Samsung amazed Galaxy consumers with the Android 13 rollout and now there are high hopes for the Android 14 update this year. Based on Android 14, the One UI 6.0 version is expected to be available on the Beta and Stable channels in August and October 2023, respectively.
Android 14’s development had begun in early February and the OEM hopes to bring the official version in August this year. This Samsung Android 14 update page will keep you updated with the latest inputs, developments, and early information.
Note: We will add/remove content following the latest and authentic inputs.
Android 14 Beta News
- In August, Google released Android 14 Beta 5, followed by Beta 5.1 and Beta 5.2. Stable release is awaited.
- Ahead of Stable, Google pushed Android 14 Beta 4.1 update to Pixel smartphones, bringing a list of new fixes.
- Samsung Support Germany reportedly confirmed that One UI 6 Beta for Galaxy S23 series starting on August 2.
- Android 14 initial release may not bring Satellite Connectivity support.
- Google today announced the rollout of the Android 14 Beta 4, which is considered near-stable.
- Just a few days after Beta 3, Google started rolling out Android 14 Beta 3.1 with June 2023 security patch, and fingerprint issue fix.
- On June 7, Google announced the Android 14 Beta 3 update, which takes the new operating system to Platform Stability.
- Android 14 Beta 2.1 started to release on May 26, bringing fixes to three most critical problems in the upcoming operating system.
- Google is internally testing the App Pair feature on Android 14, which Samsung brought to the very first version of One UI.
- Google kicked off Android 14 Beta 2 for Pixel devices along with starting the Beta program for partner devices.
- Android 14 Beta 1.1 rolled out by Google, which brings fixes to some of the most frustrating issues.
- Google pushed the Developer Preview 2 build to Pixel phones with new security and privacy focussed features.
- Samsung might announce the One UI 6 Beta program earlier than last year.
- Google released Developer Preview 1 build for devices ranging from Pixel 4a 5G to Pixel 7 Pro.
Android 14 Stable News
- The Ultra HDR feature of Android 14 will be supported by smartphones that have a camera that can capture 10-bit HDR images and are powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
- Galaxy S23 5G
- Galaxy S23 Plus 5G
- Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G
- Starting with Android 14 and One UI 6, Google and Samsung will be addressing background inconsistencies to deliver the best app user experience at all time.
- Per the roadmap shared by Google, Android 14 Stable could get the same August launch as Android 13.
- Google released the March 2023 Android Feature Drop ahead of the Android 14 announcement at I/O 2023.
- One UI 6.0 could launch at Samsung Developer Conference 2023 later this year.
- Google could release the Stable update to Pixel smartphones by the end of July this year.
Android 14 Features List
- Predictive back gesture
- Vibrant “Basic colours” in Color Palette
- Apps installed in the background
- Fast Pair
- Integrated Health Connect
- Prevention to install old apps
- Tweaked “Security & privacy” section
- Battery Saver UI
- Screen time in Battery usage section
- Taskbar text labels on larger displays
- Advanced memory protection
- Hearing devices
- One UI-inspired Cloned Apps
Features as of Developer Preview 1 for Google phones, source.
Samsung Android 14 Eligible Devices
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
This is not an official One UI 6 device list.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, Flip 5 to receive One UI 6.0 beta in October, Community Moderator confirms
One UI 6.0 Beta update for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 has been delayed, which was scheduled to be released in late September 2023. This announcement is made by Samsung’s Community Moderator through a comment on the Samsung Members app.
For this delay, the moderator stated that more work is required to ensure the stability of the One UI 6.0 beta software for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 smartphones.
In addition, the official assured that the company will do its best to deliver stable software so that the beta version can be launched as early as possible in October after the Chuseok holiday, which is a significant Korean festival that falls in late September this year.
Previously, Samsung’s community moderator had disclosed that the One UI team was working diligently in development and review to complete the beta version with the aim of distributing it within September. However, it seems that the team encountered some issues that required more time to fix.
Samsung’s One UI 6.0 Update: Galaxy S20, Note 20, and More Left Behind, New Options for Android Enthusiasts
Android 14 will soon start to roll out for Google Pixel phones. Samsung, on the other hand, started the One UI 6.0 Beta Program for Galaxy S23 series in August 2023. Samsung consumers have high expectations with the One UI 6.0 update, but many Galaxy devices are no longer supported.
Samsung should have pledged the Android 14 update for Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series, but it didn’t. It leads the Galaxy S20 FE to ineligibility for the next major update. Launched pre-installed with Android 10, the S20, Note 20 and S20 FE devices are no longer eligible for any major upgrade.
The popular Galaxy A series phones – Galaxy A51 and A71 have also finished their OS upgrade eligibility with the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. Now, the Korean tech giant focuses more on affordable phones, with the Galaxy A24 as a recent example, which will get 4 OS upgrades.
The 2nd generation Galaxy Z Fold smartphone was also eligible for three major updates. The company had released it with Android 10-based One UI 2.5, which means, it has also completed its big OTA lifespan with Android 13. You can check One UI 6.0 unsupported devices in the list below.
- Galaxy S20 Series
- Galaxy Note 20 Series
- Galaxy S20 FE (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Galaxy A71 & Galaxy A51
How to get One UI 6
To experience the next Samsung mobile OS, you need to purchase a new Galaxy phone. There are a lot of sticking options, offering you a longer software lifespan across categories from budget to premium. Check the quick guide below, which embeds phones with great software support.
- Premium – Galaxy S23 series
- Bonus Tip – Galaxy S21 FE (flagship phone with affordability)
- Mid-range – Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34
- Budget – Galaxy A24
Android 14 (One UI 6) update will first rollout to these Samsung Galaxy devices
Earlier this year, Google started working on the new Android 14 operating system, with the Stable and AOSP release likely in October 2023. Samsung started its Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta testing on select Galaxy smartphones in the recent past.
Several Samsung devices are eligible for the Android 14-based One UI 6 upgrade. And thanks to the company’s software rollout history, it’s easy to figure out which Galaxy phones will be the first to receive the One UI 6 firmware update this year.
Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series is first in line to receive the new One UI 6 update as soon as the official unveiling happens at SDC 2023, sometime in October. However, the S23 series and more models will be invited to Beta activity to test the OS before release.
Android 14 (One UI 6) update will first rollout to these Samsung Galaxy devices
- Galaxy S23 Series
- S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra
- Galaxy S22 Series
- S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 Series [Uncertain]
- S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold Series
- Z Fold 5 and Z Fold 4
- Galaxy Z Flip Series
- Z Flip 5 and Z Flip 4
In the list we mentioned above, there’s an exclusivity of flagship devices, why not? The South Korean tech giant will first roll out the Android 14 to newer flagships, followed by older flagship models and mid-range ones. Along with them, select budget models will also join the party with new updates.
Congrats if you have an eligible Galaxy S or Galaxy Z series smartphone for One UI 6.0 software. Samsung will let you install the new OS, starting from August 2023, if it follows the same timeframe as the last year. You can check all One UI 6.0 eligible devices here.