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

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Android 14 officially debuted for testing and development, and a number of Samsung Galaxy devices will receive it with One UI 6.0. Google is likely to push the official version of Android 14 by August this year, whereas the One UI 6 Beta might start by late July.

Millions of Galaxy devices have already upgraded to the Android 13 operating system, but, Samsung consumers have now started to discuss the Android 14 update. Pay attention, Galaxy devices eligible for a more major OS upgrade might get One UI 5.1.1 as well, based on Android 13, before v14.

In early February, Google kicked off Android 14 on the Developer Preview channel, with the 2nd build released in March. April and May are the months of Android 14’s Public Beta rollout (Beta 1 and Beta 2), however, Platform Stability could be reached in June / July.

Various non-Pixel phones are now eligible to install the Android 14 Beta, thanks to Google’s announcement at I/O 2023. Regardless, Samsung hasn’t participated in Google’s activities as it runs its own One UI Beta testing for Galaxy handsets.

The current One UI 5.0 is based on Android 13, whereas the last year’s One UI 4.x versions were based on the Android 12 OS. Accordingly, the company will introduce the One UI 6.0 software for Galaxy devices, which will be based on the Android 14 OS.

Samsung is committed to bringing up to four generations of Android plus One UI and five years of security updates. Thanks to this solid policy, we have a pretty clear idea of which Galaxies will be receiving the next Android version upgrade.

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

Galaxy Z series

  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 (2nd)
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 (3rd)
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3

Galaxy S series

  • Galaxy S23 Ultra (1st)
  • Galaxy S23+
  • Galaxy S23
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra (2nd)
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S21 FE (2nd)
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (3rd)
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21

Galaxy A series

  • Galaxy A14 (1st)
  • Galaxy A04s
  • Galaxy A73 (2nd)
  • Galaxy A53 (2nd)
  • Galaxy A33
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A13
  • Galaxy A72 (3rd)
  • Galaxy A52s 5G (3rd)
  • Galaxy A52 LTE/5G (3rd)

Galaxy M series

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

Galaxy Tab series

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

Note:

  • The list is based on update policy and previous rollouts.
  • Samsung has not revealed which Galaxy devices will get Android 14.
  • Some unlisted devices may also receive One UI 6 update.

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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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Beta 3 takes Android 14 to Platform Stability: Stable release soon

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Google is impressively running its Android 14 Beta Program for Pixel phones. Today, Google announced the Android 14 Beta 3 update, which takes the new operating system to Platform Stability. It’s a notable milestone, which Google reached as scheduled, taking the Stable release closer.

Platform Stability means that the developer APIs and all app-facing behaviors in the OS are now final, and won’t change until the mass market release. Now, third-party developers will work in robust mode to bring new features and user experience improvements to the applications.

Beta 3 allows the OS to support font scaling up to 200% by default, helping low-vision users with additional accessibility options. Moreover, the update makes it possible to grant partial access to the phone’s media library when an app requests any of the visual media permissions.

As showcased during the I/O 2023 Keynote, Google equipped Android 14’s Beta 3 with many new customization capabilities such as clock styles, enhanced always-on display, lock screen shortcuts, and new charging animation, along with several bug fixes.

Google Pixel users who are enrolled in the Android Beta Program, will get Beta 3 update over the air. If not, you can enroll over here with an eligible device. It’s worth mentioning that the company has also joined the Pixel 7a to Android 14’s Beta program.

As displayed in the roadmap, the US tech giant would release the Android 14 Beta 4 next month. Some users reported having severe issues like a broken fingerprint sensor so there’s a possibility of an incremental hotfix update in the coming days.

Expect a stable Android 14 release between late July and early August.

Android 14 Beta 3 Platform Stability

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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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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.

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).

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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