- Samsung surprises with the release of the One UI 6 beta for the mid-range Galaxy A54, expanding its beta program beyond high-end devices.
- One UI 6 brings a refreshed UI with new Quick Settings, notification layout, and updated camera app iconography for a modern look.
- Frustrated Galaxy S22 owners have expressed disappointment as they await the Android 14 beta.
After several false starts, Samsung launched the Android 14-based One UI 6 beta for the Galaxy S23 series in the second week of August. Then, at the end of the month, the company expanded the program to more regions and dropped the second beta with bug fixes and other enhancements. Going by the company’s past track record, you’d expect the Galaxy S22 series and the Z Flip/Fold to be next in line to get a taste of the beta. But in a surprising move, Samsung has released the One UI 6 beta for the Galaxy A54.
The company announced the beta for one of the best mid-range Android phones on its Korean community forums. For now, the Android 14 firmware appears to be live in South Korea, but its availability should expand to more markets in the coming weeks. You can join the One UI 6 beta by tapping the program’s banner in the Samsung Members app.
One UI 6 introduces a revamped Quick Settings panel, a new layout for notifications, and several other UI tweaks. The camera app has also received updated iconography that’s easier to understand. Plus, it gives the app a more modern look. Check out the best new One UI 6 features to know more about Samsung’s next major Android skin release.
Unsurprisingly, Samsung’s announcement is filled with comments from