All Google Pixel phones have been confirmed to be getting the Android 14 update

Android 14 is coming to all major devices later this year, including the Google Pixel offering. While it will be a slight bump over the currently available Android 13, which focuses primarily on security and ironing out minor inconsistencies, fans have plenty of exciting new features to look forward to.

The Google Pixel smartphones are generally among the first devices to be updated to the latest and greatest operating system from the Mountain View-based tech giant. That’s why these phones are among the top choices of most Android fans worldwide.

As the Pixel 7 lineup has been launched in more markets than ever before, many users will get the upcoming update before other third-party Android smartphones. In this article, let’s see all the Google devices that will get the upcoming Android feature version.

Many Google Pixel phones will be updated to Android 14 later this year

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Google generally supports its devices for up to three years after launch. So, those launched before 2020 may not get the upcoming Android version update.

As such, it is safe to assume that the Pixel 4 series of smartphones will not receive the feature update. These devices have recently been updated to Android 13, which will be their final version.

However, one smartphone from this nearly four-year-old lineup is on track to get Android 14. This includes the only 5G-capable smartphone in the series: the Pixel 4a with 5G. It is worth noting that the non-5G version of the device was launched in August 2020 and will not be updated to the upcoming OS version.

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The following devices will receive the upcoming Android 14 update later this year:

  1. Google Pixel 4a 5G
  2. Google Pixel 5
  3. Google Pixel 5a
  4. Google Pixel 6
  5. Google Pixel 6 Pro
  6. Google Pixel 6a
  7. Google Pixel 7
  8. Google Pixel 7 Pro

Users can download and install the Developer Preview 1 of the upcoming Android updates on these devices. The operating system is expected to go through five more previews and beta stages before the final version rolls out sometime in the fall.

Since Android 14 isn’t a particularly demanding hardware update compared to its predecessor, users won’t encounter any major issues other than bugs that the developer previews and beta releases should fix.

The upcoming Google Pixel 7a will get Android 14

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The company generally launches a budget “a” variant of its smartphones around July every year. So the expectation is that a Pixel 7a is on track to compete with phones like the Xiaomi 13 Lite and the upcoming Nothing Phone (2).

While the device has not yet been confirmed, it will be updated to the next iteration of Android later this year.

Overall, Google’s software support is nothing exemplary. While some Android manufacturers like Samsung have already started providing version updates for up to four years, Pixel phones are still stuck with the typical three-year support.

In addition, the Google Pixel 8 series, which will be introduced in the fall, will ship with Android 14 as standard. We’re still a long way from the next generation of Pixel smartphones to speculate further on it.

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