Google has started beta testing Android 14 on Pixel smartphones. After a few months, Samsung is also expected to invite users to test Android 14-based One UI 6. However, the Partner device to be made device will be the first to get the One UI 6.0 update is unclear. Partner devices from iQOO, Lenovo, Nothing, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, TECNO, Vivo, and Xiaomi can also be tested using an Android Emulator or GSI image.

As a result, their apps will undergo some necessary changes, and new features will be added. One UI 6.0 will improve stability and app design for large-screen devices like foldable and tablets.

One UI 6.0 (Android 14)

Samsung will bring cool enhanced features with the release of its Android 14-based custom skin, One UI 6.0. It is expected to be released in August, and the stable public version should start rolling out within the next two months. Features like Photo Pickers and intuitive animation for gesture navigation, Material You+-designed Ultra HDR image format, predictive back gestures, improved drag-and-drop support for files and text between apps, as well as the physical keyboard shortcuts, improved detailed battery health statistics, and the multi-column UI

Battery Health Status: It will show the battery health percentage of your mobile device, which is already available on Apple with iOS 11.3, and until Android 13, we still need it, which Apple did five years ago. Some might argue we do, but you can only view the battery status in terms of Google Normal, which means it doesn’t provide the cycle count and exact percentage. This is finally coming with Android 14. It also shows things beyond what Apple does, like the precise charge cycle and manufacture date.

Google added this updated battery management API to Android 14, which is also open to third-party developers. This means Samsung will implement these APIs in its own way within the battery section. They should have done this a long time ago—not just Samsung, but Google should have done this while developing Android in the first place.

Artificial Intelligence: As reported previously, Samsung may integrate AI into One UI. Samsung is developing the LLM system, which is expected to be released by July. Take it with a grain of salt because it is still in the early stages of development. However, it is severe because Samsung will use all its GPU resources on this project. We have seen how Google has integrated several AI features into Android, like Magic Compose into Google Message, generating wallpaper with a prompt, and such.

One UI 6 Beta-Eligible Device

The Beta Programme will be available in China, Germany, India, Poland, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Also, Samsung could release the One UI 6 Beta for the Galaxy S23 Series in mid-July. The One UI 6.0 rollout is expected to start in October 2023.

Galaxy Z Series

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5: yet to launch
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3

Galaxy S Series

  • Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra

Galaxy A-Series

  • Galaxy A54 and A53 (uncertain).

Apart from this, several customizations and feature releases with Android 14 Beta 3 exist. Some features already exist, but some still need to come, like 3D cinematic wallpaper and Emoji wallpaper, which we can see with the update. Apart from this, live activities will be similar to those on iOS, which will appear on the Always-On Display.

Samsung may release mixed-reality glasses.

Apple has officially announced its Vision Pro, a mixed-reality headset. After WWDC, Samsung made an official announcement at the Unpacked event, where we can expect the future Samsung XR-Experience. However, Samsung has already hinted at the XR-Experience since the Galaxy S23 unpacked event. Major companies like Samsung, Google, and Qualcomm are working on the next XR-Platform, blurring the line between reality and virtual reality. Google has confirmed that they are working on an experience to deliver.

Samsung XR may be announced at the upcoming event, Next-Gen Chip and Software, and after Apple’s announcement, innovation and competition are escalating. By the time the XR headset, which is said to be the Galaxy Glasses AR/VR headset, is released, Samsung will reveal the exact date. It is rumored that the release date will be July 26th.