Google has officially announced Android 14 after six months of beta testing. It brings a lot of new features and enhancements. These were announced during the Google Pixel 8 Series event. While other manufacturers may use their custom skin based on Android 14, some features may be included while others remain untouched for some time.

There are no major software upgrades. Instead, Google focuses on improving existing apps and optimizing Android for an immersive experience. This includes customization features, camera improvements, easier password management, and more.

Google is rolling out Android 14.

The company has started rolling out the Android 14 update to Google Pixel 4a or higher, including tablets and foldable devices. Android 14, also known as Android U with the desert name UpsideDownCake, has an Easter egg that resembles NASA’s Apollo 14 Mission logo.

With Android 14, the company focuses on making the user interface cleaner within the Backgrounds and Styles app, which has undergone significant revisions compared to Android 13.

Since Google released the update after multiple beta tests, you likely will not have issues upgrading your device to the latest version. The following smartphones are eligible for the Android 14 update:

  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 5
  • Google Pixel 5a
  • Google Pixel 6
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro
  • Google Pixel 6a
  • Google Pixel 7
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro
  • Google Pixel 7a
  • Google Pixel Fold
  • Google Pixel Tablet

Users will receive the update via OTA; with the OTA method, users do not require a factory reset of their device. Users can download Android 14 Stable on their supported device by navigating to Device Settings > System Update > Check for OTA Update.

Download Android 14 for Pixel Devices

Alternatively, users can download and manually flash the firmware via the Android Flash Tool portal. It comes with the October security update and fixes 26 security issues.

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Android 14 Update for OEMs

Most of the Android OEMs are already running the Android 14 update. This includes Samsung, IQoo, Nothing, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi. The company is expected first to update its flagship devices and then continuously upgrade its other smartphones.

Here, you can check which devices have confirmed the availability of Android 14.

Asus Android 14 Supportable Device

  • Asus Zenfone 10
  • Asus ROG Phone 7 Series
  • Asus Zenfone 9
  • Asus ROG Phone 6 Series

Lenovo/Motorola Android 14 Supportable Device

  • Motorola Edge Plus 2023
  • Motorola Razr 2023
  • Motorola Razr Plus 2023

Nothing Android 14 Supportable Device

  • Nothing, Phone 1
  • Nothing, Phone 2

OnePlus Android 14 Supportable Device

  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus 9 Pro
  • OnePlus 9
  • OnePlus 9R
  • OnePlus 10 Pro
  • OnePlus 11
  • OnePlus 11R
  • OnePlus 10T
  • OnePlus 10R
  • OnePlus Nord 2T
  • OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite

Oppo Android 14 Supportable Device

  • Oppo Find N3

Realme Android 14 Supportable Device

  • Realme GT
  • Realme GT 2
  • Realme GT 2 Pro
  • Realme GT Neo 3
  • Realme GT Neo 3 150W
  • Realme GT Neo 3T
  • Realme 11 Pro
  • Realme 11 Pro Plus
  • Realme 11
  • Realme 11X
  • Realme 9
  • Realme 9 5G
  • Realme 9i
  • Realme 9 Pro
  • Realme Pro Plus
  • Realme 10
  • Realme 10 Pro
  • Realme 10 Pro Plus
  • Realme C53
  • Realme C51
  • Realme C55
  • Realme Narzo 60
  • Realme Narzo 60 Pro
  • Realme Narzo 60x
  • Realme Narzo 50
  • Realme Narzo 50 Pro
  • Realme Narzo N53
  • Realme Narzo N55

Samsung Android 14 Supportable Device

  • Galaxy S23 Series
  • Galaxy S22 Series
  • Galaxy S21 Series
  • Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy A73
  • Galaxy A54
  • Galaxy A53
  • Galaxy A34
  • Galaxy A33
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy A32

Sony Android 14 Supportable Device

  • Xperia 5v
  • Xperia 1v
  • Xperia 5 IV
  • Xperia 1 IV
  • Xperia 10 IV

Tecno Android 14 Supportable Device

  • Tecno Phantom V Fold
  • Tecno Camon 20 Series

Xiaomi Android 14 Supportable Device

  • Xiaomi 13 Pro
  • Xiaomi 13
  • Xiaomi 12T

Android 14 features

There are many features that come with Android 14. Check out some of the feature changes that you need to know about.

  • Quick Link: Now it is possible to choose two different Quick Links on the lock screen from the nine available options, which include QR Code Scanner, Torch, Video Camera, Notes, Silent, Wallet, Camera, Do Not Disturb, and Google Home Device Controls.
  • Lock Screen: Users now have the option to choose from 8 different clock styles that follow the Material You design. For customization, there is a vertical day/date display and the option to choose shortcuts for the camera, flashlight, and wallet.
  • PIN Entry: When you enter the PIN to unlock the device, it shows the Material You shape for each digit instead of *. Another improvement is auto-confirming the PIN without needing to tap enter, which is said to be less secure but faster.
  • Home Screen: Long-pressing on an app icon will now show shortcuts grouped and labeled. Additionally, you can open options for App Info, Pause App, Split Screen, and Widgets more easily. Also, dots now mark the Pixel launcher pages, and there is an improved widget pick for tablets. Another interesting thing is that there is now an option to enable the monochrome theme for a sleek look.
  • Quick Settings: You can now set the alarm by tapping on Clock and adjusting the font scaling, which is nonlinear. Also, there is a new speaker icon when calls and notifications are muted, and the ring and notification volumes have separate sliders. There is also a new Font Size toggle to adjust the font with the Font Size Quick Toggle easily.
  • Share Sheet: The new Share Sheet is now more dense and has more app actions and direct share targets. It also has an option for previewing videos and multiple images in a carousel near Share, which is easier to access in the grid.
  • Charging: When the device is put on the charger, the battery percentage is highlighted in the corner. Instead of outlines, the Battery Saver icon also appears on the screen, showing the time since you last charged your device.
  • Flash Notification: When you use flash notifications, it shows incoming alerts with your flashlight or screen flash. There are 13 different colors for screen flashes to choose from.
  • Volume Controls: There are separate volumes for calls and notification ringtones. Users can set notifications to be silent while still receiving incoming calls on the ringtone.
  • Back Gesture: The new visual effect now animates from a circle to a pill. Also, a predictive feature has been added to let you preview what is on the screen before you decide, or you can return to the home screen.
  • Settings: It has been updated with M3 Style, making it more colorful and rounded. Even the developer option has been updated with contrast adjustments.
  • Security & Privacy Hub: Google is enhancing it, starting with a new icon and a full-screen header image. Now, it allows users to set their regional preferences for temperature, the first day of the week, and numbers. Even apps now require an explanation for why they want access to your location data, and users will now get a monthly summary of data-sharing updates.
  • Third-party Password Manager Integration: Users can now use a third-party password manager easily integrated with Android 14 for better privacy and security measures.
  • Health Connect: Users can now share their route via Maps, and women can log their menstrual cycle.
  • Enhanced Media Access Control: Improved control over which media files apps can access. Users can grant full, no, or partial access, selecting specific photos and videos for each app.
  • Accessibility: The magnifier has an update; it can now continue even when app switching. The new hearing aid pairing is now better and faster, making it easier to route audio to different outputs.
  • Ultra HDR and Lossless Audio: Android 14 now supports Ultra HDR, which offers more brightness, color, and contrast on compatible displays. Also, adding support for lossless audio formats over wired USB headsets
  • Optimized Energy Saving: Android 14 has reorganized energy saving for better clarity. It has two basic options to choose from basic or extreme, and users can add apps to include in extreme power-saving mode but can also schedule energy-saving activations.
  • Dual-Screen Interpreter Mode: Now, Foldable and Flip Folds work better with Android, giving new capabilities to the device.
  • Updated Camera: The UI/UX of the device makes it easier to discover Pixel’s camera features.
  • Kids Space: For tablets, an upgraded Kids Space comes with a streamlined navigation bar, making it easy to switch between apps and get to the home screen.
  • Podcast on Pixel: Users can now ask Google Assistant to play podcasts or news when the tablet is set to dock in Hub Mode.