Android 14 Launch - All You Need to Know

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Android 14 Release Date and Features / Google

Android 14 will launch in a few hours (October 4).  Android 14 was first announced at Google I/O in 2023. What's even more exciting is that this launch is timed to coincide with a special Pixel launch event where we'll likely see the curtain lifted on not just one but two exciting gadgets – the Google Pixel 8 and the Google Pixel Watch 2.

Android 14 itself goes by the intriguing codename 'Upside Down Cake.' It's a pretty good name, and personally, I love it when Google starts naming their operating systems again

A Delicious Pineapple Upside-Down Cake / Kimberly Vardeman

Canadian carrier Telus revealed that all Pixel devices from the old Pixel 4a and onward will get their hands on Android 14 on the same day. While Telus' post may not be an official confirmation from Google, the chances are looking pretty good.

If it pans out, we expect to hear about Android 14 around 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET / 3 p.m. BST (or midnight on October 5 for our Aussie friends) – right when the Google Pixel 8 event starts.

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As we eagerly anticipate that announcement, let's peek at the exciting Android 14 features you can soon get your hands on.

1. Custom lock screen

Android 14 is stepping up its game with some nifty new features, including a customizable lock screen. This isn't just about aesthetics; it's about giving you more control.

You can now tweak the clock design and screen colors to match your style. But it doesn't stop there; you can also add handy shortcuts to features like do not disturb, QR code scanning, your trusty phone's flashlight, and even your phone's Wallet.

2. Satellite support

The buzz around emergency SOS via satellite has increased since Apple introduced it on the iPhone 14. Countless stories have highlighted how this feature became a lifeline for those in dire situations.

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The good news is that with Android 14, Google has stated that its OS will support satellite connectivity, but there are some important things to note. Firstly, we still need to find out what this support will look like, so it might not be an exact clone of Apple's version.

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Secondly, having satellite connectivity isn't just about software; you need the right hardware, too. Some existing Android phones already have the necessary hardware, but many still need to.

3. Improved battery life

Android 14 is here to give your phone a little extra juice with clever tweaks to improve battery life. Personally, I don't believe this will dramatically extend your battery usage, but Google has fine-tuned how your phone handles background tasks.

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4. Notification flashes

Android 14 is getting Notification flashes. While some Android devices, like Samsung Xiaomi, have had a similar feature for a while, this brings it to the forefront for all users. With this feature, you can flash your screen and phone's torch when a notification comes in.

These are the most important features, and I'm excited about them. But now you might have a question. Does my phone support the new Android 14 operating system? I've got you covered.

Here is the device list that most probably gets the Nadroid 14 os update.
Certainly! Here's the table with the provided data for various mobile devices from different manufacturers:

Manufacturer Device Models
Pixel Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 / 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 / 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S23 / S23+ / S23 Ultra, Galaxy S22 / S22+ / S22 Ultra, Galaxy S21 / S21+ / S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 5 / Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4 / Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3 / Z Flip 3, Galaxy A04, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A14, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A24, Galaxy A33, Galaxy A34, Galaxy A52 / A52 5G / A52s, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A54, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A73, Galaxy F14 5G, Galaxy F23, Galaxy F54, Galaxy M23, Galaxy M33, Galaxy M53, Galaxy M54, Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro, Galaxy Tab Series, Galaxy Tab S9 / S9+ / S9 Ultra, Galaxy Tab S8 / S8+ / S8 Ultra
Xiaomi Xiaomi 12 / 12 Pro / 12T / 12T Pro / 12S / 12S Pro / 12S Ultra / 12 Lite, Xiaomi 13 / 13 Pro / 13 Ultra / 13 Lite, Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, Xiaomi Civi 1S / 2 / 3, Xiaomi Pad 6 / 6 Pro, Redmi Note 11R / 11T Pro / 11T Pro+, Redmi Note 12 / 12 Pro / 12 Pro+ / 12 Pro Speed / 12 S / 12 Turbo, Redmi Note Discovery, Redmi K40S, Redmi K50 / K50 Pro / K50 Gaming / K50i / K50 Ultra, Redmi K60 / K60E / K60 Pro, POCO C51, C55, POCO X4 5G / X4 GT, POCO X5 / X5 Pro, POCO F4 / F4 GT, POCO F5 / F5 Pro, POCO M4 / M5
OnePlus OnePlus 11 / 11R, OnePlus 10T / 10 Pro / 10R, OnePlus 9 / 9 Pro / 9RT, OnePlus Nord 2T, OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite, OnePlus Nord N300 5G, OnePlus Ace 2 / Ace Pro / Ace / Ace Racing
ASUS ASUS ROG Phone 7 / 7 Ultimate, ASUS ROG Phone 6 / 6 Pro / 6D / 6D Ultimate, ASUS Zenfone 9, ASUS Zenfone 10
Vivo / iQOO X90 / X90 Pro, X100, X80 / X80 Pro, X70 Pro / X70 Pro+, Y35, Y53s, Y75, Y75 5G, V25 / V25 Pro, V23 / V23e 5G / V23 Pro, T1 / T1 Pro / T1x, iQOO 11 / Pro, iQOO 9 / 9 Pro / 9T / 9 SE, iQOO 8 / 8 Pro / Neo 8, iQOO 7 / Neo 7 / Neo 7 Pro, iQOO Z7 / Z7x / Z7s, iQOO Neo 6, iQOO Z6 / Z6 Pro / Z6 Lite
OPPO Find N2 / N2 Flip, Find X5 / X5 Pro, Reno 9 / 9 Pro / 9 Pro+, Reno 8 / 8 Pro, Reno 7 / 7 Pro, Reno 6 / 6 Pro, Reno 8T / 8T 5G, A1 / A1x, K10 Series, A56s, A58 5G, A78, A96, F23 Series, F21 Series, F19 Series
Nothing Nothing Phone (1), Nothing Phone (2)
Realme Realme GT Neo 5 / GT Neo 5 SE, Realme GT3 / GT Neo 3 / GT Neo 3T, Realme GT2 / GT2 Pro / GT2 Explorer Master / GT Neo 2T, Realme GT 5G, Realme 10 / 10S / 10 5G / 10 Pro / 10 Pro+ / 10T, Realme 9 / 9 Pro / 9 Pro+, Realme C33 2023 / C33 / C55 / C30s, Realme V20 / V23 / V23i / V25, Realme Q5 / Q5 Pro / Q5i, Realme Narzo N55 / 50 5G / 50 Pro 5G
Lenovo / Motorola Motorola Razr 40 / Razr 40 Ultra, Motorola Razr 2022, Moto G13 / G14 / G23 / G53 / G73, Motorola G Stylus 5G, Motorola G Power 5G, Motorola Edge 40 / 40 Pro, Motorola Edge 30 / 30 Pro / 30 Ultra / 30 Neo / 30 Fusion, Motorola Edge, Motorola Defy 2