In fact, we already have three manufacturers approaching the starting line, including Google itself.
The Mountain View company does not confirm dates, but it is already intuited that it will launch Android 14 in October, Samsung has indirectly confirmed the arrival of One UI 6.0 based on that version for the same month and only OnePlus has confirmed an exact date. In fact, the Chinese will be the earliest, except for surprise.
OnePlus, the first with a date for the end of September
In OnePlus they have cut to the chase the rumors and hypotheses. Less than a week ago they confirmed the date of OxygenOS 14. It is the version of its customization layer based on Android 14 and that will start rolling out on September 25.
Which they have not revealed is the list of compatible devices. According to the betas that have been arriving in previous weeks, it is expected that the OnePlus 11 be the first and that it does not take long to reach the OnePlus North 3 and OnePlus 11R, as well as the OnePlus 10 Pro. There will be more devices, sure, but the company needs to confirm them and, incidentally, set a scheduled date.
Samsung drops rollout to start in October
At the end of last week, Samsung confirmed its annual conference for developersthe Samsung Developer Conference 2023. This will be held in San Francisco on October 5th and One UI 6.0 is expected to have a lot of prominence.
This new iteration of the Samsung layer for its Galaxy mobiles is based on Android 14 and, despite having been in beta for months, has not been officially presented. Its stable rollout is likely to start around those dates.
Like OnePlus, many Samsung phones are expected to receive this update. What is foreseeable is that the first to welcome it will be its latest flagships and more specifically its brand new folding Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galazy Z Fold5also accompanied by the entire series of the Galaxy S23.
Google does not say “this mouth is mine”, but also points to October
The pioneer in the launch of Android 14 should be precisely the company that develops Android 14: Google. In the absence of official confirmation, the forecast is that start launching on october 4th with the announcement of the Google Pixel 8.
Apart from the aforementioned Pixel 8, and based on the devices compatible With the betas, this version would reach all mobile phones from the Pixel 4a 5G brand onwards. This would also include the brand new Pixel Fold and the Pixel Tablet.
The rest of the manufacturers seem to be waiting for Google to take the step to speed up their processes
Of course, there are many manufacturers that base their operating systems on Android. Xiaomi, OPPO, Realme, Nokia, Motorola, Vivo, etc. All of them will deploy their respective layers in the coming months, although none has yet ruled on it.
Google leads the way and probably the rest are waiting for it. Therefore, and despite that strange exception with OnePlus, it does not seem that we are going to see Android 14 on other mobiles until the Pixels begin to receive it. In any case, we will continue to await new information from any of them.
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