Samsung expands Galaxy S23’s One UI 6 beta program to more countries

It also rolled out the second One UI 6 beta with several fixes and new animations


  • Samsung has released the second One UI 6 beta for the Galaxy S23 series with several fixes.
  • The latest firmware has addressed several bugs and includes the September 2023 patch.
  • One UI 6 beta program’s availability for the Galaxy S23 has also expanded to India and the UK.

After a false start, Samsung’s One UI 6 beta program for the Galaxy S23 series launched in the second week of August 2023. Based on Android 14, the latest skin for the best Galaxy phones brings some notable UI changes and plenty of other improvements. But being a beta, the first One UI 6 release was quite buggy. Plus, it was only available in a handful of markets. Samsung is now rolling out the second One UI 6 beta with several fixes and has expanded the program’s availability to more markets.

One UI 6 beta 2 is based on the ZWHO firmware and includes the September 2023 patch. While the first release was based on Android 14 Beta 4, the second firmware is based on an even newer build than Android 14 Beta 5. As for improvements, Samsung’s official release note mentions that a plethora of bugs have been squashed.

The change log accompanying the US build mentions several new features, including a revamped look for Samsung Health’s dashboard, improved video editing tools, the ability to copy files with two hands, and more. However, the redesigned Samsung Health does not appear to be a part of the firmware, and the company might push it as a separate update from the Galaxy Store.

Most user complaints with the first One UI 6 beta revolved around the poor animations and stutters. Early feedback suggests Samsung fixed the

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Samsung Galaxy S23’s July 2023 security patch has started rolling out

After a delayed June update, Samsung is back on track with its monthly security patch rollout

Samsung has always been at the forefront of updating its premium phones to the latest monthly security patch right at the beginning of the month. The June 2023 update was an outlier though, with the Galaxy S23 series firmware rolling out after a couple of weeks of delay. To Samsung’s credit, the build included several camera-focused changes, including adding a 2x mode for portrait shots. The Korean giant is back on track with the July 2023 patch’s rollout, as the update is now available for its flagship phone in the US.

T-Mobile Galaxy S23 owners report receiving a 425MB AWFD update containing the latest monthly security patch. Given the relatively small size of the firmware, it is unlikely to include any other improvements besides some minor bug fixes. For now, users of other Galaxy S23 carrier variants have not reported receiving the update, but it should not be long before the build is available for them.

Samsung is also typically quick to release updates in Europe, so S23 owners in European and other international markets could expect the latest security patch to land on their phones later this week. Other Galaxy S, Fold, and Flip devices should also get the July 2023 security firmware as soon as this week.

The first Android 14-based One UI 6 beta for the S23 lineup is expected to drop in the third week of July. So, the company may have moved its attention to that instead of adding more features to One UI 5.1.

If you are on T-Mobile’s network, you can grab the Galaxy S23’s latest firmware from Settings > Software update > Download and install.

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