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Samsung SDC 2023

Google launches a new major iteration of its mobile platform every year. 2022 was an impressive year, when it comes to Android 13 update distribution for Samsung devices. On October 4th, Google released Android 14, which will debut on the Samsung Galaxy devices with the One UI 6, post Beta completion.

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One UI 6 Beta Release

Samsung One UI 6 Beta Program started in August, while the company formally unveiled the new skin on October 5’s SDC23 event. It’s expected that the company will reveal its Android 14 rollout plan regarding the Beta in the next few days or weeks.

One UI 6 Beta Eligible Devices

  • Galaxy Z Series
    • Z Fold 5 & Z Flip 5
    • Z Fold 4 & Z Flip 4
    • Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 – Coming soon
  • Galaxy S Series
    • S23, S23 Plus & S23 Ultra
    • S22, S22 Plus & S22 Ultra
    • S21, S21 Plus & S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy A Series
    • A54 & A34
    • A53
  • Galaxy F Series
    • F23

One UI 6 Beta Eligible Countries

The Beta Program of One UI 6 update is available in these seven markets:

  1. China
  2. Germany
  3. India
  4. Poland
  5. South Korea
  6. United Kingdom
  7. United States

One UI 6 Beta Latest News [Updated on October 29]

October 27:

  • BWJM/N is ‘almost confirmed’ to be Samsung’s Stable Android 14/One UI 6.0 update

October 25:

  • Samsung deploys One UI 6 Beta 9 in the US, stable Android 14 inches closer to Galaxy S23
  • One UI 6.0 Beta 9 w/ Android 14 is rolling out in Germany and the UK too [ZWJM]

October 24:

  • Stable One UI 6.0 for Galaxy S23 could be coming next week as Samsung readies 9th (final) Beta
  • Third One UI 6 Beta coming soon to Samsung’s Galaxy S22 series

October 21:

  • Another stable test build of One UI 6 has been spotted in several regions including Korea, India, Europe, and China for Galaxy S23.
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 series to receive One UI 6 Beta 9 update before stable release

October 19:

  • Samsung releases Galaxy S23’s One UI 6 Beta 8 in the US, Poland, India and South Korea
  • One UI 6 Beta 3 update live for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, Fold 5 in the US
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, Fold 3 smartphones grab One UI 6 Beta goodness

October 18:

  • Your wait for Galaxy S23’s Stable One UI 6.0 update is ‘almost’ over

October 17:

  • Samsung caught testing One UI 6 Beta 8 for Galaxy S23 amidst animation concerns

October 16:

  • Samsung invites Galaxy M23 5G users to try out Android 14 One UI 6 features
  • Samsung Galaxy A52s starts getting Android 14 One UI 6 Beta update
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, Fold 4 users can now enjoy One UI 6 beta features in India

October 15:

  • Samsung expands One UI 6 Beta 7 for Galaxy S23 series in the US, India, Germany, and the UK [U: Poland]

October 13:

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 One UI 6 Beta 2 released
  • Android 14 One UI 6 Beta update live for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4
  • Yay! Samsung begins One UI 6 beta for Galaxy F23 users
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 grabs Android 14 One UI 6 Beta update in the US

October 12:

  • Samsung Galaxy S22 One UI 6 Beta 2 update reaches India [1.5GB]
  • New One UI 6 Beta update live for Samsung Galaxy A34 5G [1GB]
  • Samsung Galaxy A53 receives One UI 6 Beta 2 Update with Exciting Improvements

October 8

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 grabs Android 14 One UI 6.0 Beta goodness

October 7:

  • Samsung begins rolling out the sixth One UI 6 Beta update, bringing improvements for the stability of touch and overall software system.

October 6:

  • Samsung has finally opened the One UI 6 Beta Program for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 smartphone

October 6:

  • Samsung has started pushing Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta 2 for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra

October 5:

  • At SDC23, Samsung spotlighted One UI 6, the upcoming software advancement to Galaxy devices.

October 2:

  • Reliable source revealed that the Stable One UI 6 update will be released at the end of October.

September 28:

  • One UI 6 Beta 5 for the Galaxy S23 series arrives: Fixes touch, camera, rebooting, and more issues

September 27:

  • Samsung has finally opened the One UI 6 Beta program based on Android 14 for the Galaxy A53 in India.

September 25:

  • Users of the Galaxy S22 series in India can now enjoy One UI 6 features and enhancements ahead of stable release as Samsung has officially begun the Beta Program.

September 22:

  • Samsung today begins the rollout of One UI 6 Beta 4 to the Galaxy S23 series. October 2023 security patch included in the Beta 4 alongside critical bug fixes.

September 20:

  • Samsung has opened the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta Program for Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra.

September 19:

  • Samsung has started rolling out an incremental software update to the Galaxy S23 series. Considered the One UI 6 Beta 3 Hotfix.
  • Samsung has finally started the One UI 6 Beta Program for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra

September 14:

  • Samsung has just rolled out the One UI 6 Beta 3 update based on Android 14, which introduces significant enhancements, new features, and bug fixes.

September 8:

  • Samsung begins Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta Program for the Galaxy A54 5G in South Korea.

September 7:

  • The third One UI 6 Beta update was reportedly released to some Galaxy S23 smartphone users in Europe.

Aug 31 – Sep 4

  • Galaxy S23’s Beta 2 is available in all seven eligible markets, came as first Beta in China, India, Poland and the UK.

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 8:

  • Samsung revealed the One UI 6 Beta design changes and availability for the Galaxy S23 series. However, the official announcement post has been taken down minutes after publishing.

August 3:

  • Samsung representative revealed that the rollout of One UI 6 Bet has been postponed due to bugs.

July 25:

  • Samsung teased One UI 6 Beta for the Galaxy S23 series by launching a discussion forum in Korean and Indian communities.

July 11:

  • Google today announced the rollout of the Android 14 Beta 4, which is considered near-stable. Pixel phones could receive Stable Android 14 next month, while Samsung’s One UI 6 Beta comes quite near.

July 1:

  • The One UI 6 Beta based on Android 14 is too close to the Galaxy S23 series as the first Public Beta firmware ZWFA has been spotted on the server for the Ultra variant.

June 18:

  • As Android 14 reached Platform Stability, Samsung will soon begin the One UI 6 Beta testing program. It is reported that the Galaxy S23 series will get the new OS on Beta channel in the third week of July.

June 4:

  • Last week, tipster Dohyun Kim, Samsung could release the One UI 6 Beta for the Galaxy S23 series in mid-July this year.

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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Try Galaxy: Experience the Galaxy S24 series’ AI and camera features on all Android and iOS devices

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If you are interested in the new AI-powered features and advanced camera tools of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series, you can now try them out on your device with the updated Try Galaxy app. The app, which was previously only available for iOS users, is now compatible with all Android devices, including Galaxy models.

The Try Galaxy app allows you to enjoy the look and feel of the Galaxy S24 home screen and One UI 6.1 interface. You can access tutorials and interactive content to learn how to use the new features, such as Live Translate, Note Assist, Chat Assist, Photo Assist, and Circle to Search with Google.

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Moreover, you can also watch amazing videos of the Galaxy S24 series’ camera capabilities, such as Nightography Zoom, Super Steady, and Portrait mode.

Furthermore, the app introduces you to the Galaxy ecosystem, including the new Galaxy Themes, the Samsung Health app, and the latest foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5.

Notably, the app is available on supported Android OS smartphones with the latest version of Chrome, but may not be perfectly optimized depending on device model, setting, screen size, etc. It also runs on Safari, on iPhone 7 and above with iOS 14 or higher.

The Try Galaxy app supports 20 languages in 120 countries and has over 18 million downloads worldwide. You can download the app by scanning a QR code or visiting trygalaxy.com.

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Samsung Galaxy Book 4 series laptops will release in the US on February 26

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After the initial unveiling in South Korea, the Samsung Galaxy Book 4 series laptops will now be released in the US on February 26, 2024. Notably, the lineup consists of three models Galaxy Book 4 Ultra, Galaxy Book 4 Pro, and Galaxy Book 4 Pro 360 that deliver an intelligent and powerful experience.

The Galaxy Book 4 Pro features Intel Core Ultra 5 and Ultra 7 processors, an Intel Arc graphics, and runs on Windows 11. It boasts a 14-inch and 16-inch AMOLED display, a backlit keyboard, a 2-megapixel webcam, and AKG quad speakers with Dolby Atmos.

While, the Galaxy Book 4 Pro 360 includes a 360-degree hinge for tablet use, a 16-inch AMOLED touch display, and comes with S-Pen support. It shares the same processors and graphics as the Pro model and features Dolby Atmos and a backlit keyboard.

Furthermore, the Ultra model of the Galaxy Book 4 series is equipped with the new Intel Core Ultra 9 and 7 Processor, combining a CPU, GPU, and a newly added NPU into a single package. It also offers enhanced security with a new discrete Samsung Knox security chip.

Connectivity options of Galaxy Book 4 series laptops include WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, multiple ports, and substantial batteries with USB-C charging. Overall, all three laptops come with several sophisticated features and capabilities to provide users with a robust performance.

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However, the Samsung Galaxy Book 4 series will be available in the US and some other markets starting February 26, so if you were planning to switch to a new device, that meets all your requirements, then any of these models can be a great option for you.

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Pixel boost crucial for Android, Google Search as Samsung, Huawei loom large: Source

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Samsung may have made Google its biggest rival in the smartphone market. Previously, Samsung considered replacing Google with Microsoft’s Bing as the default search engine on Galaxy devices. This attempt by Samsung may have triggered Google to seek Pixel boost for Android and Search.

According to a report, Google managed to achieve a milestone of selling 10 million Pixel devices in 2023. The company sets an ambitious target to exceed 10 million Pixel sales target this year as well. There are multiple motives for Google apart from expanding the smartphone business.

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A source with direct knowledge told Nikkei Asia that keeping Google’s Pixel phone business thriving is important for the sustainability of its search engine and mobile operating system ecosystem when Huawei’s HarmonyOS user base is growing and Samsung attempted to switch default search engine.

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HarmonyOS is a direct competitor to Google’s Android, which is growing rapidly. Whereas, Samsung is becoming a big threat to Google’s hold on its OS due to the highest number of shipments. We are also seeing Galaxy-exclusive Android features launching over the past two years.

[Google aims to repeat 10 million Pixel shipments streak in 2024]

Apart from this, the US tech giant has also told suppliers to start making its Pixel smartphones in India by the next quarter at the earliest to further diversify its supply chain away from China and capture the booming Indian smartphone market.

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