Google updated their Android Beta Program page after releasing Android 13 stable. Google reveals Android 14 beta for April 2023. The business said QPRs will resume in September 2022. Android Beta Program upgrades test quarterly Pixel feature drops. Google says the first Android 14 beta will begin when Android 13 QPR concludes.
Google said Android 13 QPRs would operate until June 2023. Now, the deadline is March 2023. Two beta programmes can’t run simultaneously. After Android 13 QPRs expire in April 2023, the first Android 14 beta will likely launch.
This year, Google released Android 13 beta. First Android 13 beta released in April, after February and March developer previews. Google plans to release Android beta on a similar schedule.
The corporation now requires non-Developer Preview public stable builds to join the beta programme. Google invites Developer Preview users to transition to the stable release before joining the Android Beta Program. You can sideload from DP to Beta and then join the Beta Program.
As noted by 9to5Google, the Android beta programme page has been updated with data on upcoming releases, compatible devices, and more. There’s not much actual info here, especially since it’s Android 14, but it does provide release windows for early updaters.
Android 13 QPR beta 1 launches in September. We’ve known for two weeks that Google will test its next Feature Drop as the leaves began to turn. If the time is right, expect a stable QPR1 release in December.
We know there won’t be an Android 13L this year, but that doesn’t mean Google won’t change QPR. Google says Android 14 beta will appear after March 2023, implying an April non-developer preview. Expect two QPR betas instead of three in 2023.
Android’s beta programme is also changing. Google says anyone running a developer preview before Android 14 beta should switch to a stable release. You may be able to manually sideload from the developer preview to the first beta next year before joining the programme, but we won’t know until spring.