Samsung appears to be getting very close to releasing the first One UI 6.0 open beta firmware for the Galaxy S23 series. Yet another Android 14 test firmware was spotted on Samsung's servers, but this one is a bit different than the other builds spotted before.
Four days ago was the last time a One UI 6.0 test firmware popped up on Samsung's internal servers. It had a firmware number ending in ZWG6. Fast forward to today, and two newer firmware versions appeared on Samsung's servers moments ago (via @tarunvats33). One version ended in ZWG8 and the other firmware version in ZWGA.
Why is the ZWGA test update of any significance?
If you have previously read our complete Samsung firmware version guide, you may recall that the last character in a firmware number represents the build identifier. It starts with a “1” or an “A” and goes up a notch with every new build. More importantly, this character is reset to “1” or “A” when a substantial firmware update happens.
With that in mind, Samsung's previous One UI 6.0 test builds for the Galaxy S23 ended with the numbers “6 and then “8,” and now it's back at the letter “A,” which means a big update happened to the One UI 6.0 test build behind closed doors.
Conversely, this significant change to Samsung's internal test firmware could very well mean that the One UI 6.0 open beta program for the Galaxy S23 series is almost here and ready to be distributed through the Members app.
As to when it will happen, Samsung will probably start rolling out the first One UI 6.0 beta update for the Galaxy S23 after Galaxy Unpacked. The event is scheduled for July 26.