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Delivering a bug-free Android 14 update is the biggest challenge for Samsung



Samsung One UI 6.0 Bug Free

Google began developing the Android 14 OS, which will start landing on Samsung devices later this year. Some Galaxy users reported having different kinds of problems with One UI 5.0 and One UI 5.1, which makes it necessary for Samsung to deliver a bug-free Android 14 update.

Let’s have a quick look at Samsung’s Android 13 deployment:

One UI 5.0

One UI 5.0 rollout started on October 24 and the company’s Android 13 update expanded to a wide range of models on November 2022. Notably,  the company didn’t pull the rollout for any Galaxy model, similar to the One UI 4.0, but it doesn’t mean there was not any bug.

Broken visual effects and sluggish system animation continue to remain the biggest concern of the One UI 5.0 software. Meanwhile, consumers also reported crashing of apps like Expert RAW, abnormal battery draining, low power efficiency, sync issues with wearables, and more. [Bugs/Issues Tracker]

“It was a tough time when bugs in One UI 5.0 continue to emerge.”

One UI 5.1

One UI 5.1 was unveiled at February Unpacked and started to roll out for older Galaxy devices including the Galaxy S22 and S21 series within just two weeks. Samsung managed to greatly improve the visuals and animations with this incremental version, but still, it’s not bug-free.

Shortly after installing the One UI 5.1 update, consumers having Galaxy S22, S21, and Z Fold 4/3 encountered severe battery life issues. It doesn’t seem a widespread issue as some users shared their feedback for better battery life than the One UI 5.0. [Bugs/Issues Tracker]

Eyes on One UI 6.0

We want Samsung to deliver a bug-free Android 14 (One UI 6.0) update this year. The company should take some more time in testing, adoption of the new OS, and development of the 2023 One UI version so there will be a significantly fruitful outcome.

The One UI 6.0 should also include user interface changes as each One UI version looks quite similar and just refinements are not enough each year. The themed icons function requires radical refinements or Samsung can just also close the matter by copying Pixel’s dynamic theming.

Over the past few years, the South Korean tech giant made notable improvements in its software development and distribution sections. Delivery of timely software is mandatory for the world’s biggest phone vendor but it must have to ensure a bug-free firmware rollout, keeping race aside.

Samsung One UI 6.0 Bug Free

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.


Android Updates War: Google’s Game-Changing Move to Outshine Samsung



Samsung July 2023 security patch details

When it comes to Android updates, Samsung is leading the Android world. However, this could be the last day of Samsung’s leadership as Google is expected to double up its current Android updates support for Pixel smartphones launching today.

2020 was a remarkable year in Samsung’s history when the company extended Android updates support from two years to three. A few months later, the company extended the security support as well, totaling it to four years for flagship Galaxy devices.

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In 2022, Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 series, which offers four generations of OS upgrades. In its announcement, the company listed all flagships launched in 2021 and later along with select Galaxy A series smartphones for 4 OS and 5 years of security patches.

With this decision, the South Korean tech giant surpassed Google’s support policy, which owns Android. To be noted, Tensor-powered Pixel smartphones come with three years of Android and five years of monthly security updates support.

Today, Google will launch the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones. And as per the leaks, both phones will offer up to 7 years of software support, surpassing the longest support provided by Apple to its iPhones. Pixel 8 and later might be eligible for 7 major OS upgrades, which sounds a bit confusing.

There are speculations that there will be five major OS versions and 7 years of regular security patches and quarterly Pixel Feature Drops for the latest flagship smartphones. If it happens, it will force other Android vendors to further extend their support.

While Pixel phones are limited to support 3 major OS versions, Samsung is offering 4 generations of OS upgrades to cheaper Galaxy devices that costs approx $249. Samsung won’t take too long to beat Google yet again in terms of software support.

Let’s see, what Google has to offer to the Android world!

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Here’s why Samsung apps start getting One UI 6 support ahead of official release



Samsung Calculator One UI 6

After One UI 5.1, we started hearing a lot of news, leaks, and rumors about the upcoming One UI 6. Recently, Samsung has also started releasing One UI 6.0 support for stock apps, starting with the Calculator app.

Looking at all this, we can expect that Samsung will provide this support to more apps in the future too. But the question is, why is Samsung providing One UI 6.0 support to its stocks apps before the official release? If you are thinking that by getting their support, you will get some new features in your apps, then it is not only the reason.

Samsung One UI 6.0 support can also bring new features for apps, but the main reason for this is something else. But what? The answer is that Samsung is going to release a new One UI update in the coming weeks or months and the company aims to make its stock apps compatible with that accordingly. Once the app is supported, the app will not stop working or get crash whenever the company releases that update for the smartphone.

Samsung One UI 6 Apps

A recent report revealed that Samsung’s stable Android 14 update will be available in October. This is the same time frame as last year’s UI rollout, with the latest Galaxy S lineup being the first to secure it. Meanwhile, beta activity is seeing an early start if everything goes as planned by the internals.

Still, for the time being, we can consider this information as a pinch of salt as the company has not yet announced any official timeline for One UI 6.0.

Samsung confirms One UI 6 and Good Lock features finding underway

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Instead of Camera, Samsung should bring battery upgrade to flagships



Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Nowadays, smartphones are being heavily used for gaming and photography. Accordingly, phone makers are focussing more and more on upgrading the imaging capabilities and performance of chipsets. So why not, Samsung should now bring battery upgrade to Galaxy flagships.

Battery upgrade should be the next aim

The recently launched Galaxy S23 Ultra brings a high-profile 200-megapixel camera, allowing users to capture lossless shots, even when cropped. With great collaboration between hardware and software, the new Samsung flagships offer peace of mind to consumers, when it comes to battery life.

In addition to camera lovers, people prefer buying a smartphone, which offers great battery life without compromising features and power specifications. In the same way, Samsung is reportedly working, and there’s still room for improvements in flagships battery life.

The Galaxy S24 Ultra could come with a new battery technology inspired by electronic vehicles. The company is considering stacked battery technology for smartphones, which will reduce the size keeping the same mAh and enhanced lifespan.

Since the stacked battery tech could leave more gap inside the phone, Samsung might not think about increasing mAh on flagship phones. Instead, the company may use an additional vacant area for upgrading other hardware elements and better placement.

The S23 Ultra even defeated the years-old leader iPhone in terms of battery performance, thanks to the “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy” processor. Exynos 2400 is reportedly coming to the S24 series in certain markets, which re-creates concern about the phone’s battery life and performance.

That said, Samsung should focus on increasing premium Galaxy phones’ battery life so users can use them longer with a single charge. 45W fast charging is doing quite well, just improvements to battery life would prove as cherry on the cake.

What do you think about it, do share your thoughts with us through the Tweet embedded below.

Poll Results: May 12, 2023

We ran a poll that received 106 votes from our readers’ community. Among all, about 70 percent of readers voted in favor of a battery upgrade instead of the camera, while 23.6 percent want both upgrades together. Meanwhile, 6.6 percent of voters still want Samsung to focus on flagship camera upgrade.

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