Last updated: Jun 09, 2023, 7:01 PM IST
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If you have the latest Android TV models on the Android TV 12 version and are wondering when the Android TV 13 update will be received, we have bad news and good news. The bad news is that the Android TV 13 version may never come. That’s right, reports suggest that Google has shelved plans for the Android TV 13 version, but the good news is that you’ll get an instant upgrade to the Android TV 14 version.
Yes, it looks like Google ditched the Android TV 13 version altogether and moved to the Android TV 14 version for smart TVs. We didn’t get many details about the next Android TV version during the I/O 2023 keynote last month, and this silence is considered part of big changes at the company.
The latest beta for Android TV and Google TV devices has come out without any update or news from Google, suggesting that the company is still working out its plans for the next Android TV version.
We’re not sure why Google would decide not to have an Android TV 13 version and jump directly to Android TV 14. It is possible that the company believes that most smart TV models have long been running on Android TV 11 or 12. time, and maybe they deserve the latest features of the Android TV 14 version?
We won’t be able to say for sure until Google officially shares an update on this rumored change. Anyway, the move to Android TV 14 could spell bad news for some of the existing Android smart TVs as most of these models are only promised 2 years of OS updates, which frankly has been hard to fulfill until now for most TV manufacturers.
You’ll most likely see Android TV 14 as part of the new TVs coming out later this year or early next year. Until then, you can use the Android TV 12 version until brands decide to climb the Android ladder in the coming months.