Samsung has finally released the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update for the Galaxy A13 in the US. The big update is currently rolling out to the 4G/LTE model. Its 5G counterpart should pick up the new Android version in the coming days.
The Galaxy A13 grabs the Android 14 update in the US
Samsung started updating the Galaxy A13 to Android 14 at the end of December last year. The global version of the 5G model picked up the update first, with the global 4G model following a few weeks later. However, unlike most other devices, the company has been slow to roll out the update to this budget handset globally. Android 14 still isn’t available for the phone in several parts of the world.
You can now strike off the US from that list, at least for the 4G model. The carrier-locked variant of the device is picking up the Android 14 and One UI 6.0 update with the firmware build number A135USQU7DXA2. The factory-unlocked units and the 5G model should also soon get the new One UI version. The build number may or may not be identical but the content will remain the same.
Since this is a major Android OS update, there is a lot to talk about here. As you can see on Samsung’s official release notes, the Galaxy A13 is getting a redesigned Quick Settings panel, enhanced notifications layout, vivid notification icons, improved album art display for music and videos, more lock screen customization options, simplified ap icon labels, enhanced multitasking gestures, improved content sharing, and more.
Additionally, the update brings new camera features, editing tools, improved home screen widgets, and new features for stock apps such as Samsung Keyboard. In short, Android 14 will significantly enhance the Galaxy experience. The December 2023 security patch is also part of this release, adding dozens of security fixes. Samsung has already released the January 2024 patch but the Galaxy A13 isn’t getting it yet.
You can check for the update now
Samsung recently started pushing Android 14 to the Galaxy A13 in the US. It might take a while before the update reaches all eligible units nationwide. You should get a notification when it is available for your unit. However, you can always manually check for new updates from the Settings app. Open the app, go to the Software update menu, and tap on Download and install. If there’s no update, check again later or wait for a notification.
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