Google's September update for Pixels is still Android 13

Vlad, 18 September 2023

Today Google released the latest monthly update for the Pixel devices it still supports (meaning from the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 onwards). And this is still Android 13, so it looks like a recent rumor saying that the official stable Android 14 release is delayed until next month might be true after all.

We initially assumed the final version of Android 14 would come out in August based on the timeline Google kept showing for months on end during its beta testing of the upcoming OS version. But then in August the company clumsily tacked on another beta to the release cycle, and there were then a couple more bug fixing releases, and here we are, in mid-September already, without the release going live.

Google's September update for Pixels is still Android 13

So maybe the company has indeed decided to hold it until early October, which is also when it's officially announcing new devices.

Anyway, today's update arrives as build TQ3A.230901.001 on most devices, though some regional and carrier variants might have a one letter plus one number suffix added to that. This update isn't one of those 'feature drops' that arrive every three months with new functionalities, it's just one that fixes bugs and security issues.

As usual with Google releases, it might take a few days (if not more) for all supported devices out there in the wild to receive the update notification.



Reader comments

  • Spike
  • 20 Sep 2023
  • utm

Redmi is better lol hahahehe see pixel 6a slow charging not good specs still living in old generation google should make 1gb ram and 4 gb internal storage taking baby steps still taking baby steps in pixel 8 still on 8gb ram 90 hz lol chinese doing b...

  • Anonymous
  • 20 Sep 2023
  • ntJ

Should we really care about getting the very latest version the moment it got launched? I have friends who still use phones running Android 9 and Android 10 to this day.

Better late than buggy.

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