NEW DELHI — Samsung continues its global Android 14 rollout for the Galaxy S21 FE, marking a significant milestone today with the release of the highly anticipated One UI 6.0 update for the Exynos variant in India. This update, bearing the firmware version G990EXXU7FWK6 / G990EODM7FWK5 / G990EXXU7FWK5, is now available for download, boasting a file size of approximately 2.23 GB.
The tech giant initially introduced the Android 14 update for the Galaxy S21 FE in the US and Europe, later extending its reach to the Snapdragon model in India. However, today’s release addresses the Exynos 2100 version of the phone, expanding the accessibility of the latest software to a broader user base.
Alongside the Android 14 upgrade, this iteration brings forth the most recent security patch from December 2023, fortifying the device against potential vulnerabilities and ensuring enhanced system integrity.
Enabling users to access the update, Samsung has made it conveniently accessible through the Settings app. By navigating to the Software Update section and selecting Download and Install, Galaxy S21 FE owners can now experience the latest One UI 6.0 features and improvements.
The Galaxy S21 FE, introduced in 2022, debuted with Android 12 and has been set to receive subsequent major updates. Samsung plans to further enrich the device’s user experience by rolling out Android 15 and Android 16 updates, slated for late 2024 and late 2025, respectively.
Delving into the specifics of the One UI 6.0 update, users can anticipate a revamped Quick Panel layout, a fresh font, and updated styling for emojis. Notable additions include two new widgets—Custom Camera and Weather Insight—augmenting customization options for users. Notifications undergo design enhancements, while the lock screen clock widget offers increased font and placement flexibility.
Samsung has dedicated efforts to enhance its native applications, particularly the camera app, which now features a simplified user interface. Noteworthy improvements are visible in the image and video editors, with more prominent editing controls and the video editor’s transformation into Video Studio. This upgraded tool enables users to save drafts and resume editing sessions seamlessly. Furthermore, a dedicated battery section within the Settings app adds to the array of enhancements introduced in One UI 6.0.
The launch of Android 14-based One UI 6.0 for the Exynos variant in India marks a significant stride in Samsung’s commitment to delivering updates and enriching user experiences across its device lineup.