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Android 14 Beta is now available for many Samsung Galaxy S23 rivals

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At I/O 2023, Google announced the Android 14 Beta for several Samsung Galaxy S23 rivals. Simultaneously, iQOO, Lenovo, Nothing, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, Tecno, vivo, and Xiaomi opened a Beta registration window for their latest flagship devices launched in the past few months.

While Samsung does not take part in stock Android’s Beta testing, an independent One UI Beta program will be there soon. Recently, it was revealed that the company is already working on Android 14’s adaptation and testing the alleged One UI 6 on the Galaxy S23 smartphones.

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The compatible devices are getting the second Beta of Android 14, which comes with enhancements around camera and media, privacy and security, and system UI. It also improves the large-screen device experience for tablets and foldable devices.

Android delivers enhancements and new features year-round, while the Beta community’s feedback plays a key role in helping Android continuously improve. The Android 14 developer site has lots more information about the beta, including downloads for Pixel and the release timeline.

Features included in second Beta of Android:

  1. Android 14 adds support for 10-bit high dynamic range (HDR) images
  2. Android 14 upgrades and improves Camera Extensions, allowing apps to handle longer processing times, enabling improved images using compute-intensive algorithms like low-light photography on supported devices.
  3. Predictive Back: With Beta 2, Google added multiple improvements and new guidance for developers to have more seamless animation when moving between activities within an app.
  4. In-sensor zoom: The updated camera will give users zoom control even before other camera controls are ready.
  5. Lossless USB audio: Android 14 gains support for lossless audio formats for audiophile-level experiences over USB wired headsets.
  6. Android 14 adds advanced graphics features that can be used to take advantage of sophisticated GPU capabilities from within the Canvas layer.
  7. Android 14 continues to focus on privacy, with new functionality that gives users more control and visibility over their data and how it’s shared.

Google plans to release Stable Android 14 update by August 2023.

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Final Software Stand: Which Samsung Phones Will Say Goodbye After Android 14/One UI 6?

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Samsung Galaxy A52s September 2023 update

Samsung takes Galaxy’s software support quite seriously. The company is continuously enhancing its software department and cementing its lead in after-sales support. Android 14-based One UI 6 is coming later this year as the last major update for several Samsung devices.

As Android 14 is yet to officially land on Samsung devices, we’ve compiled a list of handsets, which will have to spend their remaining time on the One UI 6. As the company’s software policy is pretty clear, there’s no confusion on models’ eligibility for updates.

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Galaxy S21 was eligible for major updates up to Android 14, while Samsung promised additional OS support. This means, the upcoming Android 14 will not be the last OS upgrade for the lineup, and the same applies to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3.

The S21 FE launched with Android 12 out of the box, while 2022’s revised policy makes it eligible for updates up to Android 16. All flagships launched after the S21 line are eligible for 4 OS, while several Galaxy A, M, and F series phones will have to stick with Android 14.

Galaxy A series phones that are eligible for 3 OS will end up getting major upgrades post-Android 14 release. Meanwhile, several mid-range and budget phones from Galaxy M and Galaxy F lineups are supported by just two major upgrades.

Android 14-based One UI 6 will be the last major update for these Samsung devices:

  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A52 (A52 5G, A52s)
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A13
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy M23
  • Galaxy M13
  • Galaxy F23
  • Galaxy F13
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Here’s when to expect the official release of One UI 6 for your Samsung Galaxy

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One UI 6 will radically turn your Samsung Galaxy phone’s user interface. The new software’s Beta testing was started in August, with Stable rollout expected this month. There are a lot of eligible Samsung Galaxy devices, so let’s see an expected official release of the One UI 6 update.

Samsung is actively running the One UI 6 Beta Program for Galaxy devices. Earlier, the company announced the Beta activity for the Galaxy S22 series and Galaxy S21 series. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S23 series has received a total of 5 major One UI 6 Beta, signaling the official release is near.

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This year’s Samsung Developers Conference taking place in the first week of October. For reference, the SDC22 was held in the last week of October 2022, with the rollout started in November. Thanks to Samsung’s early SDC23 event, flagship Galaxy devices may get the Stable update earlier than last year.

Galaxy devices that are in Beta stage are most likely to get upgraded to Stable One UI 6, based on Android 14, by October 2023. This includes the popular foldables, flagship tablet lineups, Galaxy S23/S22/S21 series and the best mid-rangers i.e. Galaxy A54/A34.

Here’s when to expect the official release of One UI 6 for your Samsung Galaxy

October 2023

Galaxy S series:

  • Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23+
  • Galaxy S23
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21

Galaxy Z series

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3

Galaxy A series

  • Galaxy A54
  • Galaxy A34

Galaxy Tab series

  • Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S9+
  • Galaxy Tab S9
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S8+
  • Galaxy Tab S8

November/December 2023

Galaxy A Series

  • Galaxy A73
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A53
  • Galaxy A52 (A52 5G, A52s)
  • Galaxy A33
  • Galaxy A24
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A14
  • Galaxy A13
  • Galaxy A04s

Galaxy M series

  • Galaxy M54
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy M23

Galaxy F series

  • Galaxy F54
  • Galaxy F23
  • Galaxy F14 5G

Galaxy Xcover series

  • Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro
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Samsung Galaxy S23 Android 14 Update Tracker: One UI 6.0 Progress and Features

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Samsung Galaxy S23 One UI 6 Beta 5 update

Samsung Galaxy S23 series comes pre-installed with Android 13-based One UI 5.1 software. The new Android 14 OS will roll out to the latest Samsung flagships later this year, and if you own a Galaxy S23 series model, should bookmark this tracker to stay updated with the latest insights.

Android 14-based One UI 6.0 will debut later this year, while Samsung is letting users experience the new features and changes through its Beta Program. As Google is making minor tweaks throughout the user interface, One UI 6 Beta carried out notable cosmetic changes.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Android 14 Update Tracker

Note: We will add or remove entries to provide useful insights only.

One UI 6.0 (Android 14) News:

Samsung could release the stable Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update for the Galaxy S23 series in late October 2023.

One UI 6 Beta Progress:

September 27

One UI 6 Beta 5 starts rolling out with fixes for touch, camera, rebooting, and more issues.

September 22

Samsung has begun to push the One UI 6 Beta 4 update, bringing October 2023 security patch and fixes for a handful of issues.

September 15

Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones are getting the September 2023 security update in Europe. Read more here…

September 14

Samsung is now releasing a new One UI 6 beta update for Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones in India. Read more here…

September 14

Samsung has released the Android 14-based third One UI 6 Beta update for Galaxy S23 series users. The update is currently available for Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 users in the US. Read more here…

September 7

Some Galaxy S23 series users in Europe grabbed the third One UI 6 Beta update.

August 31

Samsung has started releasing the second One UI 6 Beta update to the Galaxy S23 series. In addition, the Beta Program has been expanded to China, India, Poland and the United Kingdom.

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August 10

Samsung started Android 14 Beta for Galaxy S23 series in early August. The Beta program will be available in seven countries like last year, meanwhile, Beta 1 is available in just three markets including the US, Germany, and South Korea.

One UI 6 Early Info/Leaks/Rumors:

July 19

Previous One UI 6 test builds ended with the numbers “6″ and then “8,” and now it’s back at the letter “A.” This major change hints that Samsung is now ready to deploy the One UI 6 Beta to the Public through the Members app.

July 16

One UI 6 Beta has appeared in several new markets including the Middle East, North America, and Southeast Asia. 12 new markets to participate in:

  1. Brazil
  2. Canada
  3. Mexico
  4. Indonesia
  5. Malaysia
  6. Russia
  7. Singapore
  8. Thailand
  9. Sri Lanka
  10. Saudi Arabia
  11. UAE
  12. Australia

July 8

Samsung has finally started testing the One UI 6 build on the Galaxy S23 series in China. One UI 6.0 testing is underway with the PDA version number S91xOZCU2ZWG2.

July 6

We’re in July 2023 and Samsung is testing a new One UI 6 build for Galaxy S23 in India and Europe. This testing is underway with firmware S91xBXXU3ZWG2.

July 5

Galaxy S23’s One UI 6 Beta ZWFA appeared for Europe and India CSC codes.

July 1

After internal test builds, the first One UI 6 Beta build for Galaxy S23 Ultra bearing version number ZWFA appears on the server.

June 30

The Galaxy S23 Ultra running Android 14 operating system has been tested on Geekbench. In single-core, the US variant of S23 Ultra with 8GB of RAM scored 1712, while 3476 in multi-core.

May 25

Samsung has begun testing new Android 14-based One UI 6 firmware on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which carries a PDA build version ending with BWEE.

May 12

– Samsung One UI 6.0 could bring Android 14’s Ultra HDR image format to select Galaxy smartphones.

May 10

– Galaxy S23 series internally testing the Android 14 firmware ahead of Beta activity on a handful of CSCs.

 

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