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BREAKING: Android 14 is official, Galaxy S23 is first in line for One UI 6

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Google launches the Android 14 operating system on the Developer Preview channel. At the same time, the company published a release roadmap plan, promising a Platform Stability milestone by July, followed by a Stable release in August 2023.

The company’s Pixel smartphone portfolio is eligible to install Android 14’s Developer Preview. The company has brought system images for Pixel flagships including the Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro, as well as the Android Emulator.

Roadmap:

  • Developer Preview – February, March
  • Beta Releases – April, May
  • Platform Stability – June, July

The US tech giant expects to reach the Platform Stability landmark for Android 14 by July this year. Accordingly, Pixel handsets are likely to start receiving the Stable Android 14 firmware in August 2023, similar to the release timeline of last year’s Android OS.

As always, Samsung might not participate in Google’s Android Developer Preview program. Therefore, Galaxy consumers should not expect anything about the Android 14, at least until the Public Beta begins for Pixel. Samsung might start Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta program by July or August this year.

Notably, the Galaxy S23 series smartphones will be the first to receive the Android 14 update on both Beta and Stable channel. The company might introduce One UI 6, based on Android 14 for Galaxy devices with new features, system optimization and improvements.

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung One UI 5 (Android 13) Update Info

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Last year, Samsung started rolling out the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy devices. In February 2023, the company introduced the new One UI 5.1 version, which brings additional new features and personalization capabilities.

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With the Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Update Info (2023) page, we are providing our readers with the latest insights related to the Android 13-based One UI 5 (One UI 5.0 & One UI 5.1) upgrade for their Galaxy devices including phones and tablets.

This page mentions all the updates released ahead of the Android 13 update, new features, eligible Samsung devices for Android 13, One UI 5 Beta program, release date, rollout plan, roadmap, and everything you need to know about the latest One UI version.

Aside from the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 updates, Samsung also rolls out new firmware updates with new features and security patches to the Galaxy devices. You can directly jump to the topics through the table of contents below.

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Samsung Galaxy January 2023 Update

Samsung is releasing the March 2023 update to the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A52s, and Galaxy A51 5G in select regions.

The latest security patch update will be available for a lot of compatible Galaxy devices, however, the company will continue to distribute this software update until the next two months due to a staged rollout strategy.

Aside from this, the Korean tech giant publishes the latest Security Patch Bulletin in the first week of each month. If you want to check the security patch contents, you can access them all on the official Samsung security website.

It’s important to mention that we will update this section with the latest month’s security patch as soon as any Samsung model starts receiving it. Meanwhile, you can check out all the security updates released by Samsung here.

These devices are eligible for new monthly, quarterly, or biannual software updates from Samsung:

Current Models for Monthly Security Updates

  • Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4, W23, W23 flip
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy Xcover5, Galaxy Xcover6 Pro

Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates

  • Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10+ 5G, Galaxy Note10 Lite
  • Galaxy A40
  • Galaxy A22, Galaxy A22e 5G, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A82 5G
  • Galaxy A03, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A03 core, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A13 5G, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A23 5G, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A73 5G
  • Galaxy A04, Galaxy A04s, Galaxy A04e, Galaxy A14 5G
  • Galaxy M21 2021, Galaxy M22, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M32 5G, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M62, Galaxy M13, Galaxy M23 5G, Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy M53 5G, Galaxy M04
  • Galaxy F22, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy F52 5G, Galaxy F62, Galaxy F13, Galaxy F04
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active3, Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, W22 5G
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A50, Galaxy XCover4s, Galaxy Xcover FieldPro, Galaxy Xcover Pro

Current Models for Half Yearly Security Updates

  • Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G
  • Galaxy A01, Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A02, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A42 5G
  • Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M31s,
  • Galaxy M51
  • Galaxy M12
  • Galaxy F12
  • Galaxy Tab A 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020), Galaxy Tab A7
  • Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Galaxy Tab S7+
  • W20 5G, W21 5G

Current Wearable Models for Security Updates

  • Galaxy Watch 4
  • Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
  • Galaxy Watch 5
  • Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

Back in 2019, Samsung announced that all the Galaxy devices launched in/after 2019, will be having 4 years of regular security updates. However, the company has further expanded this support to five years for select models.

The Korean tech giant is bringing up to 4 years of major Android upgrades to all flagships launched in/after 2021, which means, security updates will be available for one more year after the completion of the major updates.

What’s new with Samsung Galaxy Android 13

Samsung introduced the Android 12-based One UI 4 software with no radical design and UI changes. However, Google did just the opposite as the Android 12 features the biggest user interface changes in history.

Similarly, Samsung is not bringing changes to the overall look of the One UI with the Android 13 upgrade for Galaxy devices. As speculated, the Stable version of the One UI doesn’t look like Google’s Android 13 OS.

The Public One UI 5 version, based on Android 13, brings more meaningful design upgrades, improvements to the existing features/functions, new add-ons, better 3rd party app performance, and a lot more.

Google revealed several new features of the Android 13 operating system, and all of them will surely reflect with the One UI 5 upgrade for the Galaxy devices, at the same time, we don’t have any info regarding One UI 5 features.

Samsung One UI 5.0 Features

 

Will my Samsung Galaxy get Android 13?

Usually, every Samsung phone and tablet is eligible for at least two major Android upgrades, while mid-rangers and older flagships for three upgrades and the latest flagships and select mid-rangers for up to four OS upgrades.

Incredibly, the South Korean tech giant has improved its software offerings for Galaxy consumers, which defeats Google itself. Well, Samsung officially disclosed which Galaxy devices will be getting four generations of Android upgrades that you can check below.

Samsung Four Android Upgrades List

  • Galaxy S Series: Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE and upcoming S series devices.
  • Galaxy Z Series: Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and upcoming Z series devices.
  • Galaxy A Series: Galaxy A53, Galaxy A73 and upcoming Z series devices.
  • Galaxy Tablets: Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra and upcoming Tab S series devices.

In case you don’t find your Galaxy phone in the list mentioned above, no need to panic about that as there are a number of phones and tablets that will be surely getting the Android 13 upgrade.

 

Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Release Date

Google released the official Android 13 operating system for Pixel smartphones on August 15, 2022, however, Samsung can’t beat the US tech giant when it comes to the fastest Android deployment.

Back in 2021, Samsung managed to start distributing the stable One UI 4.0 update for general Galaxy S21 series users just a month after the official Android 12 rollout for Google’s Pixel devices.

In 2022, things were a lot better as the Korean phone maker amazed consumers with an even boosted Android 13-based One UI 5 update distribution for the flagship Galaxy devices.

Samsung officially announced the new One UI 5.0 at Samsung Developer Conference 2022, and the Galaxy S22 started to receive the major Android 13 upgrades on October 24, 2022.

Along with the Galaxy S23 series, the Korean tech giant debuted the Android 13-based new One UI 5.1 software iteration. The company is continuously expanding the availability of this new version to more new Galaxy devices.

Galaxy devices updated to Android 13

  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20 FE 5G
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy A73
  • Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A53 5G
  • Galaxy A53
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy A33 5G
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M53
  • Galaxy M42 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S8
  • Galaxy Tab S8+
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab S7+

Samsung One UI 5.1

 

Samsung Galaxy Android 14 Beta

Android 14 was announced on the Developer Preview channel on February 8, 2023. Samsung, on the other hand, is likely to begin the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 Beta testing program by August this year.

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

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

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. Besides, 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, which is 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.

Samsung One UI 6.0

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).

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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:

List of Samsung Galaxy devices eligible for Android 14 (One UI 6.0) update

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

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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Android 14 DP 2 sent Pixel 7 in Coma, One UI 6.0 excitement went dark

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Samsung One UI 6.0 is the next major software update I am waiting for and the anticipation of this upcoming Android 14 based upgrade led my Pixel 7 into a state of Coma.

Let me explain.

Earlier this month, Google released Android 14 Develop Preview 2 for Pixel devices and Pixel 7 is in the front seat of eligible devices. As the latest dev beta brings a handful of features

What happened:

I’ve installed DP2 right away and been operating quite well since then. Yesterday, I jumped into the photos app to share a screenshot via Bluetooth.

On the pairing screen, the phone flickered for the entire screen for once, and then it freezes to a frame. The update screen along with the home screen are semi-transparent to each other.

Android 14 Pixel 7 coma

For a few minutes, the device was responding to my touch interactions and the screens were overlapping each other. For example, if you unlock the device, the phone shows only the home screen but you can’t operate it further.

This includes app interactions as well as other essential actions throughout the interface.

In around 10 minutes, my Android 14 loaded Google Pixel 7 smartphone went into a coma, which was taking and responding to touches but it failed to render those changes on screen.

Android 14 Pixel 7 coma

I tried the home screen, touches, and gestures, but none would work, while the phone is keeping me connected via vibration feedback. Moreover, the lock/unlock button is working totally fine, and waking up and locking down the device accurately.

But the device’s software screen is numb, as it crashed all along. Also, the phone is responding to the double tap to wake feature but once again, nothing is working after the device comes to consciousness.

The biggest disappointment comes as the phone is not turning off using the physical key. Also, there’s no solution to the issue found on the internet either. Check the video below.

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