Galaxy A14 5G gets One UI 5.1 in the US, along with April patch

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Samsung is pushing the One UI 5.1 update to the Galaxy A14 5G in the US. The rollout began recently for users on Verizon’s network. The company should cover eligible units on all carriers across the nation over the next few days. The update also brings the April 2023 Android security patch.

Samsung launched the Galaxy A14 5G in January this year. It was the first Galaxy device to arrive in the US in 2023. The budget smartphone came running Android 13-based One UI 5.0 out of the box. One UI 5.1 wasn’t ready back then as it debuted with the Galaxy S23 series in February.

Over the past couple of months, Samsung has pushed One UI 5.1 to several dozen Galaxy smartphones and tablets around the world. The Galaxy A14 5G started picking up the new One UI version in March. Following the initial release in a handful of Asian countries, the company expanded the rollout to Europe and other regions earlier this month. It has now reached the US as well.

The One UI 5.1 update for the Galaxy A14 5G on Verizon’s network comes with the firmware build number A146USQU2BWD4, SammyFans reports. Users on other networks should also get this release with a similar build number. More importantly, your phone will pick up a host of goodies with this update. Among those are a new Shared Family Album in Gallery, new gestures for minimizing or maximizing windows, enhanced modes and routines, activity-based wallpapers, dynamic widgets, and smart suggestions.


On top of these goodies, the Galaxy A14 5G is also gaining this month’s security patches. Samsung says the April SMR (Security Maintenance Release) contains fixes for more than 70 vulnerabilities. At least five of those are critical flaws. The company has already released the May security patch but the Galaxy A14 5G may not get it. This budget phone is only eligible for quarterly security updates. The company will skip a few releases and update it once every three months or so. Security updates will come at least until January 2027, though.

Galaxy A14 5G will also get Android 14 and Android 15

Along with four years of security updates, Samsung also promises two major Android OS updates for the Galaxy A14 5G. That means it will receive Android 14 and Android 15, along with the company’s latest One UI skin. Android 14 will bring One UI 6.0 and may start rolling at the fag end of this year or early next year. We will keep you posted.