After downgrading from Android 14 to 13, many users are stuck on the February Google Play System Updates! Android OS updates from the Silicon Valley giants are getting much more complicated with every passing year. At the time of writing, we have the stable Android 13 build, Android 14 Beta, the Quarterly Android 14 QPR Beta 1, and the Google Play System Updates all running concurrently.
Google Updates are all messed up!
To make matters worse, it seems even Google isn’t able to keep track of its update cycle as for the first it seems to have missed the deadline for a major OS update. Rather than the usual September deadline, this time around, the stable Android 14 will released on the day of the Pixel 8 series launch event.
Moreover, if you were currently on Android 14 Beta, then opting out of this program before September 18th or waiting for the stable release in December are your only two options to switch to the OS’s public release without a data wipe. Or else, formatting your device is the card if you wish to leave the beta ecosystem. Combine all these factors and you can see how the entire update framework has been messed up, at least for the general users.
Usually, an update follows the Developer Preview> Beta > Stable build procedure which is quite understandable. However, with such a complicated route that Google has opted for, it has really made it quite difficult to keep track of all these updates, not just for us but for the tech giants themselves!
Downgrade from Android 14 to 13: Stuck on February Play System Update!
Adding more to the misery is the fact that numerous users who had downgraded their device from Android 14 to Android 13 are now stuck on the February Google Play System Update! To rectify this “issue”, users have claimed to perform a factory reset but to no avail [well, to be fair that wasn’t going to work because resetting the device has nothing to do with monthly updates]. This issue seems to have affected only a subset of users and hence hasn’t got much limelight to date.
Even if it did and the issue get conveyed to Google, we don’t think that they would be acting on this, at least for now, because they have much better messed-up updates to rectify! Anyway, we will be keeping a close eye on this development and update the post as and when we get hold of new information regarding the same. So stay tuned.
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