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Samsung lays blame for Galaxy S23 Ultra bugs on One UI 6.1 at Google's door

The Galaxy S23 Ultra. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy S23 Ultra. (Source: Samsung)
One UI 6.1 for the Galaxy S23 Ultra is the first ever software update to confer Samsung's latest AI features on its former flagship smartphone. However, the firmware version is also now firmly linked to complaints of various bugs and issues that may have arisen on the device. The OEM now admits that one of them is a thing, but shifts the blame for it to another party.

One UI 6.1 has finally come to Samsung's 2023 flagship Galaxy S23 Ultra; however, the hotly-awaited software upgrade has arrived with some strange side-effects for some units. They might include increased charging times, an increased incidence of fingerprint sensor failure and the inability to get past that new terms and conditions acceptance page for those new Galaxy AI features without resorting to Safe Mode.

The S23 Ultra's 1440p 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen's touch response is reportedly unusually laggy for some users on One UI 6.1 as well. Samsung has now acknowledged this problem, but denies responsibility for it.

Instead, the South Korean giant insists that the Google Discover side-bar of news and other content is to blame for the issue. Then again, the company is confident that force-stopping the app (under Apps -> Google in Settings), updating it on the Play Store and then returning to the Apps screen to clear its cache will solve the problem.

Hopefully, this will bring the Galaxy S23 Ultra's still-impressive performance more or less back to where it should be.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2024-04- 5 (Update: 2024-04- 5)