Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5 get Android 14 update with One UI 6 beta

Samsung has started rolling out the One UI 6 beta program for its latest foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Fold5 and the Galaxy Z Flip5. The new update is based on Android 14 and brings a host of new features and improvements to the foldable experience.

The One UI 6 beta program is available for both the Galaxy Z Fold5 and the Galaxy Z Flip5 in select regions, including the US and India. Users who want to enroll their devices into the beta program need to use the Samsung Members app, where they can find a banner advertising the beta. If the banner is not visible, users may need to uninstall and reinstall the Samsung Members app.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5 get Android 14 update with One UI 6 beta
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5 get Android 14 update with One UI 6 beta

The first beta update is around 2.7GB in size for both devices and comes with the version number F946BXXU1ZWJ2 for the Fold5 and F731U1UEU1ZWJ2 for the Flip5. The update also includes the October security patch.

What’s new in One UI 6?

One UI 6 is Samsung’s latest version of its custom Android skin, which is based on Android 14. The new version brings a refined design, improved performance, enhanced privacy and security, and more customization options. Some of the new features in One UI 6 are:

  • Material You: One UI 6 adopts Google’s Material You design language, which allows users to personalize their devices with dynamic colors, shapes, and themes that match their wallpapers and preferences.
  • Flex Mode: One UI 6 improves the Flex Mode feature for foldable devices, which lets users split the screen into two parts when folding their devices. Users can now resize and reposition the apps on each part of the screen, as well as use more apps in Flex Mode.
  • App Continuity: One UI 6 also enhances the App Continuity feature, which allows users to seamlessly switch between different screen sizes when unfolding or folding their devices. Users can now choose which apps they want to continue using on the other screen, as well as adjust the aspect ratio of the apps to fit the screen size.
  • Privacy Dashboard: One UI 6 introduces a Privacy Dashboard, which gives users a clear overview of how their personal data is being used by different apps. Users can also manage their permissions and access settings from the dashboard.
  • One-handed Mode: One UI 6 makes it easier to use large-screen devices with one hand by adding a new One-handed Mode. Users can activate it by swiping down from the bottom edge of the screen, which will shrink the display area to a smaller size that can be moved around.

When will One UI 6 be released?

Samsung has not announced an official release date for One UI 6, but it is expected to roll out in early 2022 for its flagship devices, followed by other models later in the year. The beta program is a way for Samsung to test the stability and performance of the new update before releasing it to the public. Users who join the beta program can provide feedback and report bugs through the Samsung Members app.

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