The One UI 6.0 beta program for the Galaxy S23 lineup, which has allowed owners of S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra in some countries to try out Android 14 ahead of its worldwide release, was launched a couple of weeks back. It was initially made available in Germany, Korea, and the US, but Samsung has now expanded the beta program to more countries.
Samsung promised it would release the One UI 6.0 beta program in China, Poland, the UK, and India, in addition to the original three regions. And it now seems that India, at the very least, has joined the Galaxy S23 One UI 6.0 beta. What's more, this isn't the original beta 1 build.
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The beta update in more countries has newer firmware
Although Samsung hasn't technically released the One UI 6.0 beta 2 firmware yet, it looks like the beta update that the company is rolling out in India (and possibly China, Poland, and the UK) is technically beta 2.
The firmware includes the September 2023 security patch and has the latest build version: S91xBXXU3ZWHO. So, in theory, the beta program rolling out in these newer countries is the second beta update and should also be released in the original three countries soon.
If you want to join the One UI 6.0 beta program on your Galaxy S23, here's everything you need to know. Keep in mind that you might run into some bugs in the beta firmware. The point of the program is to let users test the latest update before it is released publicly, and Samsung encourages beta participants to provide feedback and point out bugs through the Members app.
If you're unsure if you want to use beta firmware on your phone, you should probably wait for the public One UI 6.0 release to go live on the Galaxy S23 series later this year. It's always a good idea to test beta firmware on a device that isn't your daily driver. But if you're willing to risk some bugs, you can apply to join beta testing through the Members app — the same place where you'll be providing feedback.