Samsung One UI 6 :
•Android 14-based Samsung One UI 6 beta is now rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S21 series in South Korea, indicating that the update is also coming to international markets.
•Users can enrol in Samsung’s official beta program through the Samsung Members app to get the One UI 6 beta.
•One UI 6 update brings visual changes to the Quick Settings panel and the camera app, as well as many Android 14 features.
Android 14 for the Google Pixel 7 series and other Google phones is just around the corner. But that doesn’t mean Samsung’s phones are too late, as the company is working to bring the latest version of Android with its One UI flavor to the latest Galaxy flagships. While the Samsung Galaxy S23 series has already received a few betas, the two-year-old Galaxy S21 series is now receiving its first One UI 6 beta.
Since the Galaxy S23 is Samsung’s latest flagship series, it was naturally the first beta version of One UI 6. It’s already in its third beta and should reach the stable release phase sooner rather than later. Just yesterday, the Galaxy S22 received its first Android 14 beta, and now it’s the turn of the Galaxy S21.
X (ex-Twitter) user @theonecid recently spotted the Android 14-based One UI 6 beta hitting Galaxy S21 series phones in South Korea – Samsung usually starts rolling out the software in its home market before making it available elsewhere. According to the screenshot, the update is rolling out to all Galaxy S21 variants in the country, including unlocked models and South Korean carriers SKT, KT and LGU. As this is a large version bug for the phone, Sammobile estimates the update to be at least 2.5GB in size.
Samsung hasn’t officially announced the One UI 6 beta heading to the Galaxy S21 series in community forums, but this screenshot from Samsung’s post is a clear sign that the update is indeed coming. Once such updates start in South Korea, it usually doesn’t take very long for them to spread to several countries, including the United States. So your Galaxy S21 might be next for the update.
To get the One UI 6 beta, be sure to join Samsung’s official beta program through the Samsung Members program. The number of spots is limited, so you may want to hurry to reserve a spot. Once registered, the Galaxy S21 will receive the One UI 6 beta shortly after it arrives in your region. Let’s hope the update includes the latest September security patch, as it did yesterday for the Galaxy S22.
Samsung’s One UI 6 update brings you a lot of visual changes that are immediately noticeable. First, the company revamped the Quick Settings panel, taking design cues from Pixel phones. And there’s a new way to get directly to the Quick Settings menu, bypassing the notifications section entirely. The camera app also looks a bit custom, while a decent camera widget lets you create shortcuts to custom camera modes you use frequently. And then all the goodies come with Android 14.