Google rolls out Android 14 Beta 5 ahead of stable release

With the impending launch of Android 14, Google has unveiled the final update of its Android 14 beta program – Android 14 Beta 5.

This release serves as the concluding phase for app testing and feedback submission, ensuring your applications are primed for the upcoming Android 14 rollout.

Key Features of Android 14 Beta 5

Android 14 Beta 5 stands as the third Platform Stable Android 14 version. This denotes the conclusion of developer APIs and app-facing functionalities, now available for your assessment and seamless integration into your apps.

By targeting Android 14’s SDK version 34, you can publish apps on Google Play. The update encompasses the latest enhancements, fixes, and optimizations, delivering comprehensive resources for your testing requirements. Moreover, it incorporates the August 2023 security patch level.

Release Information for Android 14 Beta 5
  • Release Date: August 10, 2023
  • Build: UPB5.230623.003
  • Emulator Support: x86 (64-bit), ARM (v8-A)
  • Security Patch Level: August 2023
  • Google Play Services: 23.18.18

Google designates this final beta update as a “release candidate” build, signifying its advanced stage of development, potentially leading to stable status.

Notably, Google has implemented incremental point upgrades for previous beta releases. While the same could apply to Beta 5, it is noteworthy that Android 14’s underlying codebase is fully prepared.

Device Compatibility and Access

Android 14 Beta 5 is compatible with a range of devices including Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5G, Pixel 6 (6, 6 Pro, and 6a), and Pixel 7 series (7, 7 Pro, and 7a).

If you already possess the prior beta version, it will be updated automatically. Alternatively, you can access the update from the Android Developer’s website.