While Samsung is working on the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update for smartphones and tablets, the company is also developing a new firmware update for its Galaxy Watch smartwatches. Google will release Wear OS 4 in the second half of 2023, and Samsung will roll out this update with a new version of One UI Watch (5) on top.
The Wear OS 4-based One UI Watch 5 update could be available for the upcoming Galaxy Watch 6 series out of the box. However, it will also roll out as a firmware update for the existing Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
This article serves as a One UI Watch 5 update tracker. More information regarding the upcoming firmware will be added to this article as it becomes available. SamMobile readers can bookmark this page for future reference. Here’s everything we know so far.
Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5 series
May 31, 2023: Samsung confirmed through its Community forums that, indeed, it had to delay the One UI Watch 5 beta. The Community Manager added that the developers are doing their best to prepare a more stable version of the firmware and open the beta program.
May 31, 2023: The end of May came, and One UI Watch 5 beta wasn’t released. The beta program appears to have missed Samsung’s official deadline.
May 9, 2023: Samsung announced that the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 series will be invited to a One UI Watch 5 beta program before the end of May. The beta program would be available to Galaxy Watch users in the USA and South Korea.
May 8, 2023: Another One UI Watch 5 feature was revealed on May