As Google has started the development of Android 14, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra users may have been wondering about the One UI 6.0 upgrade. This story will discuss the Android 14 progress, Samsung One UI 6.0 Beta/Stable plan, and Galaxy Note 20 series’ eligibility.
Google began the Android 14 Developer Preview in early February 2023. A month later, the company kicked off the second Developer Preview build to Pixel users who sideloaded the initial preview. As per the latest roadmap, Android 14 could reach the platform stability milestone by August 2023.
A few days ago, the Mountain View company started the Public Beta program of Android 14 OS. Pixel users can get the latest OS over the air by enrolling in the Android Beta Program. Before reaching the stable mark, the new OS version will get incremental bug fix updates and major Beta versions.
One UI 6.0
Based on Android 14, Samsung will introduce the One UI 6.0 software at its annual developers’ conference later this year. Before the announcement, the company will hopefully begin the One UI 6 Beta testing for some flagship models such as the Galaxy S23 and S22 series.
Will my Galaxy Note 20 get Android 14?
Talking about the Galaxy Note 20, consumers have to stick to the Android 13-based One UI 5.1 software. Both LTE and 5G models of the Note 20 will not receive the next major Android upgrade. The company has ended major upgrade support later last year.
Will my Galaxy Note 20 Ultra get Android 14?
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra launched alongside the Galaxy Note 20 at Samsung Unpacked in August 2020. Similarly, the Ultra variant is also ineligible for the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 upgrade. Not only LTE, but the 5G version has also lost eligibility for OS upgrades with Android 13.
Note 20 was the first Galaxy lineup that debuted with support for three generations of OS upgrades. Out of the box, both flagships run Android 10-based One UI 2.5. Starting Android 11, the Korean tech giant delivered Android 12 and Android 13 software updates, completing the promise it did during the launch.
Samsung 2023 OS Policy
In early 2022, Samsung revised its software updates policy, promising up to four generations of OS and five years of security updates to select Galaxy devices. Apart from flagships launched after the Galaxy S21 series, the same policy is also applied to select A and M series phones.
Samsung announces Galaxy S23 FE release date in France
Back in October, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S23 FE smartphone. Since then, the company has sequentially expanded the phone’s market-wise availability. Now, Samsung announced the release date of Galaxy S23 FE in France.
Samsung will release the Galaxy S23 FE in France on December 8, 2023. The company is highlighting the phone’s camera and videography skills along with battery and design. As shown in the image, the Galaxy S23 FE will be available in four colors: Purple, Black, White and Mint.
The Galaxy S23 FE is expected to come pre-loaded with Android 14-based One UI 6.0 software. In initial launch markets, the device was shipped with One UI 5.1, powered by Android 13. Moreover, the S23 FE France unit will be powered by Exynos 2200 chipset.
Samsung will produce 4nm AI chips for Hanwha
Samsung and Hanwha partner to produce cutting-edge AI chips. Hanwha subsidiary Vision Next’s AI semiconductors will be mass-produced at Samsung’s 4nm process technology.
The company has expanded its base for high-tech, high-tech processes, and Hanwha has secured a growth engine for the semiconductor business, which has been selected as a future growth engine.
According to a report, Samsung plans to mass produce Vision Next AI semiconductors using the 4nm (nanometer) process. It is planned to begin mass production as early as the first half of next year.
This move is expected to become the basis for cooperation between the foundry and fabless of leading domestic companies. This is because Samsung can increase its foundry status by expanding its 4nm customer base, and Hanwha can increase its semiconductor business capabilities.
Galaxy S23 Ultra slips out of bestseller club, iPhone tsunami continues [Q3 2023]
A new report shows that Samsung’s Galaxy A14 continues to lead the Android market globally. While the Apple iPhone’s tsunami continued, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra slipped out of bestseller club in the third quarter of the year.
Apple’s iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro Max, and iPhone 14 Pro were the bestsellers in Q3 2023. Notably, the iPhone 13 jumped to the fourth rank as its sales were high during the festival sales in India. From fifth to eighth, Samsung’s A series phones are listed on the chart.
Samsung’s Galaxy A14 LTE was the best-selling Android smartphone globally in Q3 2023. This phone’s 5G variant ranked 2nd in the Android market, while sixth in all categories. The Galaxy A54 and affordable Galaxy A04e secured seventh and eighth spots in the chart.
The most notable thing is that Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra flagship slipped out of the top 10 bestseller club. It came as a big disappointment for Samsung as it’s preparing to unveil the Galaxy S24 Ultra alongside the S24 and S24 Plus in January next year.