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Samsung One UI 6.0 and Android 14 update progress: Everything we know so far



Samsung is the only one in the tech market which has the capability to compete with the iPhone. Perennially, Samsung releases its One UI update for the betterment of the Galaxy devices, which gives literally new birth to the devices. On the Other hand, Google also upgrades its Android OS every year. They are holding each other’s hands. Samsung, whenever it releases its new One UI version, uses Google’s Android OS as a platform.

The company has recently started testing its new One UI 6.0 software which is based on Google’s Android 14 OS. They began with the Samsung Galaxy S23 and other high-end and mid-range phones. This test is happening in several countries, like China, India, Poland, Germany, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

One UI 6.0 Beta currently available for these Samsung Galaxy devices

Samsung treats all its devices equally, whether they are the latest models or older ones, expensive or budget-friendly. They make sure that every Galaxy device gets these new updates with new features.

Samsung One UI 6.0 Update Tracker

September 25, 2023: According to the information, the Galaxy S22 is getting the new One UI 6 Beta update in India with firmware version S90*EXXU7ZWI6. It is worth noting that the update will only be available for those devices that are registered with the program.

September 22, 2023: The One UI 6.0 beta 4 update has gradually started rolling out to the Galaxy S23 in the form of software version ZWIC and also brings an October 2023 security patch

September 21, 2023: A couple of days ago, Samsung rolled out One UI 6 beta updates for the Galaxy S22 in two countries, including Korea and the UK. Now for expansion, the company has rolled out the first beta update in the US.

September 21, 2023: As per the recent announcement from the official forum moderator of the Samsung Community forum, the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3, Z Flip 4, and Z Fold 4 will be updated by the One UI 6.0 update. 

September 20, 2023: Samsung has decided to move forward in the last few hours and has started the release of the One UI 6 beta for Galaxy S22 Series in the United Kingdom as well.

September 19, 2023: Samsung is moving quickly with its testing, they’ve started the One UI 6 beta program for Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra phones, beginning in South Korea.

September 19, 2023: Samsung rolls out a miner update on One UI 6.0 Beta 3 of Galaxy S23 users. the update does not bring any new features for the devices; according to the official changelog, the latest update only brings some fixes to the internal functions of the device. It fixes the reset issue during AP power typesetting when using a WiFi AP that supports 6 GHz.

September 19, 2023: Here’s some great news for folks who own Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra phones: The company from South Korea has begun giving out the first beta version of Android 14 and One UI 6.0

September 19, 2023: According to the information, the One UI 6 beta updates could be available for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 in the next few days.

September 15, 2023:  Samsung introduced the One UI 6.0 beta in several countries. In the first phase, the company introduced the new beta update in three countries, including Germany, the US, and South Korea. In the second phase, the company expanded it to more countries, including India, Poland, and the UK, but it hasn’t released it in China. But now the wait is over, as the company has released its first beta update in China.

September 14, 2023: After about two weeks, Samsung has just released the third test version, which is called beta 3, for the Galaxy S23. Usually, Samsung puts out a new test version every 2 to 3 weeks, and it comes on schedule. 

September 13, 2023: Samsung is expanding its One UI 6 beta program to include the Galaxy A34 in India. This means that Galaxy A34 users in India will have the opportunity to try out the new beta version of One UI 6 and provide valuable feedback to help improve the software before its official release.

September 8, 2023: Samsung is slowly making the One UI 6.0 beta available on more devices. And now, they’re starting to send out the new software for their latest not-too-expensive but still pretty fancy phone, the Samsung Galaxy A34 5G and Galaxy A54 5G in the UK.

September 8, 2023: The One UI 6.0 beta based on Android 14 expands to other Samsung Galaxy smartphones: The test program is now available for the Galaxy A54 5G, however, this is currently limited to South Korean users.

September 7, 2023: Samsung has brought Android 14 support with the new update; it is spotted in the latest version number 

September 6, 2023: The tipster, Mishaal Rahman, stated that he just learned that Android’s 14th source code release has been postponed until next month. Now, because of Google, the South Korean manufacturer should also postpone their dates for the One UI 6.0 rollout.

September 5, 2023: Samsung has finally applied the One UI 6 compatibility criteria to its applications; initially, the company is starting the support with One Hand Operation+. This is one of the popular applications that gives you the functionality to operate your device with one hand.

August 31, 2023: The Galaxy S23 series is receiving beta 2 of the significant update based on Android 14 less than a month after the alleged release date of the stable firmware. The last four digits of the firmware version with which One UI 6.0 beta 2 arrives are ZWHO and bring several fixes for the Galaxy S23 series.

August 31, 2023: Samsung has expanded the beta program to more countries. Unfortunately, it is now reserved for the India Poland and the UK. It is not to be excluded that with the later versions, the manufacturer can expand the availability to China in a few hours or a couple of days.

August 23, 2023: According to recent report the One UI 6.0 beta 2 update will come at the end of August or beginning of September. 

August 15, 2023: The company has rolled out a new One UI 6 hot-fix beta update; the update comes with version number ZVH8. According to the changelog, the update only seems to fix issues present in the previous update; however, it is also possible that it may also include some features for the Galaxy S23 devices.

August 11, 2023: Samsung has already announced that the beta testing of the new One UI will be available to a total of seven countries, of which three have already received the beta update. In the next phase, the beta program will be available in four more countries, including India, China, Poland, and the United Kingdom.

August 11, 2023: Samsung has officially launched the One UI 6 beta program for Galaxy S23 users. The beta program is currently live in Germany, Korea, and the US. However, as it is a beta program, it will soon be available to four more beta participant countries.

July 20, 2023: In today’s situation, two other new One UI 6 firmware has been found on Samsung’s server with the identification build, which ends with the ZWG8 version and the other ZWGA version. This news increases the enthusiasm for the new update in the users’ minds.

July 15, 2023: One UI 6.0 update was spotted on Korean test servers in Galaxy S23. This latest update is spotted with the firmware S91*NKSU2ZWG6 version. It is also accepted that Samsung is extremely close to releasing this update publicly.

July 15, 2023: One UI beta build was spotted in Canada, with the identification S91*WVLU1ZWG6 firmware.

July 15, 2023: The One UI 6.0 beta firmware for the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra comes with the S911NKSU2ZWG6, S916NKSU2ZWG6, and S918NKSU2ZWG6 version, respectively in South Korea.

July 8, 2023: Internal builds for the One UI 6.0 appeared in China with the firmware S91xOZCU2ZWG2 version.

July 5, 2023: Information regarding the One UI 6.0 update was spotted on Samsung’s server in Europe and India. This build appears with the firmware including all three models of the S23 series, which are S911BXXU3ZWFA for Galaxy S23, S916BXXU3ZWFA for Galaxy S23+, and S918BXXU3ZWFA for S23 Ultra.

July 1, 2023: A new firmware version of One UI 6.0 and Android 14 is spotted on the Geekbench database. The firmware confirms that Samsung has finalized the testing of the next major update for Galaxy S23. The firmware in question is distinguished by the code S918U1UEU1ZWFA (in theory, for the other two models it should be S911U1UEU1ZWFA and S916U1UEU1ZWFA).

June 30, 2023: Samsung Galaxy S23 is spotted on geekbench on running on Android 14 and One UI 6.0

June 26, 2023: New One UI 6.0 firmware spotted for Galaxy S23 Plus model in India.

May 9, 2023: The very first build for the One UI 6.0 was spotted for the Galaxy S23, which carries the identification S918BXXU1BWE2 firmware.

One UI 6 Android 14 for Galaxy S22, S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra

June 27, 2023: One UI 6.0 is not a beta version for the Galaxy S22 device. But is seems that the company is internally testing beta firmware. And expected to release it publicly. For the Galaxy S22 device, the firmware S908USQU2DWF1 version was spotted.

One UI 6 Android 14 for Galaxy S21, S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra

July 18, 2023: One UI 6.0 build-up appeared on Samsung’s server in India and Europe with the firmware G996BXXU9FWG6 version.

One UI 6 Android 14 for Galaxy Z Fold 4 & Flip 4

June 27, 2023: One UI 6.0 beta testing build for the Samsung Galaxy Fold 4 US variant was spotted with the firmware F936USQU3DWF8 version.

June 27, 2023: One UI 6.0 internal build for the Galaxy Flip 4 appeared with the identification of F721BXXU2DWD7 firmware.

One UI 6 Android 14 for Galaxy A54

June 7, 2023: the new build in the One UI 6.0 appeared for the Galaxy A54 devices with A546BXXU3BWE1 firmware.

One UI 6 Android 14 for Galaxy A34

July 19, 2023: Samsung has started internal testing of One UI 6.0 for its middle-range Galaxy devices, which is Galaxy A34 with firmware version A346BXXU3BWGB.

One UI 6 Android 14 For Galaxy A52s

July 19, 2023: Samsung Galaxy A52s also joins the One UI 6.0 internal testing list.

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Google released the Pixel feature drop in June 2024 for its Pixel devices




Google aggressively updates Pixel device lineups, including smartphones and tablets. To get new features and improvements, the company follows the Quarterly release program, where initially, it provides testing updates to eligible users and then provides new stable updates publicly. Following the same trend, the company has started rolling out its third Pixel drop update for its devices; let’s explore it.

June 2024 Pixel drop update 

With the June 2024 Pixel drop update, many new features exist, including Gemini nano, summarize in recorder, and connected displays. With the latest update, it has improved the HDR+frame selection. Now, you will get a manual lens selection option to handle the smartphone camera professionally. It has brought a doorbell notification: if your pixel tablet can give you a snapshot of who is at your front door, you can talk to them and receive a quick response. To explore all the latest features in detail, you can check the official changelog here.

Availability of the update for pixel devices

Google’s latest Pixel drop update will be available to select Pixel devices, including Pixel 8 series, pixel 7 series, Pixel 6 series, Pixel 5a, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel Fold. However, it is worth noting that the feature’s availability will vary from device to device; if you have any of the smartphones mentioned above, you can check the feature’s availability with this link. It is worth noticing that the latest update also brings a new June 2024 security patch level.

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Despite Android 14 Launch, Android 13 Remains Most Used




Google shared the Android release number last time in October 2023, when Android 13 was crowned first place with a newly released Android 14. Now again, the metrics of the most-used Android versions in 2024 get updated. 

Despite the fact that it has already been seven months since the Android 14 release, Android 13 is still the most used Android version. Android 11, Android 12, and even Android 10 have surpassed the latest stable version of Android, which now holds the fifth place. The last will not always be the first. When it comes to the distribution of Android versions, the most recent version, Android 14, unfortunately does not rank first or second, but instead falls to the bottom of the Top 5.

This is being speculated as Google has finally updated the Android version distribution panel, hidden within Android Studio for a few years now. After calculating the appropriate calculations, the results show that Android 14 is on only 13% of mobile phones, a somewhat low figure considering that seven months have already passed since its launch.

If the statistics are to be believed, the most used version of Android is still Android 13, with 20.9% of the total. Since October 2023, which is the last time Google shared the data, Android 13 has dropped only 1.5%. The result is strange since it showcases that the second most used version is Android 11, holding a share of 19.0% instead of Android 12, with 14.7%. 

Jumping on the five-year-old ‘Android 10’, which has a greater market share than Android 14, The “good” news is that the versions before Oreo are gently retiring, counting up to a total of 4.6%. Versions before Marshmallow and runtime permissions arrived are presented in only 1.2% of all active Android phones. We are mentioning the Android versions with their shares. – 

  • Android 13 (20.9%)
  • Android 11 (19.0%)
  • Android 12 (14.7%)
  • Android 10 (13.6%)
  • Android 14 (13.0%)
  • Android 9 Pie (8.4%)
  • Android 8 Oreo (5.8%)
  • Android 7 Nougat (2.0%)
  • Android 6 Marshmallow (1.4%)
  • Android 5 Lollipop (0.9%)

Also, Android onwards accounts for 81.2% of the total. These versions receive changes and new features, such as updates to the Google Play system or Google services. 

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Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2 Update: Network Fixes and Better System Stability




Google is working towards the development of Android 15, but it is not only focused on the upcoming new Android iteration; at the same time, it is also bringing new features for the pixel devices with the Android 14 QPR updates.

For your information, the QPR update stands for Quarterly Platform Release, which aims to bring new functionalities and improvements for the Pixel device on a quarterly basis. In each quarter, the company provides beta updates and then offers public updates after testing the features. Like with the late Android 14 QPR 3 beta 2.2, the company has brought some new fixes.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2: What’s new? 

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2 brings some new fixes that will improve the overall functionality of the devices. According to the changelog, the latest update will fix the issue related to mobile phones halting connectivity even on the best networks. Along with this, the update has also made improvements for making the device more stable while using different functions.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2: official changelog

This minor update to Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 includes the following fixes:

The update is live for all the eligible Google Pixel devices, including the Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. However, it will only be available to those users who haven’t joined the Android 15 beta program.

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