Android 14 has just arrived and there is already a manufacturer doing things better than the rest

Several firms have already updated some mobile phones, but there is one that stands out above the rest

Android 14 took longer than expected to land on the Google Pixel. Since then, manufacturers have been working tirelessly to bring it to their devices.

It will soon be two months since the official launch of Android 14. The path of the new version of Google’s operating system began, as it could not be otherwise, in the Pixel. Since last October 4, the rest of the manufacturers that are betting on this platform They are already working to adapt it to their smartphones.

Some have already reaped the fruits of this work, but others have a few intense months ahead of them, until they finally distribute the update to all their phones. For this reason, we are going to count the terminals updated by each manufacturer, something that leaves us with a clear winner over the rest. What is that manufacturer? Keep reading and we’ll find out together.

How many phones have been updated to Android 14?

Android 14 has not been a dramatic turn with respect to what we already had in Android 13. However, the best thing for us – and our smartphone – is that we can receive the update as soon as possible to enjoy the new features, as well as improved performance and tweaks here and there that make the experience more consistent.

Some companies have not yet updated their smartphones but have a beta program where users can test the new features in advance. Image of Nothing

If you have doubts about when will your mobile update, don’t despair, this website tells you. And if you don’t want to access it, don’t worry, because first we’re going to look back to see which updates to Android 14 have come to fruition.

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Although Google is an exception Because it is the main Android developer (also for updating its phones on day one and without distinction), it does not hurt to consider it: from the Pixel 4a 5G to the new Pixel 8, they all have the latest iteration.

Others like ASUS, Fairphone, Nokia, Honor, or Motorola They have not even been able to deploy it on their flagships, so their account remains at zero. We continue reviewing, now, those that have released the update for some of their terminals. As a summary, they are the following:

  • OnePlus: two devices updated (one in beta) – OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 11
  • Oppo: updated a device – Oppo Find N2 Flip.
  • sony: two devices updated – Sony Xperia 1V and Sony Xperia 10 V.
  • Xiaomi: three devices updated – Xiaomi 12T, Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro.

Then, there are some who resist falling to the bottom, thanks to the fact that they have beta versions in testing, like Nothing that is already testing Android 14 for its two phones. Something similar happens with Realme and its Realme GT2 Pro. However, you may have missed a manufacturer on this list, but we have left it in last place because it is precisely the one that does it best.

Samsung is the king of updates, with permission from Google

Indeed, Samsung continues to set the pace for Android updates. Who else would it be? The Korean firm left behind the times when it received criticism from users, due to the high delay in updates since Google carried out the official launch.

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In fact, the case in the mid-range was even more bloody: in 2017 it had already improved the update policy for its flagships, but from Xataka Android we said that the mid-range ones could take time. up to one year from departureat that time, Android 7.0 Nougat.

Nowadays things have changed significantly, as we will see below. Not only has Samsung improved in speed, but also in being able to provide updates in all ranges. Although, without a doubt, the most important improvement falls on the extension of the support period that their smartphones enjoy: four years for all these mobile phones.

We would recommend this good support policy to other brands, but the truth is that it has already had an effect and we see the replica in others like Xiaomi. Recently, at the presentation of the Xiaomi 13Tthe popular manufacturer announced that these would have four years of system updatesplus an extra one with security patches.

Samsung improved its update policy with four years of support. Other brands like Xiaomi are trying to follow in the footsteps of the Korean manufacturer in a more timid way.

It has not been extendable to other phones in the Xiaomi catalog, however, it seems that Samsung’s movements encourage the rest. Now let’s see why Samsung has been crowned with Android 14. We will find the reason in the following list, with the terminals that already enjoy the new features of One UI 6:

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  • Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A34
  • Samsung Galaxy A53
  • Samsung Galaxy A54
  • Samsung Galaxy A73
  • Samsung Galaxy M53
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Samsung Galaxy S22+
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S23
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 FE
  • Samsung Galaxy S23+
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5

A total of 20 models It seems enough to give that title to Samsung, which also has the update queued for several more terminals, waiting for them to meet expectations in the beta program. We can add one more asterisk to this list, and that is that not all the models that appear have been updated worldwide, because as usually happens in these cases, the deployment begins in some regions to spread to the rest.

Even with this, it is worth praising what he has achieved in such a short time, and especially looking back. In short, if before buying a mobile phone, software is one of our priorities we would not be venturing too far in recommending one of the mobiles of the most famous galaxy in the Android universe.