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Congrats! After Google, Samsung becomes the fastest Android 12 (One UI 4.0) update provider in 2021

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Google first released the official version of Android 12 operating system in October 2021. While the new OS debuted pre-installed with Google’s latest Pixel flagship lineup, other eligible Pixel phones have received it through software update, within a few days.

Samsung, on the other hand, has significantly enhanced its software development as well as rollout segment, as result, Galaxy devices are now receiving new Android security updates even ahead of the Android maker, every month.

When it comes to the Android 12 update rollout, Samsung defeated every competitor including China as all the compatible flagship Galaxy devices have started getting the major software update in just 2021.

Samsung Android 12

 

However, the Korean tech giant had begun the official Android 12 release starting November 15 with Galaxy S21 series. Meanwhile, Samsung also vanished all the users reported issues just within a short tenure by pulling the Android 12 release.

The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 are Samsung’s luckiest smartphone lineups as they are receiving an additional (third) Android OS upgrade this year, all credits go to the new software update policy 2020.

Besides smartphones, the company’s latest flagship tablet lineup – Galaxy Tab S7 has also upgraded to Android 12 in select regions. Within a few smartphone lineups, Samsung just upgraded over a dozen models, belonging to around 100 million people.

It’s now mid-rangers’ turn?

In addition to flagship/expensive smartphones and tablets, Samsung also captured the mid-range and budget smartphone markets in several regions including the US, Europe and India (realme becoming a new threat) with offerings from the Galaxy A, Galaxy M and Galaxy F lines.

As the company has impressively started the stable One UI 4.0 based on Android 12 update distribution, it looks like, it won’t wait too long in order to shift the focus on the remaining Galaxies. We can expect, the 2021’s famous Galaxy A phones such as the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52s and Galaxy A72 will soon get the Android 12 upgrade.

Samsung Galaxy A32, Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72

One UI 4.1 coming too!

Samsung is preparing to introduce its next Galaxy S flagship lineup somewhere in February next year. If the history is any indication, the upcoming Galaxy S22 series devices will come pre-installed with the latest Android 12 OS, while a new version of its Android skin – One UI 4.1 instead of the current 4.0.

This upcoming version of Samsung One UI is likely to bring some new features alongside further optimization with the latest Android 12 OS. Just a few days after first introducing the One UI 4.1, Samsung will distribute it to several Galaxy devices, starting with flagships upgraded to Android 12.

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One UI 4.1 Device List

Coming back to 4.0, do note that, Samsung is currently rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update to all eligible flagship Galaxy devices in a handful of markets as part of first ensuring the stability of this new firmware. Have you received the Android 12 update on your Samsung device? Share your Galaxy experience with us!

Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2022! 🙂

 

These Samsung devices receiving Android 12

  • Galaxy S21 series
    1. Galaxy S21 5G
    2. Galaxy S21+ 5G
    3. Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

 

  • Galaxy Z3 series
    1. Galaxy Z Fold 3
    2. Galaxy Z Flip 3

 

  • Galaxy Note 20 series
    1. Galaxy Note 20 LTE/5G
    2. Galaxy Note 20 Ultra LTE/4G

 

  • Galaxy S20 series
    1. Galaxy S20 LTE/5G
    2. Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
    3. Galaxy S2+ LTE/5G
    4. Galaxy S20 Ultra LTE/5G

 

  • Galaxy Note 10 series
    1. Galaxy Note 10
    2. Galaxy Note 10+
    3. Galaxy Note 10+ 5G

 

  • Galaxy S10 series
    1. Galaxy S10e
    2. Galaxy S10
    3. Galaxy S10 5G
    4. Galaxy S10+

 

  • Galaxy Z Flip/Fold series
    1. Galaxy Fold
    2. Galaxy Z Fold 2
    3. Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G

  • Galaxy Tab S series
    1. Galaxy Tab S7
    2. Galaxy Tab S7+

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung Deal: Massive $277 off on Galaxy S22 Ultra [Aug 8]

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As of Aug 8, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with 256 GB in Black and Green is now $277 less expensive thanks to a significant Amazon sale that ends today. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 256 GB is currently 21 percent cheaper than its original price of $1,299, costing only $1,022.

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Burgundy, phantom black, white, and green are the four hues that the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is offered in. However, the only model for which this offer is legitimate is the Galaxy S22 Ultra in black and green. There are four sizes of storage that are available: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB.

It also includes 8 GB of RAM. The 256 GB Galaxy S22 Ultra is the only model to which this discount is applicable. It has a face camera with a 40-megapixel resolution and a 108-megapixel back camera.

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There is an 8K video recorder here. Additionally, it features the highest recording resolution and autofocus video stabilization. The integrated 5000 mAh battery has a high capacity and quick charging capabilities. The display has a 6.8-inch diameter. The S Pen, which is also a part of this agreement with the phone, is compatible with the 4nm processor inside.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra was formerly $170 off; at the new price, it is $277 off. The deal on S22 Ultra increased by $107, massive savings. Utilize this Amazon deal as soon as possible before it ends or decreases.

By paying $1,022 for the black and green Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 256 GB on Amazon, you might save $277. Therefore, click (Here) and benefit from these offers as soon as you can because they won’t be there for long. By clicking the link to view the deal page, you may take advantage of this offer and save money.

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Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Update Status [2022]

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Samsung One UI 5 Beta

Looking for the Android 13 update information for your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you are now in the right place. As Google made Android 13 official, we Samsung fans are now eagerly waiting for the One UI 5.0 upgrade.

Currently, Samsung is rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update to Galaxy devices including phones and tablets. Meanwhile, the company is expected to start Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta by July this year.

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We don’t have any Android 13 upgrade rollout plan or roadmap for Samsung devices, meanwhile, it’s likely to happen later this year, starting with the Galaxy S22 series flagships.

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With the Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Update Status [2022] page, we are providing our readers the latest insights related to the Android 13-based One UI 5 upgrade for their Galaxy devices such as phones and tablets.

This page mentions all the updates released ahead of the Android 13 update, new features, eligible Samsung devices for Android 13, One UI 5 Beta program, release date, rollout plan, roadmap, and everything you need to know.

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Samsung One UI 5 Beta

Aside from the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 updates, Samsung also rolls out new firmware updates with new features and security patches to the Galaxy devices. You can directly jump to the topics through the table of contents below.

Samsung Galaxy August 2022 Update

Starting July 27, Samsung is releasing the August 2022 Android security patches to various eligible Galaxy devices. So far, various Galaxy devices have received the latest security patch with firmware updates, however, you can check the updated devices that are mentioned here.

Samsung’s August 2022 security patch is available for a lot of Galaxy devices, however, the company will continue to distribute this software update until the next two months due to a staged rollout strategy and updates eligibility.

Aside from this, the Korean tech giant publishes the latest Security Patch Bulletin in the first week of each month. If you want to check the security patch contents, you can access them all on the official Samsung security website.

It’s important to mention that we will update this section with the latest month’s security patch as soon as any Samsung model starts receiving it. Meanwhile, you can check out all the security updates released by Samsung here.

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These devices are eligible for new monthly, quarterly, or biannual software updates from Samsung:

Current Models for Monthly Security Updates

  • Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  • Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10+ 5G, Galaxy Note10 Lite, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy XCover4s, Galaxy Xcover FieldPro, Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover5

 

Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates

  • Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy Note9
  • Galaxy A40
  • Galaxy A01 Core, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy A02, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A22e 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A82 5G
  • Galaxy A03, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A03 core, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A13 5G, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A73 5G
  • Galaxy M01, Galaxy M21 2021, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M22, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M32 5G, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M62, Galaxy M23 5G, Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy F12, Galaxy F22, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy F52 5G, Galaxy F62
  • Galaxy Tab A7, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active3
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+, Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • W21 5G, W22 5G
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A50

 

Current Models for Half Yearly Security Updates

  • Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A9 (2018)
  • Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G
  • Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A01, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy J6+, Galaxy J8
  • Galaxy M10, Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31
  • Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018), Galaxy Tab A 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)
  • Galaxy Tab S4, Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G
  • W20 5G

 

Current Wearable Models for Security Updates

  • Galaxy Watch 4
  • Galaxy Watch 4 Classic

Back in 2019, Samsung announced that all the Galaxy devices launched in/after 2019, will be having 4 years of regular security updates. However, the company has further expanded this support to five years for select models.

Apart from this, the Korean tech giant is bringing up to 4 years of major Android upgrades to all flagships launched in/after 2021, which means, security updates will be available for one more year after major updates completion.

 

What’s new with Samsung Galaxy Android 13

Samsung introduced the Android 12-based One UI 4 software with no radical design and UI changes. However, Google did just the opposite as the Android 12 features the biggest user interface changes in history.

This year, Samsung might bring changes to the overall look of the One UI with the Android 13 upgrade for the Galaxy devices. For sure, the upcoming version of the One UI won’t look like Google’s Android 13 operating system.

It’s expected that the One UI 5, based on Android 13, will come with significant design changes, improvements to the existing features/functions, new add-ons, better 3rd party app performance, and a lot more.

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Google revealed several new features of the Android 13 operating system, and all of them will surely reflect with the One UI 5 upgrade for the Galaxy devices, at the same time, we don’t have any info regarding One UI 5 features.

Android 13 development is still underway and we are hoping new features arrive with the public version of this new OS. Google is almost ready to begin the Android 13 Public rollout to Pixel devices by the end of this year.

On August 7, Samsung officially unveiled the One UI 5 Open Beta for the Galaxy S22 series smartphone users. At the same time, the company showcased a handful of highlighting features of the new Android 13 upgrade.

On July 8, folks over at 9to5Google shared their hands-on experience with the initial build of the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta. While the changelog isn’t available yet, the blog managed to share a handful of features and UI changes by comparing it with the One UI 4.1. Check here

On June 8, it was reported that Samsung is working to improve the animation speeds of various parts of the user interface, and the changes will reflect in the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software system.

 

Will my Samsung Galaxy get Android 13?

Usually, every Samsung phone and tablet is eligible for at least two major Android upgrades, while mid-rangers and older flagships for three upgrades and the latest flagships and select mid-rangers for up to four OS upgrades.

Significantly, the South Korean tech giant has improved its software offerings for Galaxy consumers, which defeats Google itself. Well, Samsung officially disclosed which Galaxy devices will be getting four generations of Android upgrades that you can check below.

Samsung Four Android Upgrades List

  • Galaxy S Series: Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE and upcoming S series devices.
  • Galaxy Z Series: Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and upcoming Z series devices.
  • Galaxy A Series: Galaxy A53, Galaxy A73 and upcoming Z series devices.
  • Galaxy Tablets: Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra and upcoming Tab S series devices.

In case you don’t find your Galaxy phone in the list mentioned above, no need to panic about that as there are a number of phones and tablets that will be surely getting the Android 13 upgrade.

 

Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Beta

Google announced the Android 13 Public Beta last month after releasing a handful of Developer Preview builds to Pixel smartphone owners. As of now, the Android 13 Beta is available for various devices from non-Google OEMs.

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There are a lot of Chinese phones that can now download and install the Android 13 Beta build ahead of the Stable release. At the same time, Samsung is out of the race the testing the Android 13 mobile platform.

Google Android 13 Release Timeline

And unquestionably, Samsung will run its independent One UI Beta program to let Galaxy users grow the new Android operating system as well as apps and new features optimization.

The latest flagship devices will be eligible for the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta testing, while the company might also join some mid-rangers and budget phones for such activity.

Samsung One UI Beta program will be limited to seven markets including South Korea, the US, India, Germany, UK, Poland, and China. And the Galaxy S22 series devices will be the first to get the stable and beta of One UI 5.

According to a recent report, Samsung is likely to start the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta testing activity by July 2022. However, we can expect the official rollout should begin later this year, possibly in October/November.

On August 7, Samsung officially unveiled the One UI 5 Open Beta for the Galaxy S22 series smartphone users.

August 05, 2022: Samsung has reportedly started the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program for the Galaxy S22 series, however, it has not been officially confirmed yet.

July 22, 2022: After the Galaxy S22, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series is most eligible to get the One UI 5.0 beta update, and reportedly the company has started testing it in the UK. Firmware version – G998BXXU5DVGA.

On 22nd June, it was reported that Samsung could soon start the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program for the Galaxy S22 series devices as test firmware has been spotted for the Galaxy S22 Plus variant running Korean ROM. For your information, the version of the test firmware is S906NKSU2ZVF6.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Release Date

As per the Android 13 Development Roadmap, Google will release the Public version of Android 13, sometime in September this year, and Samsung can’t beat the US tech giant when it comes to the fastest Android deployment.

Last year, Samsung managed to start distributing the stable One UI 4.0 update for general Galaxy S21 series users just a month after the official Android 12 rollout for Google’s Pixel devices.

This year, things will be a lot better and we can surely assume that the Korean phone maker will amaze consumers with an even boosted Android 13-based One UI 5 update distribution for the flagship Galaxy devices.

Samsung might release the stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update to Galaxy S22 series devices in late October or early November, meanwhile, we are taking it as just a rumor until the vendor officially confirms.

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Samsung unveils One UI 5 Beta with striking new features, more coming!

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Later last night, Samsung officially launched the One UI 5 Open Beta program for the Galaxy S22 series. Along with this, the company has also shared its future plans regarding expansion, availability, and more upcoming features. At the same time, Samsung unveiled striking new features of the One UI 5!

Customization

The One UI 4 adapted Android 12-like 4 Color Palette functionality, which is now expanded up to 16 preset color themes based on the user’s wallpaper and 12 more color options for their home screens, icons and quick panels to offer even more customization capability.

Stack Widgets

Stack Widgets is the second highlighting feature of the One UI 5 software which allows users to further customize their home screens by stacking widgets of the same size in a single location, as part of saving space and creating a cleaner, more organized look. Besides, here’s a new feature so you can block notifications from certain apps.

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Easier access, per-app language

With the One UI 5, Samsung simplified the process of altering sound and vibration settings with reorganized menus, which offer easier access to all ringtone volumes and vibration intensities. Per-app notification has also been adapted from Android 13 so you can use the preferred language for their different apps.

Enhanced Camera

In addition to newly added features, the One UI 5 takes user experiences to a whole new level with enhanced camera capabilities and security resources, and additional accessibility tools such as a more responsive zoom bar.

With enhanced camera features, you can more seamlessly capture high-quality photos and video with a new icon in Pro and Pro Video mode that offers useful tips and tricks on how to use the various lenses, features and controls.

Privacy and security

Not that all, the Samsung One UI 5’s has a revamped dashboard that allows Galaxy users to view the security status of their phone, check whether there are security issues, as well as it provides you with recommendations to fix them.

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Accessibility options

Derived from Android 13, the One UI 5 comes with more accessibility options to make it easier for users to interact with their devices. The Magnifier feature enables users to better view and read on their devices.

Moreover, different types of spoken assistance such as “audio descriptions of videos” and “speak keyboard input aloud” help users navigate and use devices more seamlessly. And that’s not all, check what Samsung said:

“Other exciting new features will be introduced throughout the Beta program to give you the best experience possible. Stay tuned!”

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