Samsung’s Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta program has now been officially confirmed to be available for Galaxy S23 series users in some regions. Previously, the company issued a press statement announcing the official launch of the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 beta program, but withdrew the program shortly afterwards. A new statement from Samsung confirms that the program will help incorporate real user feedback into the new UI before its public launch. The S23 series that supports the beta program includes the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra.
The Android 14-based One UI 6.0 beta program is now available to Galaxy S23 users in the US, Germany, and South Korea. For users using local SIM cards on relevant phones in these regions, they can access the program through the Samsung Members app.
Users must click on the One UI beta banner in the app and then click on the sign up button to download the beta update from their phone set up > Software update menu. Multiple bugs are expected in the first beta, and anyone interested in updating their Galaxy S23 series phones to the Android-14-based UI should consider backing up their data.
Google launched Android 14 at the 2023 I/O event in early May this year. The developers have since been working on an adaptation of the operating system. Samsung launched the Galaxy S23 series in February this year. While the One UI 6.0 beta is available first to owners of flagship models, it is expected to eventually roll out to other eligible Samsung smartphone owners.
Notably, the base Galaxy S23 starts at Rs 100 in India. Its 8GB + 128GB model is priced at Rs 74,999 in India, while the Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra models start at Rs 74,999. 94,999 for the 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GB variants at $1,24,999 respectively.
Editor’s note: The copy was updated after Samsung officially confirmed the launch.