Updated September 7: Article originally posted September 6.
Ahead of its “Made by Google” event and the launch of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, Google has decided to delay the release of Android 14.
Update: Thursday 7 September. While we wait to see what happens with Android 14, Google has confirmed that the Pixel 8 handset will be unveiled at the Made by Google event. A video teaser posted earlier today, Presumably, it’s being used as an over-arching name given the likely launch of both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro on October 4.
The trailer also shows a new smartwatch, possibly the Pixel Watch 2, and the stylish Pixel Buds Pro 2.
As expected, one of the two color schemes leaked in the video is the flagship one. The leaked “Porcelain” color that first appeared last week on one of the Google Store’s interior pages is very much on show. We don’t see any software running on the Pixel 8’s screen.
The software will get a lot of improvements over the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. With both the handsets expected to be the first handsets to come with Android 14, several apps and services will be built around the Android 14 codebase. This makes it even more interesting that Google has decided to delay the release of Android 14’s source code.
The expectation was that the release version of Android 14 would be published via the Android open source project page on September 5, at which point the software would cascade through the ecosystem, whether small hobbyist projects up to multinational manufacturers. Report by Mishaal Rahman The delay is due to security vulnerabilities in the latest Android security release notes, which will be published on October 4… which many are taking as the new launch date for Android 14, and Google’s update for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 3. There is also a day before the launch event. 8 pro.
The delay in the final release isn’t entirely unexpected; Google released an unscheduled fifth beta for Android 14 in mid-August, suggesting more work and more testing is needed. This delay supports him.
What happens with other manufacturers that plan to launch their own operating systems based on Android 14 (such as OnePlus’s OxygenOS 14, which was announced last week to arrive on September 25) remains to be seen. Is.
Nevertheless, this will be the first Pixel launch to be in sync with the release of the Android open source project code. It’s unlikely that the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will go on sale immediately after the event – most manufacturers will start pre-orders at the event, followed by a phased release in different regions, and Google is no different.
Google has a few weeks left to roll out an over-the-air update for Android 14 with the latest security fixes and latest software updates.
Now read about Google’s long-term plans to support the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro…