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On August 15, 2022, Google released the 13th generation of Android OSAndroid 13. Firstly, the search giant rolled out this major update for Pixel devices and then started releasing this major version for other Android devices including Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Realme, and Oppo later this year. As of now, several Android devices received the Android 13 update, however, we have started hearing information about the next Android OS i.e. Android 14.

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Android 12 was released in 2021, Android 13 in 2022, and just following the tradition, Android 14 will be a major Android update of the year 2023. Like previous Android OS, we can expect that Google will start Developer Preview and Beta update in the first half of 2023 and a stable update will push in the second half.

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Android 14 Latest Information:

[January 11, 2023]: System Share Sheet

A piece of new information reveals that Android 14 will bring an intuitive system share sheet that will be combined with Google Play Services. Android share sheet is primarily designed for sending content outside your app or directly to your contacts. Check the full details here

 

[November 17, 2022]: Predictive Back Gestures

Google Android 14 will bring the “Predictive back gesture” to all Android smartphones. This feature will give you a preview of the previous screen before performing the back gesture. Check the full details here

 

 

[October 1, 2022]: AV1 Codec

Google could make it mandatory for smartphone manufacturers to support the AV1 video codec if they want to run Android 14. This information has been spotted by Esper’s Mishaal Rahman inside the comments left in recent commits to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

 

[September 2, 2022]: Satellite Connectivity 

  • The senior VP of Google Platforms & Ecosystem, Hiroshi Lockeimer revealed that the company has started working on connecting phones to satellites. It is expected that Google may introduce a satellite connectivity function through the major version update of Android 14 next year. Check more details here

 

[August 30, 2022]: First Beta Update 

  • Some reports suggest that Google may start the Android 14 beta release in April 2023 and its Developers Preview may begin in February as the company has shortened the Android 13 QPR Beta. Check more details here

 

[April 23, 2022]: Codename 

  • The information suggests that the codename of the Android 14 operating system is “Upside Down Cake”.  In an alphabetical manner, Google gives a dessert name to every new Android version. Check more details here

 

Android 14 [Expected]: Overall Summary

  • Codename: Upside Down Cake
  • Developers Preview: February 2023
  • Beta: April 2023
  • Features:
    – Satellite Connectivity feature
    – Predictive Back Gestures

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Samsung Galaxy A54 to get One UI 6 (Android 14) Beta, internal testing begins

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Samsung Galaxy A54 is already testing the Android 14-based One UI 6 software internally. As spotted on the CheckFirm app, the company is already working on the development and optimization of this major update for 2023’s best mid-range device.

According to the firmware listing spotted by @tarunvats33, Samsung has an Android 14-based One UI 6 build for testing on the Galaxy A54. The build is identified with the PDA version number A546BXXU3BWE1, and considered as the first development for the smartphone.

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The Galaxy A54 launched with Android 13 out of the box and didn’t receive any major Android or One UI update. The fourth last digit of its stable firmware is “A” which will be replaced with “B” when it gets the Android 14-based One UI 6 update.

As it’s the first build that has been initiated for testing in May, CheckFirm will continue to surface new builds as the testing moves. Notably, in the firmware, the third last character “W” refers to the year (2023), while the 2nd last “E” May) refers to the month of build development.

Samsung Android 14 Galaxy A54

One UI 6

Before the Galaxy A54, the software detection app spotted the Android 14 firmware for the latest Galaxy S23 series smartphones. The A54 is the first Samsung A series device, spotted running the unreleased software and cements its bid for Beta testing.

Samsung could begin One UI 6 Beta by next month, probably before the Galaxy Unpacked for foldables, tablets, and wearables. The Stable update of Android 14 will begin to rollout to Galaxy devices by October 2023, while the Beta activity would remain limited to seven markets globally.

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Samsung Android 14-based One UI 6.0: Everything you need to know

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Samsung One UI 6.0

Android 14 (One UI 6.0) update will be a big deal for Samsung consumers having an eligible Galaxy smartphone or tablet. Android 12 brought radical user interface tweaks, which have been refined in the Android 13 update. And we hope the Android 14 will focus on performance and efficiency.

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Samsung will introduce Android 14-based One UI 6.0 software for Galaxy devices this year. One UI is a mature software and the company is strictly maintaining the naming strategy. Galaxy fans can confirm that the next version will be One UI 6 as there’s no rocket science behind this.

One UI 6.0

Flagship Samsung devices ranging from the Galaxy S21 series to the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 foldables are eligible for the One UI 6.0 update, based on Android 14. In addition, there are a lot of Galaxy handsets launched with Android 12, which are also on the list!

One UI 6 is becoming the biggest reason forcing me to purchase the S23 Ultra, but, I’ll continue using my S22 Ultra as a daily driver. Upgrade to the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be highly fruitful for me since Samsung won’t be taking much time to expand One UI 6 Beta for older models.

One UI 6.0 Features

All the Security and Privacy related features and improvements of Android 14 will be included with 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.

We are too away from the One UI 6’s tentative development timeline, but, Samsung should now work on app icons, stock launcher, quick settings panel, and notification panel. Most users want a radically renovated user interface in One UI, as it’s continuing with refinements and refinements.

Update: Apr. 21 | Samsung mod revealed that One UI 6.0 update will bring support for the Camera Assistant app to Galaxy A series smartphones.

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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:

These Samsung Galaxy devices are eligible for Android 14: One UI 6.0 Device List

One UI 6.0 Release Date

Within 2022, the company rolled out the One UI 5.0 update for almost all eligible Galaxy models. And February became a great month for flagship Galaxy devices that received the One UI 5.1 feature drop update. It’s difficult to commit release date of One UI 6.0, while the timeline should be early October.

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Post completion of the One UI 5.0 rollout, Samsung promised that it will further strengthen its collaboration with chip makers (i.e. Qualcomm) and Google. As promised, this year, the company will try to deploy One UI even faster and more reliable software for Galaxy.

Samsung Android 14 (One UI 6.0) update roadmap [Prediction]

One UI 6.0 Latest News

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.

May 05: Starting with Android 14, Google’s goal (via 9to5Google) is to “make it easier for developers to create apps that work consistently across different Android devices.”

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:

  1. Samsung Phone App
  2. Document “Read Text Aloud”
  3. Samsung Notes
  4. Samsung Messages
  5. S Pen
  6. Samsung Health
  7. Modes and Routines

March 22: Google takes ideas from One UI to make Android 14 a user-friendly and feature-full OS, Source 1, 2.

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).

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First Samsung One UI 6.0 app is already up for download

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Samsung One UI 6 Apps

Samsung is already rolling out support for One UI 6 to a native app, up for download for some. The company is internally testing the Android 14 Beta on the Galaxy S23 series and today begins to update stock apps months ahead of the software’s debut.

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The South Korean tech giant often updates One UI apps, bringing support for unreleased software iterations. It helps the app continue to work after upgrading to a new version of the operating system or a major One UI switch. It brings “added colors following One UI 6.x” the changelog reads.

Notably, the Samsung Calculator app with support for One UI 6 is not available to download for all consumers. It rolled out to a limited number of users having the latest flagship smartphone. In the coming days, we are expecting a wider rollout of this upgraded app version.

Download Samsung One UI 6 app

  • Galaxy Store – Link
  • Google Play Store – Link
  • APKMirror – Link

Samsung Calculator One UI 6 support

One UI 6 Release Date

Google is expected to release the Stable Android 14 operating system by August this year. Around the same timeframe, Samsung is likely to announce the One UI 6 Beta program for select Galaxy devices. However, the Stable One UI 6.0 update rollout could begin in October 2023.

One UI 6 Eligible Devices

All the Samsung devices released with Android 12-based One UI 4 out of the box are eligible to get the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update. In addition, a number of flagship devices (phones and tablets) will also get the major upgrade, thanks to the four OS guarantee. Check the list below:

  • Galaxy S23 Lineup: S23, S23 Plus & S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22 Lineup: S22, S22 Plus & S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 Lineup: S21, S21 Plus & S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy Z Fold Lineup: Z Fold 5, Fold 4 and Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip Lineup: Z Flip 5, Flip 4 and Flip 3
  • Galaxy A Lineup: A72, A52 and newer A phones
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