Samsung is currently busy updating its countless Galaxy devices to the Android 11-based One UI 3.0/One UI 3.1 version. However, a number of eligible Galaxy smartphones and tablets had received this major update over the air, but a club of devices still waiting to taste the novelties of the latest One UI version.
Aside from the major s/w updates, Samsung also releases new security patches every month, which improves the system security for better device protection. At the moment, dozens of Galaxy devices installed the April 2021 security patch that brings fixes for 21 CVEs from Samsung and 30 critical CVEs from Google.
Moving on, the South Korean tech giant had already started sending the May 2021 security patch to the Galaxy S21 series in late last month. Besides, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, and Galaxy A51 phones have also joined the party with the latest security patch.
As always, the company released the May 2021 security patch details, which consist of all the CVEs fixed with this latest security update. According to the official security bulletin, the May 2021 security patch brings fixes for 3 critical, 24 high, and 17 moderate CVEs while 4 already included in previous updates, and 1 not applicable to Samsung devices.
List of CVEs fixed with May 2021 security patch
CVE-2021-0473, CVE-2021-0474, CVE-2021-0475
CVE-2020-25705, CVE-2020-11246, CVE-2020-11234, CVE-2020-15436, CVE-2020-29368, CVE-2020-11251, CVE-2020-11236, CVE-2020-11247, CVE-2020-11237, CVE-2020-11191, CVE-2020-11255, CVE-2020-11243, CVE-2021-0445, CVE-2021-0428, CVE-2021-0472, CVE-2021-0485, CVE-2021-0487, CVE-2021-0482, CVE-2021-0484, CVE-2021-0476, CVE-2021-0477, CVE-2021-0481, CVE-2021-0466, CVE-2021-0480
CVE-2021-0375, CVE-2021-0387, CVE-2021-0369, CVE-2021-0382, CVE-2021-0368, CVE-2021-0374, CVE-2021-0378, CVE-2021-0379, CVE-2021-0384, CVE-2021-0370, CVE-2021-0372, CVE-2021-0377, CVE-2021-0380, CVE-2021-0383, CVE-2021-0386, CVE-2021-0388, CVE-2021-0371
- Already included in previous updates
CVE-2020-11242, CVE-2020-11245, CVE-2020-11210, CVE-2020-11252
- Not applicable to Samsung devices
* Please see Android Security Bulletin for detailed information on Google patches HERE.
Aside from the Google patches, Samsung Mobile provides 23 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items described here, in order to improve our customer’s confidence in the security of Samsung Mobile devices. Samsung security index (SSI), found in “Security software version”, SMR May-2021 Release 1 includes all patches from Samsung and Google. Some of the SVE items may not be included in this package, in case these items were already included in a previous maintenance release.
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Samsung One UI 6.0 (Android 14) – Latest news, features and device-wise release schedule
Android 14 (One UI 6.0) update is a big deal for Samsung consumers having an eligible Galaxy device. Android 12 brought radical user interface tweaks, which have been refined in Android 13. And the new Android 14 focuses on performance and efficiency.
One UI 6.0
Flagship Samsung devices ranging from the Galaxy S21 series to the latest foldables are eligible for the One UI 6.0 update, powered by Android 14. Besides, there are a lot of Galaxy phones and tablets launched with Android 12, which are also on the eligibility list!
One UI 6.0 Features
All the Security and Privacy related features and improvements of Android 14 are included in the One UI 6.0 update. Samsung doesn’t rely on Google’s Android when it comes to the user interface as Galaxies offer the best and clean user experience with One UI.
The new One UI software introduces a redesigned Quick Panel, a new default font, and tweaked toggles, and elements across the user interface. There are plenty of new features that empower Galaxy users to make the most out of their smartphones.
One UI 6.0 Eligible Devices
In the Galaxy Z series, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are eligible for the new OS. In the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S23 series will get One UI 6 first, however, it will also be rolled out to the Galaxy S22 series and Galaxy S21 series (FE included).
Samsung offers two major Android upgrades to every Galaxy device (from Galaxy A, M, and F lineups). It means, if your device launched with Android 12 out of the box, it will surely get the Android 14 upgrade. Some A series devices are also eligible for three OS upgrades, hence, check the complete list below:
One UI 6.0 Release Date
Samsung unveiled the One UI 6 at 2023’s Developer Conference in early October. Moving ahead, the Galaxy S23 series started to receive the Stable One UI 6.0 update on October 30. The company will now rapidly deploy the Stable update to more consumers internationally.
- Galaxy S23 series – update completed
- Galaxy S22 series – December (but actually already completed )
- Galaxy S21 series – December
- Galaxy S21 FE – December
- Galaxy Z Fold 5 – November
- Galaxy Z Fold 4 – December
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 – December
- Galaxy Z Flip 5 – November
- Galaxy Z Flip 4 – December
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 – December
- Galaxy A54 and A34 – November
- Galaxy A53 and A33 – December
- Galaxy A52, A52s, A72 – December
- Galaxy A23 – January ’24
- Galaxy A14 – December
- Galaxy A13 – February ’24
- Galaxy A04s – February
- Galaxy M33 and M53 – December
- Galaxy M13 and M23 – February ’24
- Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro – December
- Galaxy Tab S9 – November (5G versions already launched )
- Galaxy Tab S8 – December
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE – January ’24
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2022 edition, SM-P613 and SM-P619) – November
- Galaxy Tab A8 (2021) – February ’24
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite – February ’24
- Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro – January ’24
One UI 6.0 Latest News
December 2: Over the past few days, the company has expanded the Android 14 update to more Galaxy users globally. In addition, US carriers have also managed to update their flagship Galaxy devices, following the wider availability in the Global market.
November Week 4: Samsung rolled out Stable One UI 6.0 update to Galaxy S21 series, Z Fold 5, Z Flip 5, S23 FE, A73, A54, A34, and M53 along with Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S9 series tablets.
November 16: The Stable update starts rolling out to Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra in Europe.
November 11: Samsung has finally expanded the Stable Android 14 update to the Galaxy S23 consumers in the US.
October 30: Samsung starts rolling out the Stable Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update to the Galaxy S23 series in Europe.
October 25: Ahead of Stable, the company released the One UI 6 Beta 9 to Galaxy S23 series, which includes under-the-hood changes.
October 19: Samsung has begun rolling out the One UI 6 Beta 8 update for the Galaxy S23 series. It comes with stability improvements, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
October 19: The company has opened the One UI 6 Beta Program for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. At the same time, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 users started getting the third One UI 6 Beta update.
October 15: Samsung has kicked off the One UI 6 Beta 7 rollout to Galaxy S23 lineup, bringing fixes to some issues with the quick panel, screen rotation, boot encryption, volume key input, and navigation bar gesture.
October 13: The Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra users can now join the One UI 6 Beta Program in the US.
- Samsung has kicked off a new One UI 6 beta update for the Galaxy A34 users in India. The beta update arrives with One UI build version A346EXXU4ZWJ2 for beta testers.
- One UI 6 Beta 2 update for Samsung Galaxy A53 comes with version number A536EXXU7ZWJ1 and an installation package size of 960.73 MB.
October 11: Some Galaxy S23 users who are testing the beta version of One UI 6 have reported a touch issue that affects the Gallery app.
October 7: Samsung has started pushing an Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta update for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 in the US.
October 7: Samsung begins rolling out the sixth One UI 6 Beta update, bringing improvements for the stability of touch and overall software system.
- Samsung has finally opened the One UI 6 Beta Program for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 smartphone
- Samsung has started pushing Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta 2 for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra
October 5: At SDC23, Samsung spotlighted One UI 6, the upcoming software advancement to Galaxy devices.
October 2: Reliable source revealed that the Stable One UI 6 update will be released at the end of October.
September 28: One UI 6 Beta 5 for the Galaxy S23 series arrives: Fixes touch, camera, rebooting, and more issues
September 27: Samsung has finally opened the One UI 6 Beta program based on Android 14 for the Galaxy A53 in India.
September 25: Users of the Galaxy S22 series in India can now enjoy One UI 6 features and enhancements ahead of stable release as Samsung has officially begun the Beta Program.
September 22: Samsung today begins the rollout of One UI 6 Beta 4 to the Galaxy S23 series. October 2023 security patch included in the Beta 4 alongside critical bug fixes
September 21: Samsung said to expand Android 14 One UI 6 Beta to Galaxy Z Fold 4, Fold 3, Flip 4 and Flip 3 next month.
September 19/20: Samsung launched the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta Program for Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, S22 Ultra, S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra smartphones.
September 19: One UI 6 Beta 3 Hotfix: The new ZWIB update for the Galaxy S23 series brings fixes to the reset issue during the AP power type setting when using Wi-Fi AP that supports 6GHz.
September 14: Samsung has kicked off the third Android 14-based One UI 6 beta update for the Galaxy S23 series
September 6: Select Galaxy S23 series users in Europe received the third Beta of One UI 6 software.
August 31: Samsung expanded the Galaxy S23’s One UI 6 Beta to India, Poland and the UK along with releasing Beta 2 in the US, South Korea and Germany.
August 25: It has been revealed that the company could release the 2nd One UI 6 Beta on August 29, while a tipster claims it may be canceled.
August 19: After the One UI 6 Beta 1 update, Samsung is rolling out the hotfix update for Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23, and Galaxy S23 Plus smartphones in Korea.
August 10: Samsung has finally started the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta Program for the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra in South Korea, Germany and the US.
August 2: New August 2023 One UI 6 Beta build for Galaxy S23 has been spotted on test servers. The last digits of the test firmware have changed from 3ZWGG to 3ZWH2.
July 28: Samsung One UI 6.0 is being prepared for the Galaxy S23 series, which adds the ability to sharpen text and erase distractions in document scans.
July 21: The Galaxy S21 FE and Galaxy A52 LTE also join Samsung flagships with Android 14 internal testing build.
July 19: Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series enters One UI 6 (Android 14) internal testing phase alongside the Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A52s.
July 11: Android 14 Beta 4 started to roll out to Pixel devices, bringing the Stable release another step closer. This month, Samsung is likely to start the One UI 6 Beta testing program for Galaxy S23 series.
July 9: Samsung is already testing One UI software on the Galaxy S23 FE, which could probably be the One UI 6. Do note that the Geekbench listing revealed S23 FE comes pre-loaded with Android 13, however, it could change prior to official release.
July 2: One UI 6 Beta is too close to the Galaxy S23 series as the first Public Beta firmware has been spotted on the server for the Ultra variant. After internal test builds, the first Beta build bearing version number ZWFA appears on the server.
June 26: A new One UI 6 build has been spotted by Checkfirm for the Galaxy S23 series. The testing is going underway for Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus with PDA version S916BXXU2BWF4.
June 18: In the first phase, Samsung reportedly begins Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta for the Galaxy S23 series in the third week of July.
June 06: The Galaxy A54 to get One UI 6 (Android 14) Beta, internal testing begins
June 05: Samsung confirms One UI 6 and Good Lock features finding underway, read more here
June 04: According to tipster Dohyun Kim, Samsung could release the One UI 6 Beta for the Galaxy S23 series in mid-July this year. The source added that Samsung’s stable Android 14 update will be available in October.
June 02: Samsung has recently released support for One UI 6.0 software to the native Calculator application.
May 22: One UI 6 Beta (Alpha/internal) build reportedly introduces slightly bigger toggles in the Quick Settings panel.
May 13: At I/O, Google unveiled Ultra HDR support for Image, which arriving in Android 14, and probably in One UI 6 too for Samsung Galaxy devices.
May 10: Samsung is already testing the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 firmware on the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones in a handful of countries.
Samsung is described as the “first partner” today, with One UI 6.0 making it so that “foreground services of apps targeting Android 14 will be guaranteed to work as intended so long as they are developed according to Android’s new foreground service API policy.”
“To strengthen the Android platform, our collaboration with Google has resulted in a unified policy that we expect will create a more consistent and reliable user experience for Galaxy users.” – Samsung
April 27: Android 14 Beta 1.1 update rolled out for supported Pixel phones. The release fixes severe issues such as Wallpaper and style crashing, abnormal fingerprint scanner as well as includes optimizations for the system stability to provide users with better user experience.
April 13: Google released the first Beta build of Android 14, bringing new features to Pixel phones ahead of the stable release. The new OS brings Dynamic Back Arrow, improved per-app language preferences, graphics upgrades and privacy improvements.
April 02: We’ve compiled a list of features that Samsung may introduce with the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 software. The features are suggested by consumers and the software team member forwarded them to the development team for the function as follows:
- Samsung Phone App
- Document “Read Text Aloud”
- Samsung Notes
- Samsung Messages
- S Pen
- Samsung Health
- Modes and Routines
March 21: We tried installing the Android 14 Developer Preview 2 on our Google Pixel 7 unit and it bricked.
March 8: Google kicked off Android 14 Developer Preview 2 for Pixel smartphones with various new features.
March 02: Dashlane confirmed that the Android 14’s final release will bring support for passkeys to apps.
February 8: Google released Android 14 Developer Preview 1 for Pixel devices (Pixel 4a 5G to 7 Pro).
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 gets Android 14 One UI 6.0 update in the US
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, Galaxy Tab S9 Plus, and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra are getting an Android 14-based One UI 6 update on the Verizon network in the US. This major update brings a bundle of new features and improvements to deliver a next-level experience.
Stable One UI 6.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series on the Verizon network arrives with One UI build versions ending with BWK6. The update is currently rolling out for locked models in the US and the company will soon make it available in more countries.
One UI 6.0 is Samsung’s custom skin that runs on top of Android 14. It offers a more refined and user-friendly interface, with enhanced privacy and security options, redesigned widgets and notifications, improved performance and battery life, and more.
Users can check and install the update on their Galaxy Tab S9 device by going to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install. If the update is available, they can follow the on-screen instructions to install it on their device.
[Expanding] Public One UI 6.0 rollout begins for Samsung Galaxy A34 smartphone
Samsung is now expanding an Android 14-based One UI 6 update for Galaxy A34 users in the Middle East. Users can identify the update through One UI build version A346EXXU4BWK4 and a package size of around 2.3GB.
If you have received the One UI 6 update, install the update now to enjoy the new features and enhancements on your Galaxy A34.
After Beta users, Samsung has begun the public rollout of the stable One UI 6.0 for the Galaxy A34 smartphone in India. Now, non-beta Galaxy A34 smartphone users can now enjoy One UI 6 and Android 14 features.
The newest One UI version comes with a bundle of new features and enhancements to provide easy access to all features and next-level experience. The stable One UI 6.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy A34 can be identified through the One UI build version A346EXXU4BWK2 and an installation package size of around 2.3GB.
One UI 6 update comes with several new features, enhancements, and major changes over the previous UI to provide an amazing experience. These are mainly related to Quick Panel, Lock Screen, My Files, Reminder, Calendar, Health, Video Player, Weather, Gallery, Camera, Home screen, and more.
In addition, it installs the November 2023 security patch to improve system security and stability. To check and install the latest One UI update, you just need to open Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) November 28, 2023