The beta testing phase for Android 14 has been underway for some time now. On the same place as Android 13 from last year, Google first suggested the stable version would have to be released in August. The introduction of more beta upgrades, however, caused an unexpected turn in events, sparking rumors that the finalized version would be released this month. But the action takes an expected turn.
The first Monday of once a month, except it hits on a US holiday as the previous day, in which event it is postponed to the next day, usually signals the release of a Google software update. Yesterday was the day after Labor Day in the US.The latest report, still claims that Google has taken the decision to postpone the final version of the latest version of Android until October.
As things stand, the potential release date appears to be October 4, which coincides with Google’s upcoming major hardware event. This event is expected to reveal the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2. This departure from their usual practice, where Google launches new products a month or two ahead of their associated hardware, is drawing attention.
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The reasons behind this delay are still shrouded in mystery. The Android 14 journey has hit some turbulence in recent weeks, notably with the unexpected rollout of a fifth beta version. It seems that the core issue causing the delay has not been fully addressed or resolved yet.
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Interestingly, Google’s smartphone manufacturing partners seemed to share the belief that the release would happen yesterday. This is evident from certain partners, such as OnePlus, announcing their plans for stable Android 14 releases later this month. However, the fate of these commitments remains uncertain.
It’s important to keep in mind that all this information is based on rumors, and there’s still a chance for Google to surprise us by releasing Android 14 before October 4. What Google wants to do next must be seen at the moment.