The First Public Beta of Android 14 goes live

Google releases Android 14 to public beta users. Yes, the first Android 14 beta is now live. It is released after two developer preview updates in the last two months. The arrival of the first public beta of Android 14 means users can easily apply for the beta program to test the new Android 14 build early.

As always the update is available to everyone who owns eligible Pixel phones. Talking about eligibility, the Pixel 4a 5G and newer Pixel phones are eligible for the Android 14 update.

The new update brings a few changes in addition to what was already available on the developer preview. Well, it is too early to say that there are only a few changes, but we will know soon after testing.

The first beta of Android 14 brings improvements in navigation gestures in addition to the material you themed back arrow, and improved system share sheet. There may be more changes in the update. We’ll keep updating all our findings below.

Android 14 Beta 1 is available for Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro. The first beta for all Pixel phones comes with build UPB1.230309.014, however, there is some exception for Verizon devices. Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a with Verizon carrier gets the beta update with build number UPB1.230309.014.A1.

The beta update for these three phones from Verizon carrier comes with March 2023 security patch whereas all other devices get the latest April 2023 security patch with the beta update.

All users with eligible Pixel phones can apply for the beta to test out the Android 14 early build. The update process is going to be much easier than Developer previews. Since this is a first beta build, there could be some major issues along with minor ones, so avoid installing it on a primary phone.

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Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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