The South Korean Tech Giant is always ahead when providing timely software updates to their users. The Android 13 history for the company is good as they have completed their shared timeline for One UI 5 and One UI 5.1 on time with updates to millions of followers. Their frequency of providing updates is much better than the other OEMs in the market.
On February 8, 2023, the Search Engine Tech Giant released its first Developer Preview of the new Android 14. As the company names the Android versions with a refreshing sweet name, the Android 14 is also known as ‘Upside Down Cake.’
With the era of Android 13 ending and prioritizing Android 14, many Galaxy users are likely wondering if their devices are eligible for an Android 14-based One UI 6 update or not. To know about it, read the post thoroughly. In this article, we are going to look over Samsungs next version, i.e., One UI 6, its expected release date, expected features, and eligible Galaxy devices.
One UI 6 Release Date
- One UI 6 beta program will likely be announced in August 2023. The stable version could be released publicly in October 2023, starting from the Galaxy S23 series. By the end of 2023, the stable update could be available on all eligible Galaxy devices.
Read: Samsung Android 14 Update Tracker
The Android 14 Operating System was launched on the Developer Preview channel by Google on February 8, 2023. And as usual, the Pixel series of devices are eligible to install the Android 14 Developer Preview.
Google announced it would host its annual developer conference I/O 2023 on May 10. So, Android 14 will likely be announced at Google I/O 2023.
Google released a timeline for Android 14. The Android 14 Beta is expected by April or May, then the Android 14 Platform Stability by June or July.
According to the shared timeline, we can expect the stable release of the Android 14 Platform from August 2023 onwards, giving priority to the Pixel devices. Fortunately, users of the Pixel series of devices have a reasonable timeline and hope to get updates accordingly.
For now, if we track history, the South Korean giant doesn’t participate in Google’s Android Developer Preview Program. Therefore, Samsung users should not expect any updates to Android 14 for now. The update for Samsung users may begin when Google’s Public Beta begins for Pixel devices. Therefore, we should expect the Beta updates commencing from August 2023.
If we analyze the past OS launches, the Android 13 was released in August 2022, Android 12 in October 2021, and Android 11 in September 2020. So, most of the Android major update launches happened in Q3-Q4 of the year. So, based on the previous timeline, we can expect Android 14-based One UI 6 will launch in Q3 or Q4 2023 is not at all false.
If you are concerned about the next-generation Operating System, the Android 14-based One UI 6 will likely join the Beta Program starting August 2023. And the recently launched latest Galaxy S23 series will be the first to experience One UI 6 based on the Android 14 Operating System on both Beta and Stable updates. There is enough time for Samsung users to wait and seek the One UI 6 update.
One UI 6 Expected Features
One UI 6 based on Android 14 has several new features on Google’s Developer Preview. The Developer Preview 1 will likely match the features available for the Android 14-based One UI 6 update. Google has implemented some excellent accessibility features yearly with every significant update, which is helpful. Some of the main features of the new Operating System are as follows:
- Battery Department Improvement: Android 14 majorly has improved a device’s battery life. The Battery UI is now tweaked, providing only more information on the status. With Android 14, the efficiency of consuming more battery is reduced with the newly added battery-saver options.
- Screen time: You can see how long your smartphone was kept ON since the last charge with the update.
- Privacy Department Improvement: The Android 14 is not as good as the Android 13 regarding privacy, as minimal changes exist. The search giant added a block to older Android applications with the update. The old apps and games will not be able to get installed on the device coming out-of-the-box Android 14. There are also changes and tweaks to the Security and Privacy section.
- Applications installed without notice: With the help of Android 14, the system will make a list of the applications downloaded in the background without any prior permission, and afterwards, you can uninstall them according to your preference.
- Predictive back gesture: With the help of the feature, you will get a preview of what will happen when you swipe back.
- Colour Palette: Android 14-based One UI 6 has brighter “Basic Colors” options in the Wallpaper and Style section.
- Google fast pair: With Android 14, the company has made its quick pairing option available. You will be able to access the option in Settings > Connection Preferences.
- Hearing devices option for physically challenged people: Android 14 brings a new section and settings menu for the hearing devices associated with the respective people. The option will let you pair hearing aid devices.
- Health Connect: Android 14 brings integrated Google’s Health Connect section, which will help you to understand your health analytics in a better way.
- Taskbar text labels for Tablets: It shows text names below the dock app icons from the taskbar with a tablet DPI of 600 or more.
Apart from the features mentioned above, there are several other features with the upcoming Android 14-based One UI 6. Some of them are supporting large fonts up to 200%, language-related improvements like French and German, and new permission for alarms having the option of “exact schedule alarm.”
Additionally, a beneficial feature called Satellite Connectivity, cloned applications by which you can sign into one app with two different accounts, are the features shown in the first Developer Preview of the Android 14 update.
From the above features, the Android 14-based One UI 6 update looks fantastic and eye-pleasing compared to the previous generations.
It is important to note that the above features are shown in Developer Preview 1. Samsung might include or exclude the features based on their preference, and the final list for One UI 6 will vary. But majorly, most features will be available yet in Android 14.
One UI 6 Supported Galaxy Devices
The South Korean Giant plans One UI 6 update later this year. Many Galaxy devices are on the list of getting the One UI 6 update. Also, as the company provides four years of major updates, the three-year-old devices are expected to get the new version. Below are the Galaxy smartphones and tablets expected to receive the One UI 6 update.
Samsung Galaxy S Series:
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S23+
- Samsung Galaxy S23
- Samsung Galaxy S21+
- Samsung Galaxy S21
- Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S22+
- Samsung Galaxy S22
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Z Series:
Samsung Galaxy A Series:
- Samsung Galaxy A73
- Samsung Galaxy A72
- Samsung Galaxy A53
- Samsung Galaxy A33
- Samsung Galaxy A23
- Samsung Galaxy A52
- Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A52s
- Samsung Galaxy A14
- Samsung Galaxy A13
- Samsung Galaxy A04s
Samsung Galaxy M Series:
Samsung Galaxy Tab:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE
The above list of smartphones is based on assumptions and is mainly authentic, as Samsung has a very streamlined policy of updating their devices. By analyzing the same, we have made a list of eligible smartphones. Still, the official list may vary based on the company’s preference.
Which Galaxy device are you using? Is your device eligible to receive the One UI 6 update? What features do you like to see in One UI 6? Are you excited to test the new version on your device? Let us know by dropping the replies in the comments section below. We will be happy to hear your response. We will keep updating the post based on the latest developments, so be connected to us to get all the news about the technological changes in the world.
LARRY R MACGLASHAN
I’m wondering if there are any changes for Bluetooth other than better hearing aid support? Also, are there any updates for the smart tv software?(Different operating systems I know) The existing stuff is a pretty clunk and probably overdue.