Samsung’s software updates often include new version releases for select stock applications. Until the One UI 5.1.1, new One UI updates install newer versions of stock apps along with the software installation. Meanwhile, the new One UI 6 introduces enhanced control over app updates.
In the latest One UI 6 Beta, Samsung added a very small touch that allows users to choose whether to update specific apps alongside Android/One UI software updates. Users can now pick and choose which system apps get updated when installing a new software update on their Galaxy device.
In the software installation section, you will get a new option entitled “Choose apps to update.” It will let you mark apps that will get updated alongside the phone’s software update. If you deselect all apps, you will be able to install new versions through the Galaxy Store.
Notably, most of these apps can be updated through the Galaxy Store or the Google Play Store, and both app stores have options to allow for automatic updates. Opting out of app updates could speed up the Android/One UI-based update process.
More Galaxy S21 FE users getting One UI 6.0 (Android 14) update
Samsung rolled out the One UI 6.0 update for the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone, starting with Verizon network carrier in the US and now the company is expanding it to more users. Now, the company is making this update available in some European countries including Germany.
The Galaxy S21 FE smartphone is getting One UI 6.0 update in Germany with One UI build version G990B2XXU5FWK3. The update has around 2.4 GB package, you can connect your device to Wi-Fi to install the update.
Based on Android 14, the One UI 6.0 update offers a more refined and user-friendly interface, enhanced privacy and security options, redesigned widgets and notifications, improved performance and battery life, and more.
The update also installs the November 2023 security patch. Users can check for the update manually by going to Settings > Software update > Download and install.
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Samsung Galaxy M14 5G bags Android 14 and One UI 6.0 update
One UI 6.0 update for Samsung Galaxy M14 5G smartphone is currently rolling out in Middle East countries including UAE and the company will soon make it available in more markets. The update has a One UI build version M146BXXU2BWK8.
Based on Android 14, One UI 6 update arrives with new features and improvements such as a redesigned user interface with smoother animations, a revamped notification panel and quick settings, improved privacy and security settings, enhanced camera performance and modes, new widgets, and more.
The latest update also includes the November 2023 security patch, which fixes several vulnerabilities in the Android OS and Samsung’s software.
Users who have received the update can install it from Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install. The update aims to provide an amazing experience for devices.
Google drops Android 14 QPR1 with December 2023 patch
Google has rolled out an Android 14 QPR1 stable update and a big Feature Drop for several Pixel devices, including the Pixel 8, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel 7 series. The update brings a bunch of new features and improvements, as well as security patches for December 2023.
The update fixes 33 security issues, ranging from moderate to critical, that affect the Android framework, system, kernel, and media framework. It makes your smartphone more stable, secure, and reliable.
In addition, the update also adds some new features including the ability to force an app into a specific aspect ratio on the Pixel Fold and Tablet, a new “Metro” lock screen clock, a particle effect when changing wallpapers, and weather information on the Clock app and widget. The Pixel Launcher also has some tweaks to the Search preferences and settings shortcut.
The update is available as an OTA for the supported Pixel devices. Users can check for the update by going to Settings >> System >> Advanced >> System update.