… and consider whether it’s worth it, because the opportunity to test the latest software is a “something for something” deal.
Developer tests of Android 14 started in February, and entered the open beta phase in April. The only limitation concerned smartphones, because the list included only models from the Google Pixel line, which is unavailable in Poland.
During Google I/O 2023, however, the extension of tests to devices from other brands was announced.
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Android 14 Beta 1 on 9 new smartphones
The latest version of Android can finally be tested by non-pixel users. Here is a list of them, with links to the installation instructions:
It is worth noting, however, that Android 14 Beta 1 is based on the so-called. clean version of the system. It is deprived of the manufacturer’s proprietary code, which means that selected and even key functions of individual devices may not be available at all. For example, in the case of the Nothing Phone (1), its iconic glowing casing does not work on the test firmware.
In addition, the Beta 1 designation indicates an early stage of development, which means that you have to reckon with the occurrence of minor and major bugs. Therefore, the tests are aimed only at advanced users who know what they are doing and/or also have another smartphone.
According to Google’s schedule, the final version of Android 14 will go to the first users in August at the earliest.
Miron Nurski, managing editor of Komórkomania
Source: Komórkomania.pl – aktualności ze świata smartfonów i tabletów by komorkomania.pl.
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