Samsung is making swift progress in its development of the Android 14 and One UI 6.0 update for the Galaxy S23 series including Galaxy S23 Ultra. Recently, the company rolled out the fourth One UI 6 beta update, indicating a strong commitment to enhancing the user experience on these flagship devices. While the update initially launched in the USA, it's expected to become available in other markets shortly. This latest release, marked by firmware version ZWIC, follows the third beta release just one week prior, and a subsequent hotfix aimed at addressing various issues.
The update, which is distributed over the air and amounts to a 1GB download, not only focuses on bug fixes but also incorporates the October 2023 security patch. It's worth noting that this isn't the final beta update for the Galaxy S23 lineup, as the changelog acknowledges the existence of a few known issues that still require resolution. These include the absence of the Motion photo feature and a reboot loop that occurs when entering Maintenance mode.
Among the addressed bugs, Samsung has reported that picking up calls using the "answer the phone" voice command now functions correctly. Additionally, Google Assistant should appear when using navigation gestures and swiping up from the bottom. The update also rectifies login issues previously present in the Samsung Pass app and includes "many other improvements."
As is customary, users can access the new beta update by navigating to the Settings app on their Galaxy S23 devices, proceeding to the Software update menu, and selecting Download and install. This proactive approach from Samsung indicates its commitment to delivering a smooth transition to Android 14 and One UI 6.0 for Galaxy S23 users, enhancing both the functionality and security of these premium smartphones.