Google has started developing a way new app archiving system for Android phones that allows users to free up valuable internal storage without having to uninstall apps or lose linked data. It’s no secret that Android phones are preloaded with a ton of bloatware that hogs onboard storage.
So far, the only option is to uninstall the less-used apps or clear the user data stored in each one. It will soon be a matter of the past. Google is working on a so-called archived APK. For those unfamiliar, the APK – abbreviated to the Android Package Kit or Android Application Package – is the building block of code to create the app.
Google Android 13 APK Archive feature
Google claims that users can free up to 60 percent of the storage space taken by an app. The company plans to seed the APK tool archived for developers with the release of the upcoming version of BundleTools 1.10.
The company’s blog post defines the archived APK as “a very small APK that stores user data until the app is reinstalled”. This feature will be available to Android smartphone users later this year as part of the Android 13 update (Android 13 APK Archive feature).
This is an opt-in feature, which means that developers can choose to enable the app archiving tool for their respective apps. For users, the ability to archive apps to store onboard storage on their phones is a great convenience.
For an instant! Samsung Galaxy S22
Take the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, for example, which is preloaded with 89 apps, most of which can be disabled but used to clean up storage space. It also does not allow for phone and storage expansion starting at $1,199.
On the other hand, the situation with cheap phones has become even worse. Samsung is not the only brand with a bloatware problem. As companies like Xiaomi and Vivo are engaged in similar strategies, Samsung is not the only brand with a bloatware problem.
So when this feature is coming!
Google did not share many technical details about the app collection system but guaranteed that the user data stored by each app would be secure. After reinstalling the archived app, it will come back as if nothing happened. The system must hibernate the app on steroids.
With Android 11, Google has begun offering a hibernation tool that resets app runtime authorizations. Android 12 further enhances this by disabling background alerts and activity for hibernated apps, deleting all app cache files, killing push notifications, and restoring runtime permissions.
Samsung Android 13: Galaxy S22, S21, S20 and S10 Lite One UI 5 Update Info
Discussions on Android 12 and its skins such as Samsung One UI 4.1 are now over as Android 13 is the new talk of the town. We shared the list of Galaxy devices that will get the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update months ago, while rumors have started to surface on the web.
According to Samsung, various S series devices including the Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra, S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, and S10 Lite are compatible with the One UI 5.0 version upgrade, based on Android OS 13. Starting October this year, the company will begin the rollout of its new One UI version to the Public.
Through this page, we provide you with detailed information on every eligible Samsung Galaxy S series smartphone for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. Therefore, if you have one of the S22, S22+, S22 Ultra, S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, or S10 Lite, should bookmark this page to stay connected.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Android 13
Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 series devices pre-loaded with Android 12-based One UI 4.1. The Android 13 will be the first major firmware upgrade for these devices, however, the S22 trio is eligible for 4 major OS and One UI upgrades.
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Samsung could start the One UI 5 Beta program for the Galaxy S22 series in the third week of this month.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Android 13
The Galaxy S21 series came pre-installed with the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 (S21 FE – Android 12) and received the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 earlier this year. Similar to the Galaxy S22 series, the last year’s flagship lineup is also compatible with 4 generations of OS upgrades.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Android 13
In 2020, the South Korean tech giant unveiled the Galaxy S20 series with monster camera capabilities for the first time in the industry. But sadly, the One UI 5 based on Android 13 is going to be the last major switch for the Galaxy S20 series including the Galaxy S20 FE.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Android 13
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup is no longer eligible for any major firmware update, however, the affordable variant is lucky, just like the S21 FE. The company is committed to providing the Android 13 upgrade with One UI 5 features to the Galaxy S10 Lite this year.
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Samsung Android 13 Beta Program: Here’s how you will be able to download and install
Samsung is busy providing the Android 12-based One UI 4.x upgrade to the eligible Galaxy devices since later last year. Meanwhile, Samsung consumers have already started wondering about the upcoming Android 13-based One UI 5 software as Google officially announced the Beta program.
Google released the first Developer Preview build of the Android 13 operating system back in February 2022. Later on, the company started the public Beta program, which is currently limited to Google’s Pixel smartphones, worldwide.
Like last year, the Korean tech giant will run its own Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program for the eligible Galaxy devices. It’s almost confirmed that the Galaxy S22 series will be the first lineup to be invited for the Beta testing activity of the new operating system.
As of now, we haven’t any confirmation regarding the timeline of Samsung’s Android 13 Beta program. However, you can go ahead with this page in order to learn how to download and install the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta update on your Samsung smartphone.
How to sign up for Samsung Android 13 Beta
Joining Samsung’s One UI Beta program is not a difficult task at all. In the near future, you will be able to sign up for the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program on your eligible Galaxy device (Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Galaxy S21 series).
As soon as the Android 13 Beta activity begins for your specific region, you will be able to join the One UI Beta through the Samsung Members app. Now, log in with your Samsung Account and tap on the Bell icon in which you should be able to see a new One UI 5 Beta registration banner.
On the newly emerged banner, simply tap and an entry form will appear so you can fill in your details. Once done, read the terms and conditions before joining the One UI 5 Beta program and press the ENROLL button to finish the signup process.
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Note: Samsung is likely to start the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program by July/August this year.
Aside from the sign-up process for the Samsung Android 13 Beta Program, we also covered the same topic for the One UI 5 Beta Program, which you can find below.
Update – July 01, 2022
Samsung is likely to start the One UI 5 Beta program based on the Android 13 operating system in the third week of this month. Initially, it will be available for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone users, however, it will expand later on.
Update – June 22, 2022
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.
Breaking: Samsung pushes Android 13 One UI 5 support to Blockchain Wallet app
We are just madly waiting for the new creation of Samsung on top of Google’s new Android 13 operating system. The One UI 5 is reportedly launching this month on Beta channel, while Samsung is already bringing Android 13 (T OS) support to one of its stock apps named Blockchain Wallet.
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In its home ground, Samsung is now rolling out a new update to the Blockchain Wallet app, bearing support for T OS, which means Android 13. T defines the codename of the new OS which is Tiramisu, an Italian dessert that Google picked for this year’s mobile platform codename.
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While the Android 13-based One UI 5 is not available for any Galaxy smartphone right now, this support rollout hints at its imminent arrival. At the same time, the company is also revealing that the One UI 4.1.1 is on the way, which is built on the Android 12L OS.
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One UI 4.1.1
Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable devices sometime in August 2022. These phones will be equipped with a new One UI iteration – One UI 4.1.1 which is based on Google’s Android 12L made for the big screen and foldable devices.
One UI 5.0
The One UI 5.0 will be a big deal for Samsung smartphone users that will bring Android 13 OS as well. Google plans to make this new version official in the next 2 months, while Samsung will be needing time until October this year to perfectly adapt it for Galaxy devices.
Samsung Blockchain Wallet
Samsung says the Blockchain Wallet keeps your private key in a single, secure location and delivers encryption for your data files with this private key. Your virtual assets are protected and your files are shared securely with Private Share with additional protection from Samsung Knox and Trusted Execution Environment (TEE).
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