Before some days, we reported that the public beta program of the new One UI 3.0 based on Android 11 operating system will begin soon and is expected to be rolling out in mid-to-late October for the Galaxy S20 series. The beta version is already available for developers.
Recently, the Samsung Beta manager in South Korea has confirmed that the One UI 3.0 beta based on Android 11 is coming soon for the Galaxy S20, S20+, or S20 Ultra 5G (unlocked device). The Beta Manager also mentioned that the official launch date and download link will available on the Samsung Member app soon.
We expect that the US and European countries could also receive it along with Korean users. Last year, the beta testing was started for the Galaxy S10 users in South Korea and later unrolled in the US and Germany.
The One UI 3 Beta Program is an opportunity to try One UI features before its official release. You will have to join the One UI 3.0 beta program through the Samsung Members app or Galaxy community. It may cause some malfunctions also some functions may not be available.
If you no longer want to participate in the beta version, you can quit the closed beta activity through the Galaxy community. Then reinstall the official version, and install the backup data through the replacement assistant.
NOTE: Before installing the One UI beta version, please make sure that your personal data has been saved. You can save the backup through the PC version of Samsung Switch Assistant. In addition, you need to update all apps through the Samsung App Store.
Hurrah! Samsung Galaxy S22 users in India can now enjoy One UI 6 Beta features [2.8GB]
One UI 6 Beta update for Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra arrives with a bundle of new features and advancements along with the Android security patch to provide a wonderful and next-level experience.
- Galaxy S22 – S901EXXU7ZWI6
- Galaxy S22 Plus – S906EXXU7ZWI6
- Galaxy S22 Ultra – S908EXXU7ZWI6
The installtion package size of this update is 2.8 GB, user can connect their device to WiFi to install the update. The update brings the September 2023 security patch to improve system security and stability.
To join the One UI 6 Beta program, you need to access the Samsung Members app, find the Beta invitation banner, and fill out some basic information and consent. As soon as you complete the registration, Samsung will seed the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta on your device. Then you can download and install the Beta update through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.
Samsung will further optimize One UI 6 animations in October
Samsung has recently released the fourth One UI 6 Beta update to the Galaxy S23 series. In particular, the company implemented optimized animations in One UI 6 Beta 4, while a reliable source revealed that it will continue to optimize in October.
According to IceUniverse, it’s 100% confirmed that Samsung will further optimize the animations in One UI 6 Beta software in October. The company will unveil the One UI 6 on October 5, and the Stable rollout could start in the third or fourth week.
One UI 5.1.1 software allegedly brought non-linear animations with the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5. Accordingly, consumers are expecting Samsung’s Android 14 update should introduce refreshed animations and transition effects to Galaxy devices.
In October, Samsung will continue to optimize. Confirm 100% https://t.co/A1auivma1i
— ICE UNIVERSE (@UniverseIce) September 23, 2023
Samsung’s One UI 6.0 Update: Galaxy S20, Note 20, and More Left Behind, New Options for Android Enthusiasts
Android 14 will soon start to roll out for Google Pixel phones. Samsung, on the other hand, started the One UI 6.0 Beta Program for Galaxy S23 series in August 2023. Samsung consumers have high expectations with the One UI 6.0 update, but many Galaxy devices are no longer supported.
Samsung should have pledged the Android 14 update for Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series, but it didn’t. It leads the Galaxy S20 FE to ineligibility for the next major update. Launched pre-installed with Android 10, the S20, Note 20 and S20 FE devices are no longer eligible for any major upgrade.
The popular Galaxy A series phones – Galaxy A51 and A71 have also finished their OS upgrade eligibility with the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. Now, the Korean tech giant focuses more on affordable phones, with the Galaxy A24 as a recent example, which will get 4 OS upgrades.
The 2nd generation Galaxy Z Fold smartphone was also eligible for three major updates. The company had released it with Android 10-based One UI 2.5, which means, it has also completed its big OTA lifespan with Android 13. You can check One UI 6.0 unsupported devices in the list below.
- Galaxy S20 Series
- Galaxy Note 20 Series
- Galaxy S20 FE (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Galaxy A71 & Galaxy A51
How to get One UI 6
To experience the next Samsung mobile OS, you need to purchase a new Galaxy phone. There are a lot of sticking options, offering you a longer software lifespan across categories from budget to premium. Check the quick guide below, which embeds phones with great software support.
- Premium – Galaxy S23 series
- Bonus Tip – Galaxy S21 FE (flagship phone with affordability)
- Mid-range – Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34
- Budget – Galaxy A24