Samsung ships Android 14 in record time

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The square one is the S23 Ultra; the other two are the S23 and S23 Plus.

Samsung is getting Android 14 out the door in record time. SamMobile spotted that the operating system update is rolling out now to European users with the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra. If past timelines are any indication, US users should get the update in the next week or so once Samsung huddles up with your cellular carrier.

Android 14 came out for Pixel phones on October 4, so Samsung is releasing the OS in under a month. That is easily a new record for the company and a huge improvement over the usual multi-month wait. Like previous years, Samsung started a beta program for the new Android release about a month before Google's official release. Is this increased speed the result of Google's constant work to make Android easier to upgrade, or just a side effect of Android 14 is also one of the smaller releases in recent years?

In Samsung land, Android 14 is called "One UI 6" and also comes with a range of Samsung UI changes. Apparently, the quick settings have been redesigned, and there are a lot of changes to the camera and photo editing experience. For now, the first release is for users of Samsung's latest flagship, but eventually, the update will hit devices from the last three years. For S23 users on Android 13, expect about a 3GB download.

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