With Android 14 beta reaching the platform stability mark in the release timeline, Samsung is now preparing to launch its next custom skin, One UI 6.0, based on Android 14 for its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S23 series. If you own the Galaxy S23 lineup smartphone, then your device is going to receive the One UI 6.0 beta access very soon, read along to know more details.
As per the latest rumors, the South Korean tech titan will release the first beta of One UI 6.0 for the Galaxy S23 series as soon as the 3rd week of July, which is obviously sooner than last year. As always, the testing will begin with the company’s latest flagship phone and later it will be expanded to older models. As the company is releasing the update sooner than last year, we can expect the rollout will be completed by the end of this year.
One UI 6 Beta should offer a bunch of new features
One UI is a featured-pack custom skin and Samsung is adding new features each year we can expect the same with this year’s release too. Last year, Samsung brought new lock screen customizations, new animations, deep integration of color palettes, and much more. So, I expect the One UI 6.0 will refine the lock screen customizations, acquire the emoji wallpapers feature from Android 14, bigger icons for the notification panel, fix the color palette bug, and more.
Talking about the features available on Android 14, then the list includes new smart scaling, better battery life, restrict access for photos and videos, satellite connectivity, app cloning, predictive back gestures, security enhancements, and much more.
If the rumor turns out to be true, then Samsung Galaxy S23 series phones will get access to One UI 6 by the 3rd week of July. Last year, Samsung announced the One UI beta access through its Samsung Members community app and we can expect the same this year. So, yes the Samsung Members app is the only prerequisite to gain access to One UI 6 beta.
Although I wouldn’t recommend installing the initial beta builds on your primary smartphone, if you’re eager to try it out, you can participate in the beta program. However, please ensure to back up your important data before installing the beta on your device.