Android 12 OS and its features are everywhere, courtesy of Samsung’s rapid software update deployment. With the major Android OS, the company introduced One UI 4.0 and One UI 4.1, which introduces minor user interface tweaks, and significant system improvements alongside additional features.
In addition, the new One UI 4.1 comes with various Galaxy S22 inspired Camera features for the Galaxy S10 Lite (unreleased) and Note 10 Lite including Night portrait functions, Pet recognition, and Light position editing to further enhance your photography experience.
As promised, Samsung delivered three major OS upgrades to 2019’s Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series of devices. While these flagship smartphones have received three big updates, they will have to spend their remaining time on the Android 12.
On the other hand, the affordable variants of Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 are luckier as they are still compatible with the upcoming Android 13 update. Nah… it’s not speculation as the Samsung software upgrade policy itself confirms the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite will get Android 13 update as well.
Android 13 for Lite, nothing for main models!
Back in August 2020, Samsung announced that all the flagship Galaxy devices launched in or after 2019 will be getting three generations of major Android OS upgrades. Accordingly, the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite are eligible for Android 13 as they were shipped with Android 10 pre-installed.
At the same time, the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G are no longer compatible with any big Android OS upgrade. The reason is undoubtedly clear as all of these handsets were introduced with Android 9 (Pie).
These 15 Samsung Galaxy S series phones will get Android 13 upgrade
Over the past six months, Samsung released two major One UI updates to its flagship Galaxy devices including the Galaxy S21, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 10, and Galaxy S10 series, alongside the eligible foldable smartphones.
The One UI 4.0 and One UI 4.1 software are based on Google’s Android 12 operating system. While the former included the major Android 12 OS upgrade in the OTA package, the latter brings additional features and improvements to the Galaxy flagship phones.
Well, Samsung is expected to bring another One UI variant on the same Android 12 OS, which will make its debut with the fourth-gen foldable phones sometime in August. The One UI 4.1.1 update is likely to come with some new features, better system optimization, and stability.
Meanwhile, Samsung’s flagship smartphone users are wondering about a big switch as Google announced the 13th major generation of its mobile platform. The Korean tech giant has a solid software upgrade mechanism that leaves no confusion in the mind of its consumers.
We are here talking about the Android 13 update eligibility for your Samsung Galaxy S series smartphone. The Galaxy S22 series will be, unquestionably!, getting the major One UI 5 update based on Android 13 later this year, while the 2020’s Galaxy S10 Lite is also eligible.
Samsung Galaxy S Series Android 13 Upgrade
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S22 Plus
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 Plus
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21 FE
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 Plus LTE
- Galaxy S20 Plus 5G
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 5G
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE
- Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- Galaxy S10 Lite
Note: SammyFans compiled the Samsung Galaxy S series Android 13 eligible device list on the basis of the company’s upgrade policies. The parent Galaxy S10 series won’t get Android 13, while its affordable variant is still compatible with another major upgrade.
Samsung Galaxy A71, A51, A41, A31, A21, A11 and A01 One UI 4.1.1 Update Info (2022)
Samsung has rolled out the Android 12-based One UI 4.0/One UI 4.1 updates to many eligible devices. And now that Samsung’s new custom software update – One UI 4.1.1 is coming, the attention of users has shifted in that direction.
Alongside many flagships and new smartphones, Samsung Galaxy A71, A51, A41, A31, A21, A11, and A01 are also officially confirmed to get the One UI 4.1.1 update, on the basis of Samsung’s Android upgrade policy.
If you own a Galaxy A series smartphone and are interested to get connected with the latest news on Samsung Android 12 and One UI 4.1.1 development for your device, you should bookmark this article as it will be updated regularly with new and authentic information.
One UI 4.1.1 Release Plan:
Last year, Samsung brought the One UI 3.1.1 custom software update for its Galaxy device owners alongside the release of the Galaxy Z Foldable lineup. This year, the company seems to be following the same plan.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are expected to enter the markets sometime in August this year. The new foldable will bring a new iteration of the One UI software system which is One UI 4.1.1.
Galaxy A71 Android 12 One UI 4.1 Update Tracker
April 30, 2022 – Android 12 based One UI 4.1 update released
The Galaxy A71 smartphone owners have started getting the Android 12 One UI 4.1 update. The comes with revamped color palette, the ability to turn off GOS, object and shadow eraser, Smart Calendar, Galaxy S22-inspired camera modes, Grammarly-powered keyboard, and much more.
March 10, 2022 – Android 12 based One UI 4.0 update released
Finally, Samsung has started releasing the One UI 4.0 update based on Android 12 for Galaxy A71 users. This major firmware update is available for the Galaxy A71 consumers in Hong Kong. Read more here.
January 29, 2022 – Checkfirm detected One UI 4.0 test build
A few days ago, the One UI test build detection app – Checkfirm spotted a new One UI update build that had been tested on the Galaxy A71. Read more
As you can see in the screenshots below, a new One UI update firmware has been tested on the Galaxy A71 LTE bearing PDA build number – A715FXXU8CVA5.
December 8, 2021 – One UI 4.0 to release in April 2022
Recently, a Galaxy A71 owner reached Samsung support, virtually, to know when will the company release a new software update as it has not received any in the last three months.
According to a Samsung rep., the Galaxy A71 will get a major software update in April 2022, which will be the Android 12-based One UI 4.0. Read more here
Galaxy A51 Android 12 One UI 4.1 Update Tracker
March 31, 2022 – One UI 4.1, Android 12
While the Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphone users have already received the One UI 4.1 update in some countries, Verizon is rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update for the device in the United States. Read more
March 28, 2022 – One UI 4.1, Android 12
Samsung has started to release the most-awaited Android 12 update to the Galaxy A51 smartphone users. Initially, the update rollout has begun in India, while the company has included both the One UI 4.0 and One UI 4.1 versions as well as the February 2022 security patch. Read more
February 02, 2022 – February 2022 security update
Samsung Galaxy A51 February 2022 update comes with One UI build version A515FXXS5EVA1. Do note that the update carries a heavy package size of around 16,159MB, therefore, you should use an unmetered connection or WiFi while downloading it. Read more
Galaxy A41 Android 12 One UI 4.0 Update Tracker
February 04, 2022 – January 2022 security update
Samsung Galaxy A41 January 2022 security update comes with the firmware version A415FXXU1CVA3. The update brings several bug fixes and CVEs/SVEs from Google and Samsung. Read more
Galaxy A31 Android 12 One UI 4.0 Update Tracker
February 16, 2022 – January 2022 security update
Samsung released the January 2022 security update to the Galaxy A31 smartphone users. The update fixes numerous privacy and security-related vulnerabilities including 2 critical, 36 high, and 5 moderate levels of CVEs. Read more
Galaxy A21 Android 12 One UI 4.0 Update Tracker
April 04, 2022 – January 2022 security update
Samsung is releasing a new software update for Galaxy A21s smartphone users in Indian markets. This update installs the March 2022 Android security patch for better system security and stability. Read more
Galaxy A11 Android 12 One UI 4.0 Update Tracker
Samsung released the January 2022 security update to the Galaxy A11 smartphone users. The update fixes numerous privacy and security-related vulnerabilities including 2 critical, 36 high, and 5 moderate levels of CVEs. Read more
Galaxy A01 Android 12 One UI 4.0 Update Tracker
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This article will be updated regularly!
Samsung Galaxy S21 Android 13 update, One UI 5.0 release date, Beta and more
In early 2021, Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 series flagships, pre-loaded with Android 11-based One UI 3.1 software. The Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra were the first to receive the Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta/Stable version, while eligible for three more major upgrades including the Android 13.
Up from the regular three OS updates promise, Samsung extended the support to four years for the Galaxy S21 series devices. Aside from the major Android and One UI upgrades, the company has also promised to deliver at least five years of regular security patches.
After the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 and One UI 4.1 updates, Samsung Galaxy S21 series phones are now eligible and eager to receive the upcoming Android 13-based One UI 5 (Beta/Stable) version. To be mentioned, Google debuted the Android 13 on the Developer Preview channel back in February 2022, while it is limited to Pixel phones.
Galaxy S21 Android 13 Beta Status
Just like the last year, Samsung’s latest Galaxy S22 series will be eligible to get the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta and One UI 5.0 Stable update, initially among the Galaxy devices. Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S21 series will join the party with the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3.
- On April 7, it was said that the Korean tech giant will first showcase the One UI 5, based on Android 13, Beta ROM for the Galaxy S22 series devices in July 2022. Read more
Galaxy S21 Android 13 Release Date
If the company goes the same as rumors, the One UI 5 will be live for Galaxy consumers in July, while the Stable distribution is likely to happen after about two months of Beta testing. Accordingly, we can expect the Android 13′ arrival for the Galaxy S21 series later this year.
- Release Date – October 2022 [Expected]
Recently, we’ve checked the Beta Operations Manager’s activity landing page, which has had no changes since January this year. We will continue to provide the latest insights regarding the Android 13 and One UI 5.0 update development for your Galaxy devices, so stay tuned…
Samsung has started releasing the May 2022 security patch to the Galaxy S22 series smartphone users starting April 25. As of now, the update is available in various Asian countries, while today reached the T-Mobile variants in the United States. Read more
In February 2022, Google released the Android 13 Developer Preview for eligible Pixel devices, however, the stable version may likely debut in October this year. However, the US tech giant will share more details about the new OS at its annual conference AKA Google I/O 2022.