Samsung’s Android 14 update: Android 14 launched on Google Pixel devices on October 4, and we’ve yet to hear about formal releases from other brands. Samsung has been beta testing Android 14 for a few months, and the stable release is expected shortly.
In the past, Samsung was notorious for its slow adoption of new Android OS versions, often taking several months, or even close to a year, to update flagship devices. However, in recent years, their update speed has significantly improved, with Samsung usually catching up within just a couple of months after Google’s release.
In August this year, Samsung initiated its One UI 6.0 beta, built on Android 14, which aligns with the timing of the previous year’s release, despite encountering some last-minute delays. Since then, the company has expanded the beta program to more countries and a wider range of devices, continuously improving the Android-based skin through multiple beta updates.
For context, last year, Android 13 was launched on Samsung’s then-flagship, the Galaxy S22, on October 24. Given the accelerated pace of the beta program this year, it strongly indicates a similar release timeline, and it appears the official release is just around the corner.
Tarun Vats, as seen on Twitter/X, has recently uncovered new updates for the Galaxy S23 series, aimed at the European, Korean, and Indian markets, all built on One UI 6.0. These builds are labeled as stable updates, denoted by the ‘BWJG’ tag, as explained by SamMobile. This designation signifies that Samsung is approaching the final release phase for Android 14. Alongside these stable builds, there was another beta build spotted, hinting at the possibility of one final beta release before the official rollout.
Once Samsung releases its stable Android 14 update (Samsung’s Android 14 update), it will initially be available for Galaxy S23 series devices, with later expansions to previous generations, foldable models, and more affordable lineups. If last year’s performance is any indication, we can expect a swift and efficient rollout.
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