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My Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will get Android 13 but other S10 phones won’t

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2022’s Galaxy S-series is coming next month but the craze of 2019’s Galaxy S10 is still not over. The devices launched with the Android 9 software system and as promised, Samsung provided three major OS updates to the phones, which means they will spend their remaining time on the Android 12 based One UI 4.0 version.

While the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G users will have to satisfy with Android 12, the affordable variant of the lineup will get an Android 13 upgrade as well. Yes, Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is eligible for the Android 13 update and will get its taste as soon as it goes official.

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You must be thinking that these are just speculations. But no, this isn’t an assumption, Samsung has already confirmed it through its software upgrade policy.

  • Samsung One UI 4.1 coming, but we now have confirmed Galaxy devices for One UI 5.0 (Android 13) – HERE

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Android 13 update:

Before 2019, Samsung use to deliver two generations of Android OS upgrades to all Galaxy devices. But in August 2020, the company announced that all flagship Galaxy devices launched in or after 2019 will get three major Android software version updates.

As per Samsung’s new upgrade policy, flagship Galaxy devices that already came with Android 10 will get Android 13 updates and Galaxy S10 Lite is one of them. Galaxy S10 Lite was launched six months after other Galaxy S10 devices and it runs Android 10 out of the box.

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Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta under testing for Galaxy S21, S20

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Galaxy S21 S20 One UI 5.0

We were thinking its delayed, but it didn’t! Samsung officially yet amazingly began its Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program for the Galaxy S22 series, however, it’s not too away from the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S20 series devices.

The Galaxy S22 series consumers are waiting for the One UI 5.0 Beta expansion to the remaining four countries after its initial debut in South Korea, Germany, and the United States, while Samsung seems too aggressive with Android 13 testing for older lineups including the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S20 series as well.

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According to RPRNA, SamMobile heard that Samsung has started internal testing of the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 firmware on the Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra devices. However, the blog has not heard anything (like release date, Beta availability) other than what everyone knows!

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Galaxy S21 S20 One UI 5.0

Last year, the Galaxy S21 series was the initial candidate for Samsung’s Android 12 Beta testing program, which was, later on, became available for plenty of flagships and select mid-rangers. Similarly, the Korean tech giant might follow the same, this year as well, we are guessing.

After the Galaxy S22 series, the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta activity is likely to be available for the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy S21, Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20 series flagships. Meanwhile, foldables possibly receive Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 as well.

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How to disable Google Play auto-update apps

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Google Play auto-update apps

A good Google Play Store feature is automatic app updates, which guarantees that your smartphone is always running the best and most recent versions of your apps. However, if you have a limited mobile data plan, it can cost you money. Before updating, you might sometimes wish to know what will be changed in your favorite apps.

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How to Disable Automatic Updates

In a few easy steps, you can turn off Google Play Store automatic updates. While you’re about it, you may limit automatic updates to Wi-Fi connections to conserve mobile data.

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  1. Select your profile image in the top right corner of the Play Store.
  2. Select Network settings from the Settings menu, then select Auto-update apps.
  3. Tap DONE after selecting Don’t auto-update apps.
  4. If you prefer Wi-Fi-only automatic updates, you might also choose this option.

How to Disable Auto-Updates for Specific Apps

Follow the previous instructions, choose the Over any network option, and then take the following actions if you wish to disable automatic updates for only a few apps while leaving them enabled for the rest:

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  1. Reopen the Play Store, then tap the top-right corner of your profile image.
  2. Navigate to Manage applications and devices.
  3. For a list of all your installed apps, select the Manage tab.
  4. Go to the app’s settings and turn off automatic updates.
  5. On the explanation screen of the app, tap the three dots button in the upper right corner.
  6. Remove your checkmark from the Enable auto-update box.
  7. Repeat these actions on each program you want to prevent automatic updates on by going back and doing so.
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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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