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Google tells us when the first Android 14 beta would land

This is the first official mention of Android 14 from Google.

Published onAugust 30, 2022

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  • Google has mentioned Android 14 officially for the first time.
  • The company has also dropped a solid hint about when we can expect the first Android 14 beta release.

With stable Android 13 fresh out of the box, Google has updated the text on its Android Beta Program page (h/t 9to5Google). The company notes that it will continue rolling out Quarterly Platform Releases (QPRs) starting September 2022. These updates test quarterly feature drops for Pixel phones through the Android Beta Program. What’s interesting is that Google has specifically mentioned when the Android 13 QPR period ends, giving way to the first Android 14 beta.

Changes made to the frequently asked questions section on Google’s Android beta page for Pixels read as follows:

Android 13 QPR beta updates continue through March 2023 followed by Android 14 beta releases

Google previously said that the Android 13 QPRs would run until June 2023. By shortening the timeline, the Android maker possibly wants to avoid running two beta programs simultaneously. The updated text tells us that the first Android 14 beta would most likely land in April 2023, once the Android 13 QPRs conclude.

The timing lines up with the launch of the Android 13 beta earlier this year. The first Android 13 beta landed in April, succeeding developer preview builds that showed up in February and March. So Google is essentially confirming it’ll stick to a similar timeline for the Android 14 beta release.

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