Samsung fans have been eagerly awaiting the start of the One UI 6.0 beta program, which will allow those with compatible devices to take the next big Android and One UI upgrade for Galaxy smartphones and tablets for a test run ahead of its stable worldwide release.
Our sources told us some time back that the One UI 6.0 beta program for the Galaxy S23 series could start by the third week of July, but it seems it has been delayed as we're now in the final week of the month. But the delay might not be a big one, as Samsung seems to have created a dedicated One UI 6 section in its community forums.
It's unclear when the One UI 6.0 section actually went live, but considering there are currently no posts in there, we're assuming it was created very recently. And if that's the case, it's a good hint that we won't have to wait for the beta program too long.
Samsung has reportedly created the One UI 6.0 section on its Indian and US community forums, though at this time we can only confirm the former. For those unaware, the US and India are virtually guaranteed to be two of the markets where Galaxy S23 fans will be able to access the Android 14 and One UI 6 beta once it goes live.
The other markets where the beta is highly likely to be available are the UK, Poland, Germany, Korea, and China. These are basically all the countries where Samsung has traditionally launched every One UI beta program, though there are chances Samsung will finally add more countries to the list this year.
However, nothing is confirmed until Samsung officially announces things. The company could be waiting to get the launch of its upcoming hardware products (products you can already pre-register for and even win for free!) out of the way before it starts focusing on the Android 14 and One UI 6.0 beta, which means the beta's debut could be pushed back to some time in early August.
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