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    One UI 6.0 better not ruin Galaxy S23 series’ amazing user experience

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    Last updated: March 22nd, 2023 at 22:08 UTC+01:00

    The Galaxy S23 series is making waves everywhere, partly because how all three phones perform so well and last so long on a single charge, thanks to the work Qualcomm and Samsung did together to make the latter's newest flagships the best they can be. Two of the three Galaxy S23 models give you two-day battery life, and performance on all three phones is amazing, with incredibly smooth animations and the power to run all the latest apps and games without heating up too much.

    The Galaxy S23 series, as is the norm, will be the first to get the next major version of Android, which is Android 14 in this case. One UI version 6.0 is expected to accompany the base Android 14 update, and many Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra owners no doubt have a wishlist of features they would like to see on their device with One UI 6.0.

    We here at SamMobile have such wishlists in mind, too. Me? Well, all I want from One UI 6.0 (and Android 14) right now is that it doesn't mess with the amazing user experience we get on all three Galaxy S23 smartphones.

    Galaxy S23 user experience is too good to be true, and I hope it stays that way

    Samsung has done a great job of making major OS upgrades as bug-free as possible these last couple of years. One UI 5.0 for the Galaxy S22 lineup and other Galaxy devices was perhaps the closest we have ever come to a big update from Samsung that keeps things running smoothly from day one, and I have no doubt Samsung will work hard on ensuring the same is the case for the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update for the S23 series.

    And frankly, that's all I want from Android 14 or One UI 6.0, that Samsung release the best possible version of the update from the get-go and not ruin the excellent experience Galaxy S23 owners have been having. Battery life and performance are two aspects in particular that I hope will continue to be as good as they are now, because, as we keep pointing out, those are among the best features of the Galaxy S23 lineup.

    That might be easier said than done, though. Samsung partnered with Qualcomm for a special Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip for Galaxy smartphones and Google helped on the software side, but will either company extend that special courtesy to Samsung every time there's a major OS upgrade coming?

    Qualcomm, as the maker of the most used chipset in the Android world, contributes plenty to the operating system in general, but my concern with the Galaxy S23 series is that Samsung might mess things up if it is left to its own devices (no pun intended).

    However, since Android 14 and One UI 6.0 are still months away from hitting the Galaxy S23 series, there's no way of knowing what will happen. I'm using the Galaxy S23 Ultra at the moment and it's a wonderful phone, and I'm going to focus on appreciating what it is now and not what it will be once Android 14 and One UI 6.0 come along.

    Galaxy S23 review | Galaxy S23+ review | Galaxy S23 Ultra review

    Opinion Android 14Galaxy S23Galaxy S23 PlusGalaxy S23 UltraOne UI 6.0

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