Today has been an eventful day for Galaxy S23 users, in particular. The 2nd One UI 6.0 beta firmware landed on the Galaxy S23 in South Korea, the USA, and Germany, and more countries have joined the beta program, including the UK and India.
Now, the circle is almost complete, as Poland has also joined the One UI 6.0 beta program for the Galaxy S23 series through the release of the 2nd beta firmware (via @gg_howak).
Save for China, where the beta update may have suffered a delay, it looks like Samsung's job is done for the moment. Beta 2 is out, and as promised, Galaxy S23 users in the UK, India, and Poland can now take the pre-release firmware out for a spin.
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Lots of fixes and possibly a handful of new features
Samsung's official changelog for the 2nd One UI 6.0 beta mentions a dozen improvements and fixes to issues that have marred the user experience in the 1st beta. Hope app crashes, random resets, sluggish performance, and icon disappearing issues have all been addressed, Samsung says.
In addition, there were some issues with Repair Mode, Music Share, the S Pen button, Multi-Window in Secure Folder, Netflix, physical keyboards, Galaxy Buds phone calls, and more. Likewise, these problems have been fixed.
We also discovered that, even though it was unmentioned in the changelog, Samsung fixed the lock screen clock issue that prevented users from saving the position of the clock. It is possible that the 2nd One UI 6.0 beta firmware for the Galaxy S23 series might have addressed other issues or introduced new features that were not officially mentioned.
Conversely, the notice sent through Samsung Members for the new beta firmware suggests that the Samsung Health home screen was completely redesigned and a new option was added to let users change the volume of the water cup. We were unable to find these alleged changes on our Galaxy S23 units running One UI 6.0 beta 2 in Europe. They may come through app updates, or the changelog might contain some errors.
If you want to join the One UI 6.0 beta program in Poland and give Samsung feedback in return to early access to the update, you should be able to do so through the Members app. Before you do, here's everything you might want to know.