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 Android 14 focuses on performance and efficiency.
One UI 6.0
Flagship Samsung devices ranging from the Galaxy S21 series to the latest Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 foldables are eligible for the One UI 6.0 update, powered by Android 14. Besides, there are a lot of Galaxy phones and tablets launched with Android 12, which are also on the eligibility list!
One UI 6.0 Features
All the Security and Privacy related features and improvements of Android 14 are included in 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.
The new One UI software introduces a redesigned Quick Panel, a new default font, and tweaked toggles, and elements across the user interface. There are plenty of new features that empower Galaxy users to make the most out of their smartphones.
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:
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 an excellent month for flagship Galaxy devices that received the One UI 5.1 feature drop.
Post completion of the One UI 5.0 rollout, Samsung promised that it would 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. In late August, Samsung confirmed SDC23 for October 5, which is the official launch date of One UI 6.0.
One UI 6.0 Latest News
September 21: Samsung said to expand Android 14 One UI 6 Beta to Galaxy Z Fold 4, Fold 3, Flip 4 and Flip 3 next month.
September 19/20: Samsung launched the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta Program for Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, S22 Ultra, S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra smartphones.
September 19: One UI 6 Beta 3 Hotfix: The new ZWIB update for the Galaxy S23 series brings fixes to the reset issue during the AP power type setting when using Wi-Fi AP that supports 6GHz.
September 14: Samsung has kicked off the third Android 14-based One UI 6 beta update for the Galaxy S23 series
September 6: Select Galaxy S23 series users in Europe received the third Beta of One UI 6 software.
August 31: Samsung expanded the Galaxy S23’s One UI 6 Beta to India, Poland and the UK along with releasing Beta 2 in the US, South Korea and Germany.
August 25: It has been revealed that the company could release the 2nd One UI 6 Beta on August 29, while a tipster claims it may be canceled.
August 19: After the One UI 6 Beta 1 update, Samsung is rolling out the hotfix update for Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23, and Galaxy S23 Plus smartphones in Korea.
August 10: Samsung has finally started the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta Program for the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra in South Korea, Germany and the US.
August 2: New August 2023 One UI 6 Beta build for Galaxy S23 has been spotted on test servers. The last digits of the test firmware have changed from 3ZWGG to 3ZWH2.
July 28: Samsung One UI 6.0 is being prepared for the Galaxy S23 series, which adds the ability to sharpen text and erase distractions in document scans.
July 21: The Galaxy S21 FE and Galaxy A52 LTE also join Samsung flagships with Android 14 internal testing build.
July 19: Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series enters One UI 6 (Android 14) internal testing phase alongside the Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A52s.
July 11: Android 14 Beta 4 started to roll out to Pixel devices, bringing the Stable release another step closer. This month, Samsung is likely to start the One UI 6 Beta testing program for Galaxy S23 series.
July 9: Samsung is already testing One UI software on the Galaxy S23 FE, which could probably be the One UI 6. Do note that the Geekbench listing revealed S23 FE comes pre-loaded with Android 13, however, it could change prior to official release.
July 2: One UI 6 Beta is too close to the Galaxy S23 series as the first Public Beta firmware has been spotted on the server for the Ultra variant. After internal test builds, the first Beta build bearing version number ZWFA appears on the server.
June 26: A new One UI 6 build has been spotted by Checkfirm for the Galaxy S23 series. The testing is going underway for Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus with PDA version S916BXXU2BWF4.
June 18: In the first phase, Samsung reportedly begins Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta for the Galaxy S23 series in the third week of July.
June 06: The Galaxy A54 to get One UI 6 (Android 14) Beta, internal testing begins
June 05: Samsung confirms One UI 6 and Good Lock features finding underway, read more here
June 04: According to tipster Dohyun Kim, Samsung could release the One UI 6 Beta for the Galaxy S23 series in mid-July this year. The source added that Samsung’s stable Android 14 update will be available in October.
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.
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:
- Samsung Phone App
- Document “Read Text Aloud”
- Samsung Notes
- Samsung Messages
- S Pen
- Samsung Health
- Modes and Routines
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).
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.
Samsung Android 14 One UI 6.0 update tracker for Galaxy S23 series
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:
Samsung has begun to push the One UI 6 Beta 4 update to Galaxy S23 smartphone users. It brings the October 2023 security patch and fixes for a handful of issues.
Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones are getting the September 2023 security update in Europe. Read more here…
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…
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…
Some Galaxy S23 series users in Europe grabbed the third One UI 6 Beta update.
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.
- Download and Install One UI 6 Beta on your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in any country
- How to join One UI 6 Beta Program
- Samsung One UI 6 Features: Quick Panel, Lock Screen, Camera, Smarter Settings and more
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:
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.
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:
- Sri Lanka
- Saudi Arabia
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.
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.
Galaxy S23’s One UI 6 Beta ZWFA appeared for Europe and India CSC codes.
After internal test builds, the first One UI 6 Beta build for Galaxy S23 Ultra bearing version number ZWFA appears on the server.
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.
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.
– Samsung One UI 6.0 could bring Android 14’s Ultra HDR image format to select Galaxy smartphones.
– Galaxy S23 series internally testing the Android 14 firmware ahead of Beta activity on a handful of CSCs.
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