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First published on December 24, 2021

In October 2021, Google launched the Android 12 operating system for mobile phones, which comes with radical design changes in addition to a bunch of new features. Going ahead, Google confirmed to unveil the foldable and big screen-focused version of Android 12L in the first quarter of 2022.

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Apart from this, we’ve started hearing more and more about the next major jump of Google in the segment of the Android operating system. To date, we’ve encountered a number of leaks and rumors regarding the Android 13, revealing all new features and changes coming next year.

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Google Android 13 Tracker

Through this Android 13 tracker, we’ll maintain a record of all the upcoming (genuine/authentic) early info about Google’s next mobile platform.

April 26, 2022

Beta 1 Rolling

Google finally releases Android 13 Beta 1. Any Pixel device owner who wants to try out the next version of Android can download the Beta update on their phones and can give feedback for further improvements.

Google Android 13 beta 1 Features include:

  • More granular access to media files: Google is introducing three new permissions:
    • For images and photos
    • For videos
    • For audio files
  • Copy/clipboard notification, like screenshots
  • New ‘Control from locked device’ setting
  • Priority mode reverted to ‘Do Not Disturb’
  • Security & Privacy Quick tile disabled
  • More ‘Basic colors’ in Wallpaper & style
  • Media player squiggles
  • More

 


 

March 01, 2022

Flashlight brightness adjustment toggle

It is reported that Google has seeded a new feature with the recent Android 13 release that lets users adjust the brightness of their phone’s flashlight.

To be noted, the same feature is already available in the Samsung Galaxy devices, while we can expect it to be more useful with the Android 13 software.

 


 

February 10, 2022

Developer Preview 1

On February 10, 2022, Google announced the Android 13 operating system, at the same time, began the Developer Preview ahead of its expected release later this year.

 


January 28, 2022

Faster games loading feature

A new report reveals that a new API is being under development that allows games to communicate their current operational state to the operating system.

If the game takes time for loading, the OS will send a nudge through to power management, followed by the CPU for a speed boost in order to reduce the load times.

 


January 14, 2022

Four new dynamic themes revealed

According to AndroidPolice, Google is working on four new styles of the theming system for the future Android version.

The four new color combinations are codenamed – TONAL_SPOT, VIBRANT, EXPRESSIVE, and SPRITZ.

 


January 13, 2022

Android 13 to allow profile switching from lockscreen

The upcoming Android 13 will allow users to switch profiles from the keyguard (PIN/pattern entry page). [Read more]

  1. Keyguard user profile switcher
  2. Home button Assistant toggle:
  3. More Panlingual bits:

 


 

January 11, 2022

Tap-to-transfer feature for media

Android 13 to feature a tap-to-transfer feature for media that could be similar to Apple’s Handoff feature that lets iPhone owners transfer media to and from the company’s HomePod speakers. [Read more]

 


 

January 10, 2022

Redesigned audio output picker

Android 13 will come with redesigned audio output picker. An audio output picker is a part of media controls. It is a button on the top right corner that allows users to quickly switch the output of audio or video to a phone speaker, earphones, Bluetooth speakers, or other devices.  [Read more]

 


 

December 24, 2021

Android 13 early build revealed four new features

XDA-Developers reportedly got a very early Android 13 build that exposed four new features that are under development by Google. The leaked Android 13 features are as follows: [Read more]

  1. App Languages
  2. Runtime Permission for Notifications
  3. TARE: The Android Resource Economy
  4. Lock Screen Clock Layout

 


December 14, 2021

Android 13 to let users disable new background app limits

With the Android 13, Google is rumored to allow users to disable the background app limits (Phantom Processes). Read more

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Verizon releases Android 13 update for all Samsung flagships – Galaxy S21, S20, S21 FE, A53, Fold 2/3, Flip 3 and Tab S8 [One UI 5]

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Samsung A52s One UI 5.0 update

On the last day of November 2022, Verizon brings this year’s biggest gift for all Samsung flagship smartphone and tablet consumers. Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 FE, S20, Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, Z Fold 2, A53 5G and Tab S8 devices locked on Verizon start getting Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update in the US.

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In addition to the newest OS upgrade, Verizon is also offering security patches of new level including October 2022 and November 2022, however, no device received the December patch. Notably, the carrier is yet to release Android 13 for Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4.

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Galaxy S21 Series (FE too)

On November 7, Samsung initially released the Stable Android 13 update for the Galaxy S21 series, which is now expanding to the Verizon network in the United States. The update carriers October patch, and users can identify the One UI 5 update via build versions as follows:

  • Galaxy S21: G991USQU5DVK3
  • S21 Plus: G996USQU5DVK3
  • S21 Ultra: G998USQU5DVK3
  • S21 FE: G990USQU4DVK5/G990U2SQU2DVK5

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Galaxy Z Fold 2/3, Flip 3

Samsung recently released the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Fold 2 devices. Meanwhile, Verizon has now pushed the major Android 13 firmware for Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Fold 2 and Z Flip 3 foldable devices with One UI 5 and November 2022 patch.

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2: F916USQU2IVK3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3: F926USQU2EVK3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3: F711USQU3EVK3

Samsung Fold Flip 3 Android 13

Galaxy S20 Series

Alongside the Galaxy S21, Samsung also started to upgrade the Galaxy S20 series in the first week of November 2022. The Galaxy Note 20 series on Verizon already upgraded to the Android 13 OS, while it’s now available for your Galaxy S20, S20+, or S20 Ultra as well. [November 2022 patch]

  • Galaxy S20: G981USQU3GVK1
  • S20 Plus: G986USQU3GVK1
  • S20 Ultra: G988USQU3GVK1

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Galaxy A53 5G

Verizon’s Android 13 update also brings the November 2022 security patch for the Galaxy A53 5G UW smartphone in the US. The One UI 5 update rollout has begun for your Galaxy A53 by Verizon and you can identify the release via version number A536VSQU4BVJ4.

Samsung A53 2nd September 2022 patch

Galaxy Tab S8

Aside from flagship phones, Verizon is also bringing the latest One UI 5 update with Android 13 OS to the Galaxy Tab S8 series devices. At present, Verizon-locked Galaxy Tab S8 Plus users can grab this software, which carrier build version X808USQU2BVK4 and November 2022 patch.

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List of Samsung phones that have received Android 13/One UI 5.0

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Android 13-based One UI 5.0 version update is available for select Samsung Galaxy devices. The company has begun the Stable One UI 5.0 update rollout for premium phones in late November, while the firmware’s deployment is planned to conclude in April 2023.

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In early August, Samsung debuted the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software iteration for the Galaxy devices. Initially, the update was released on the Beta channel for the Galaxy S22 series, which later on expanded to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy A52 devices.

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The new software features faster animations compared to the previous generation of Android 13-based One UI. Google’s latest mobile platform brings the Themed Icons feature, which is adapted for qualified Galaxy devices as well.

In addition, there are various tweaks and changes in various parts of the operating system of the Galaxy devices such as Gallery, System Settings, Notification panel, and Quick Settings interface. If you want to know more about the new One UI 5.0 changes and features, visit here.

On October 12, the South Korean tech giant unveiled Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software version. On October 24, the Galaxy S22 series started to receive this major firmware upgrade and announced the rollout schedule for various markets worldwide.

List of Samsung phones that have received Android 13/One UI 5.0:

Galaxy Z Series

  • Galaxy Z Flip 4Stable
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4Stable
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3Stable
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3Stable
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2Beta
  • Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5GBeta

Galaxy S Series

  • Galaxy S22Stable
  • Galaxy S22 Plus
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21Stable
  • Galaxy S21 Plus
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20Stable
  • Galaxy S20 Plus
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE 5GStable
  • Galaxy S20 FE – Stable
  • Galaxy S10 LiteStable

Galaxy Note Series

  • Galaxy Note 20Stable
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 10 LiteStable

Galaxy A Series

  • Galaxy A52 LTE/5GStable
  • Galaxy A33 5GStable
  • Galaxy A53Stable
  • Galaxy A73 5GStable
  • Galaxy A72Stable
  • Galaxy A71 4G – Stable
  • Galaxy A51 – Stable
  • Galaxy A22 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy Quantum 2 – Stable

Galaxy M Series

  • Galaxy M52 5GStable
  • Galaxy M32 5GStable
  • Galaxy M53 5GStable
  • Galaxy M33 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy M42 5G – Stable

Galaxy F Series

  • Galaxy F62 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy F42 5G – Stable

Galaxy Tab Series

  • Galaxy Tab S8 – Stable
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S7 – Stable
  • Galaxy Tab S7 Plus

Galaxy XCover Series

  • Galaxy XCover 6 ProStable

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Samsung One UI 5.0 update, rollout, release date, features, eligible devices

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One UI 5 update next devices

Samsung started Android 13 Beta-based One UI 5.0 testing program for Galaxy devices in early August. Moving ahead, Google officially launched the new Android 13 operating system, seeded source code to AOSP, and started the rollout for Pixel devices on August 15.

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Google first introduced the Android 13 OS in February 2022, later on, it started the Developer Preview and Public Beta program. The company confirmed that the Android 13 OS update coming to Samsung Galaxy and other OEMs’ devices later this year.

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Android 13 Beta: One UI 5

As Samsung’s One UI 5.0 is based on Android 13 OS, the OEM started Beta testing in August 2022 for the S22 series. To be mentioned, the Beta testing of the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 was begin in September, while the official rollout happened in mid-November.

One UI 5.0 Launch Date – October 12, 2022

At SDC22, Samsung unveiled One UI 5.0, based on Android 13 operating system on October 12. In addition, the Galaxy S22 series devices are the first to get the major software upgrade, starting October 24. Impressively, Samsung updated the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series to Android 13 in the first week of November.

Update [Nov. 01] Samsung shared Stable One UI 5.0 update rollout plan for eligible Galaxy devices.

Update [Oct. 24] Samsung officially debuted the Stable One UI 5 for Galaxy S22

Update [Oct. 12] Samsung unveiled One UI 5 at Developer Conference.

Update [Aug. 5] Samsung announced One UI 5 Beta program.

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Eligible Devices and roadmap

October 2022

  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra

November 2022

  • Galaxy Z Fold4
  • Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip4
  • Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Galaxy S21 5G
  • Galaxy S21 FE 5G
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20+ 5G
  • Galaxy S20 5G
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy S20 FE 5G
  • Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Note20 5G
  • Galaxy Note20
  • Galaxy A53 5G
  • Galaxy A33 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S8+, S8+ 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S8, S8 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, S8 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab S7+

December 2022

  • Galaxy Z Fold2 5G/LTE
  • Galaxy Z Flip, Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note10 Lite
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A32 5G
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M52 5G
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy M32
  • Galaxy XCover6 Pro
  • Galaxy XCover Pro
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE

January 2023

  • Galaxy A23 5G
  • Galaxy A22, A22 5G
  • Galaxy A13, A13 5G
  • Galaxy A12
  • Galaxy M23 5G
  • Galaxy M22
  • Galaxy M13
  • Galaxy M12
  • Galaxy XCover 5
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro 5G
  • Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab Active3
  • Galaxy Tab A8
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

February 2023

  • Galaxy A04s
  • Galaxy A03, A03s

 

Latest News: One UI 5.0 [Android 13]

November 30, 2022

Samsung expands Stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update to the Galaxy A52s smartphone in South Korea and Europe, followed by Middle East.

 

November 29, 2022

The Galaxy M33 5G device started to get new One UI 5.0 firmware update, based on Android 13, in a handful of European countries and India.

 

November 29, 2022

Samsung has now upgraded the 5G variant of the Galaxy A52 smartphone with Android 13-based One UI 5.0 version, carrying build number – A526BXXU1DVK2.

 

November 28, 2022

Samsung Galaxy M53 and Galaxy M62 started receiving the One UI 5 update in various countries via version numbers: M536BXXU1BVK4 and M625FXXU2CVK2, respectively.

 

November 28, 2022

Samsung has now begun the Stable One UI 5.0 update rollout for the Galaxy S10 Lite smartphones through software version G770FXXU6HVK5.

 

November 26, 2022

The Galaxy A71 starts getting its last big OS upgrade as Android 13 in several European countries with version number – A715FXXU8DVK1.

 

November 30, 2022

Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip 4G/5G start receiving One UI 5 firmware update.

 

November 24, 2022

Samsung has begun rolling out the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy A72 smartphone customers.

 

November 21, 2022

Samsung has finally started to roll out the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy Note 10 Lite smartphones.

 

November 20, 2022

Samsung introduces the Android 13-based Stable One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy S20 FE smartphone users.

Inspired by Google’s latest mobile platform, the One UI 5.0 update carries wonderful new features and refreshed user interface.

November 17, 2022

Samsung Galaxy A52 LTE smartphone users have started receiving the stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update, starting for users in Russia.

 

November 17, 2022

Samsung has begun dispatching the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 stable update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone users in India.

 

November 17, 2022

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 customers can now install the stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update in India. Initially, the update is rolling out for One UI 5.0 Beta testers in the country.

 

November 17, 2022

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable smartphones are now starting to receive the major One UI 5.0 update.

 

November 15, 2022

Samsung has now amazingly released the major Android 13 update for the budget Galaxy M32 5G smartphone. The initial update rollout is happening in the Indian markets, while others will follow soon!

November 14, 2022

Samsung has now started to roll out the Stable Android 13 update for Galaxy M series mid-range smartphones. The Galaxy M52 5G becomes the first Samsung phone to grab the new Android 13-based One UI 5.0 firmware update

November 14, 2022

The Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro rugged smartphone is the latest recipient of the Android 13 One UI 5.0 update. The device is picking up its first major software update in Europe at the present time, while users in other regins will receive it shortly.

November 14, 2022

The Galaxy Tab S8 has become the first Samsung tablet lineup to install the One UI 5.0 update. The fresh software update brings a great number of new features alongside so many improvements over Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1.

November 11, 2022

Samsung Galaxy A73 smartphone users have begun collecting the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update with lots of new features and enhancements.

November 11, 2022

After Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung has begun rolling out the stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 users in the US. Initially, the update is dispatched for Beta customers in the country.

November 11, 2022

Samsung started releasing the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphone users in the US. The latest software update started to release for the Beta participants in the United States with build version F936U1UEU1BVK3.

November 09, 2022

After the flagship devices, Samsung has now begun rolling out the major Android 13 One UI 5.0 software update for the famous mid-range Galaxy A53 smartphone.

November 08, 2022

Samsung kicks off the One UI 5.0 update rollout for the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, S21 Ultra, Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra flagship smartphones in select European countries.

PSA: Samsung impresses Galaxy S21, S20 and Note 20 users with Android 13/One UI 5.0 update

October 24, 2022

Samsung started rolling out the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone users in these markets:

  • Europe
  • South Korea
  • India

 

October 22, 2022

Samsung reportedly released the One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy S22 series in Italy. The report also suggests Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 will start getting One UI 5.0 on Oct. 24.

 

October 12, 2022

Samsung unveiled the new One UI 5.0 software iteration at Samsung Developer Conference. Rollout for S22 series will start before the end of this month.

 

September 24, 2022

There is a common problem spotted in the One UI 5.0 Beta firmware, which occurs screen blackening in case of sleep mode is activated. Moreover, the sleep mode is automatically activated if Beta participants access the clock sleep time.

Check how to fix

 

September 24, 2022

Flagship phones including the Galaxy S series and Galaxy Z series are unquestionably the top priority of Samsung. Meanwhile, it’s good to see that the company doesn’t want even mid-range smartphone users to wait longer for the new Android version.

These Galaxy phones will get Android 13 before 2022 ends

  1. Galaxy S22
  2. Galaxy S22 Plus
  3. Galaxy S22 Ultra
  4. Galaxy S21
  5. Galaxy S21 Plus
  6. Galaxy S21 Ultra
  7. Galaxy Z Fold 4
  8. Galaxy Z Flip 4
  9. Galaxy Z Fold 3
  10. Galaxy Z Flip 3
  11. Galaxy A53

 

September 23, 2022

After installing the One UI 5 Beta 3 update on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, it has been noted that the Wallpaper app is not working properly.

 

September 23, 2022

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 One UI 5.0 test builds have appeared in the South Korean Community.

September 23, 2022

Samsung released the third One UI 5.0 Beta update for the Galaxy S22 series devices, which brings the ability to apply Themed Icons on compatible Samsung, Google, and Third Party apps.

September 15, 2022

For the customization department, One UI 5.0 introduces a brand new Wallpapers section, featuring device-specific wallpapers in Featured tab, Graphical, Colors, and so on, that are available to download here.

Samsung One UI 5.0 Wallpapers

September 22, 2022

Samsung pushed the second One UI 5.0 Beta firmware to the Galaxy S21 series devices in India and UK, bringing new features, and notable improvements.

September 22, 2022

Samsung has finally started to release the One UI 5.0 Beta 3 update for the Galaxy S22 series devices. It comes with important improvements in various aspects of the user experience in order to solve animation-related problems.

 

September 22, 2022

Users of Galaxy A52 users will soon enjoy the One UI 5.0 feature ahead of its official release as the One UI 5 forum goes live.

Samsung Galaxy A52 One UI 5 beta

September 15, 2022

A new test build appeared, pointing out that the E625FDDU2CVI6 is the latest One UI 5.0 test firmware, which is available for select units internally.

 

September 12, 2022

Samsung officially confirmed the SDC 2022 event for October 12, where, it will unveil new software advancements for Galaxy ecosystem. At the same time, the South Korean tech giant will introduce the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software.

 

September 9, 2022

As per tipster IceUniverse, the third beta of Samsung One UI 5.0 will improve the animations compared to the current beta version. Samsung may release the third One UI 5.0 beta update anytime in the next week for Galaxy S22 smartphones.

 

September 8, 2022

Samsung started the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program for the Galaxy S21 series in South Korea, Europe and India, while the US, Germany, China and Poland are in the queue.

 

 

September 6, 2022

Checkfirm detected a new test firmware for the Galaxy F62, which suggests that the device could soon get the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade.

 

September 2, 2022

A Samsung Members Beta notice shared by the user suggests that Galaxy S22 Beta participants will get the third One UI 5.0 Beta, based on Android 13, next week.

August 30, 2022

Samsung started the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta testing program for the Galaxy S21 series in South Korea and the UK.

 

 

August 15, 2022

On August 15, Google officially released the new Android 13 OS to AOSP and began the rollout for Pixel phones enrolled in the Beta program.

At the same time, the company confirmed that the Android 13 is coming to Samsung Galaxy and other OEMs devices later this year.

August 15, 2022

Today, Google has begun the Stable Android 13 update rollout for all the eligible Pixel smartphones as well as pushing the source to AOSP.

 

August 12, 2022

According to the Samsung community, the Korean tech giant may open Android 13-based One UI 5.0 internal beta recruitment on August 23 in China.

 

August 11, 2022

Tipster IceUniverse’s review of One UI 5 Beta suggests that Samsung has not made significant improvements for the consumers.

Even, the faster animations, which were promised in early rumors also staying like rumors as there are no major or significant changes in the speeds.

 


 

August 09, 2022

09/08: Samsung testing Android 13/One UI 5.0 on Galaxy A52s, A53

09/08: One UI 5.0 Call Screen feature is not available in the US

09/08: One UI 5.0 removed a Quick Settings toggle in Notification panel

09/08: Samsung One UI 5.0 Beta unplugged Good Lock suite

08/08: Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta under testing for Galaxy S21, S20


 

August 05, 2022

One UI 5 Open Beta

The Galaxy S22 series started testing Android 13-based One UI 5 Open Beta in South Korea, Germany and the US.


 

July 25, 2022

One UI 5 Beta Forum

Samsung has silently opened the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta Program forum for consumers in South Korea. You can access the One UI Beta Program discussion and feedback page in the official community.

 


July 25, 2022

One UI 5.0 Emoji Download

The Android 12-based One UI 4 uses emoji designs from Unicode Emoji 13.1 set that was approved in September 2020. While the forthcoming One UI 5.0’s emojis are based on September 2021’s Unicode Emoji 14.0. Check and download here


 

July 12, 2022

One UI 5.0 7 new emojis

A Reddit user shared the images of 7 new emojis that are claimed to be coming with the One UI 5.0 beta. A couple of these emojis look like updated versions of what Samsung already has while others are new and different.

July 09, 2022

One UI 5.0 Beta First Look

Samsung is likely to start the Android 13 Beta program for Galaxy devices in the third week, while we just got our first look at One UI 5 Beta design and UI changes.

 

June 29, 2022

One UI 5.0 Beta launching July 3rd week

According to a recent report, Samsung’s going to launch the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program in the 3rd week of July 2022.

Moreover, the company is aiming to start distributing the Stable Android 13 update with One UI 5.0 features to Galaxy devices by October this year. Read more

 

June 22, 2022

One UI 5.0 development begun

Tipster IceUniverse revealed that Samsung has started the development of the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software for the Galaxy devices.

According to the info, the major software upgrade will come with improved animation speeds in various segments of the user interface for better experiences. Read the full story here

 

June 08, 2022

Android 13 Enhanced Animation Speed

According to the latest report, the One UI 5.0 upgrade will significantly improve the animation speeds on the Samsung Galaxy devices with Android 13. Read the full story here

 


 

June 01, 2022

Android 13 incompatible Galaxy devices

Various Galaxy phones and tablets are eligible to receive the Android 13, however, we’ve compiled a list of Samsung devices that won’t get this major upgrade. Check the list below.

  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10+
  • Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy S10 5G
  • Galaxy Fold

 


 

May 27, 2022

Android 13 Beta 2.1

Android 13 Beta 2.1 update fixes several issues such as typing in the search bar resulting in an empty list of suggestions, the device crashing when turning on the hotspot or disconnecting Android Auto, and hearing a call dialing sound in the background during a phone call.

  • Fixed an issue where typing in the search bar resulted in a blank list of suggestions.
  • Fixed an issue where devices would crash and restart when turning on hotspot.
  • Fixed an issue where a continuous call dialing sound could be heard in the background during a phone call.
  • Fixed an issue where devices would crash and restart after disconnecting from Android Auto.

 


 

May 26, 2022

Lock screen x Smart home devices

One such feature we are expecting is the ability to control Smart home devices from Lock screen of your Galaxy device.

Android 13 beta reveals that this feature will be disabled by default, however, you can enable it from the settings of your phone. Maybe, it will come enabled with Samsung One UI 5.0.

 


 

May 11, 2022

Android 13 Beta 1 available for Chinese phones

Samsung has plans to introduce the One UI 5 Beta by July 2022, while Chinese tech makers including OnePlus, Oppo and Realme just allowed their flagships to download the Android 13 Beta 1 build. Read more


 

May 03, 2022

Google I/O 2022

Google confirmed that the Google I/O 2022 event will be held on May 11 and May 12, where the officials will give keynote speeches.

It’s expected that the company will introduce more features of the upcoming Android 13 operating system, Google Pixel 6a phone, Pixel Watch and more.

 


 

April 27, 2022

Android 13 Beta 1

Google released the first Beta update of the Android 13 operating system to the eligible Pixel smartphones including the Pixel 4 to Pixel 6 Pro.

New features

  • More granular access to media files: Google is introducing three new permissions:
    • For images and photos
    • For videos
    • For audio files
  • Copy/clipboard notification, like screenshots
  • New ‘Control from locked device’ setting
  • Priority mode reverted to ‘Do Not Disturb’
  • Security & Privacy Quick tile disabled
  • More ‘Basic colors’ in Wallpaper & style
  • Media player squiggles

 


 

April 26, 2022

Android 14 codename leaked

Google has not yet released the Android 13 operating system to Public, but, the codename of its successor – Android 14 has been already revealed.

According to the reports, devs found Upside Down Cake marking in the AOSP code change, which confirms Android 14’s dessert name. Read more

 


 

April 08, 2022

One UI 5 Beta coming this July

Internal sources heard that Samsung will start the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program for the Galaxy devices in July 2022.

Initially, the activity will be available for the Galaxy S22 and upcoming foldable devices such as the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. Read more

 


 

March 29, 2022

Hidden screen saver complications

Thanks to Mishaal Rahman, we now have our first look at Android 13’s hidden screen saver complications.

While, it’s quite buggy, you can see the At a Glance widget (smartspace), time, date, weather, and battery overlaid on the “Colors” screen saver.

 


 

March 20, 2022

New APK Archive feature

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. Read more

 


 

March 11, 2022

Hub Mode for tablets

A few days ago, it was reported that Google is testing some tablet-specific features on the first Developer Preview build of Android 13.

The under-testing changes include a new Hub Mode for tablets, improvements for the docked tablet experience, revamped screen saver and more.

 


 

March 03, 2022

Flashlight brightness adjustment toggle

It is reported that Google has seeded a new feature with the recent Android 13 release that lets users adjust the brightness of their phone’s flashlight.

To be noted, the same feature is already available in the Samsung Galaxy devices, while we can expect it to be more useful with the Android 13 software.

 


 

February 10, 2022

Developer Preview 1

On February 10, 2022, Google announced the Android 13 operating system, at the same time, began the Developer Preview ahead of its expected release later this year.

 


 

January 28, 2022

Faster games loading feature

A new report reveals that a new API is being under development that allows games to communicate their current operational state to the operating system.

If the game takes time for loading, the OS will send a nudge through to power management, followed by the CPU for a speed boost in order to reduce the load times.

 


January 14, 2022

Four new dynamic themes revealed

According to AndroidPolice, Google is working on four new styles of the theming system for the future Android version.

The four new color combinations are codenamed – TONAL_SPOT, VIBRANT, EXPRESSIVE, and SPRITZ.

 


January 13, 2022

Android 13 to allow profile switching from lockscreen

The upcoming Android 13 will allow users to switch profiles from the keyguard (PIN/pattern entry page). [Read more]

  1. Keyguard user profile switcher
  2. Home button Assistant toggle:
  3. More Panlingual bits:

 


 

January 11, 2022

Tap-to-transfer feature for media

Android 13 to feature a tap-to-transfer feature for media that could be similar to Apple’s Handoff feature that lets iPhone owners transfer media to and from the company’s HomePod speakers. [Read more]

 


 

January 10, 2022

Redesigned audio output picker

Android 13 will come with redesigned audio output picker. An audio output picker is a part of media controls. It is a button on the top right corner that allows users to quickly switch the output of audio or video to a phone speaker, earphones, Bluetooth speakers, or other devices.  [Read more]

 


 

December 24, 2021

Android 13 early build revealed four new features

XDA-Developers reportedly got a very early Android 13 build that exposed four new features that are under development by Google. The leaked Android 13 features are as follows: [Read more]

  1. App Languages
  2. Runtime Permission for Notifications
  3. TARE: The Android Resource Economy
  4. Lock Screen Clock Layout

 


December 14, 2021

Android 13 to let users disable new background app limits

With the Android 13, Google is rumored to allow users to disable the background app limits (Phantom Processes). Read more

Features: One UI 5.0 [Android 13]

One UI 5 Upgrade (Android 13)

One UI 5 brings you more powerful personalization and makes it easier to get things done across your Galaxy devices.

Your Galaxy, your way

More options for your color palette

It’s easier to find the colors that are right for you. Choose from up to 16 color themes based on your wallpaper as well as preset color themes that aren’t related to your wallpaper.

Stack widgets on your Home screen

Combine several widgets of the same size into a single widget to save space on your Home screen. Just drag a widget onto the stack to add it, then swipe to switch between widgets.

Easily see who’s calling

Set a different call background for each contact so you easily see who’s calling with just a quick glance.

Get only the notifications you allow

When you use an app for the first time, you’ll be asked whether you want to receive notifications from it. Feel free to say no to apps that you don’t want to disturb you.

Easier access to app notification controls

Is an app sending you too many notifications? It’s easier than ever to block it with reorganized notification settings placing app notification controls at the top.

Choose which types of notifications apps can send

You now have separate control over whether apps can show pop-up notifications, app icon badges, and notifications on the Lock screen. Allow all types, some, or none. It’s up to you.

Stay on top of reminders due today

The new Today category shows only reminders due today. You’ll also be reminded of reminders due today at the top of the main screen in the Reminder app.

Show and hide completed reminders

You can show or hide the completed reminders in any category. Show to see what you’ve already done, or hide to stay focused on things you still need to finish.

Choose the right view for your reminders

Choose the simple view to show more reminders on the screen at once or an expanded view that includes details such as the due date and repeating conditions.

Set a language for each app

Want to use some apps in one language and other apps in another? You can now choose which language will be used for each app in Settings.

Edit your Lock screen wallpaper collection

After selecting a group of images to use for your Lock screen wallpaper, you can easily add or remove images later.

Customize the spacebar row in Samsung Keyboard

You can choose which function keys and punctuation marks to show in the bottom row of the keyboard next to the spacebar.

Improved sound and vibration settings

Menus have been reorganized to make it easier to find the sound and vibration options you need. Set your ringtone and change the volume and vibration intensity, all in the same place.

Be more productive

Extract text from any image or screen

Extract text using Samsung Keyboard, Internet, Gallery, or whenever you take a screenshot. Paste the result into a message, email, or document instead of typing.

Get suggestions based on text in images

When text appears in an image in Gallery, Camera, or other apps, actions will be recommended based on the text. For example, if you take a picture of a sign with a phone number or web address on it, you can tap to call the number or visit the site.

Do more with your connected devices

The Connected devices menu has been added to Settings, making it quicker and easier to access features that work with other devices, like Quick Share, Smart View, and Samsung DeX.

Switch your view with a gesture

Switch from full screen to split screen view by swiping inward with two fingers from the left side, right side, or bottom of the screen. Switch from full screen to pop-up view by swiping inward with one finger from either corner at the top of the screen. Gestures can be turned on or off in Settings.

Quickly open apps in split screen

Just drag an app from the Recents screen to the side of the screen where you want to open it.

Use several timers at once

You can now start a new timer in the Clock app even if another timer is still running.

More control over calendar event invitees

When you add an event to your Google calendar, you can choose whether invitees are allowed to see who else is invited to the event and also choose whether they can invite other people.

Enhanced taskbar in Samsung DeX

A search button has been added to make it easier to find apps you want to use, and you can right-click certain apps to quickly access tasks within the app. You can also customize which buttons and apps you want to appear on your taskbar.

New notification indicator in DeX

A red dot will appear on the notification button in your taskbar if any new notifications have been received since the last time you opened the notification panel.

Mini calendar in DeX

Clicking the date in your taskbar now opens a mini calendar, allowing you to quickly check upcoming events without opening the full Calendar app.

Better support for physical keyboards

Samsung Keyboard features such as emoji input and text correction are now

More powerful search in My Files

Choose whether to search all files or only files in the current folder. You can also choose between searching only file names or searching information inside of files, such as text in documents or location information in images. When your search is complete, you can sort the results by name, date, size, or file type.

Redesigned Digital Wellbeing

The Digital Wellbeing app has been redesigned to make it easier to access the features you need, like screen time reports and app timers. Bedtime mode and Focus modes have been moved to Bixby Routines.

Do more with Bixby Routines

Bedtime mode moved to Bixby Routines

You can now manage Bedtime mode in Bixby Routines instead of Clock. Bixby Routines lets you automate more actions when it’s time for bed, like turning on Do not disturb or changing other settings on your phone.

Choose modes based on your activity

Choose a mode based on what you’re doing, such as exercising, studying, or working, then choose what you want your phone to do in each situation. For example, turn on Do not disturb when you’re studying or play music when you’re exercising.

Easier to discover preset routines

A simplified layout makes it easier to find routines that are useful for you in Bixby Routines.

Check running routines quickly

Routines that are currently running are now shown at the top of the Bixby Routines screen so you can understand what’s happening and make changes if necessary.

More actions and conditions for your routines

Automatically start routines when you use Airplane mode. Routines can now turn on the Assistant menu and adjust the left/right sound balance.

Express yourself

New emojis available for emoji pairs

In Samsung Keyboard, more than 80 additional emojis are available for creating an emoji pair. You can now combine emojis based on animals, food, and other obiects in addition to facial expressions. Choose the perfect combination to get your feelings across.

New AR Emoji stickers

New stickers are available for download so you can always find the right sticker to express your emotions.

More default stickers for your AR Emoii

When you create a new AR Emoji, 15 stickers are created by default giving you even more ways to express yourself.

Transparent backgrounds for AR emoji stickers

Create stickers with transparent backgrounds so they fit better in your photos and social media posts.

Create videos with 2 emojis together

Use 2 different emojis to create fun videos you can share with friends, set as a call background, or show on your Lock screen. Various dances and poses are available as templates.

Use any picture as your emoji background

In Scene and Mask modes, you can choose any picture from Gallery to use as the background for your emoji.

Add stickers to your Google calendar

When you add an event to your Google calendar, you can now add stickers that make it easy to recognize the event at a glance. After adding a sticker to an event, the sticker will be visible in both calendar and agenda views.

Create stickers from any picture

Create reusable stickers from any picture in your gallery. Use the lasso tool to select the content of your sticker, then add decorations or outlines.

New stickers in Photo Editor

60 new preloaded emoji stickers are available for decorating your pictures.

More ways to edit GIFs

You can trim and transform animated GIFs to make them the right size or shape. You can also use the same editing features that are available for still images to decorate your GIF however you like.

Rearrange expression buttons in Samsung Keyboard

Touch and hold the emoji, sticker, and other buttons to rearrange them.

Enter kaomoji directly from Samsung Keyboard

Spice up your chats and texts with preset Japanese-style facial expressions created using keyboard symbols. (*^.^*)

Pictures and videos

Get help with Pro mode

A help icon will appear in Pro and Pro video modes. Tap the icon to get tips and guidance for using the various lenses, options, and controls.

Histogram in Pro mode

Use the histogram to check the brightness of each tone to help you get the perfect exposure.

Zoom more easily with one hand

The zoom bar has been condensed so you can Zoom in or out farther with a single swipe.

Easily go back to Photo mode

When you use camera modes located in the More menu, a Back button is now available to take you back to Photo mode at any time.

Add watermarks to your pictures

Automatically add a watermark in the corner of each picture containing the date and time a picture was taken, or your phone’s model name, or other custom information.

Telephoto lens is now supported in Food mode

Take better close-up shots of food using the telephoto lens.

All-new look for Stories

Stories that are automatically created in your Gallery have been revamped with an immersive slideshow view. Just tap or swipe to move between pictures and videos in your story.

Choose filters more easily

The filter selection menu has been streamlined in Camera, Photo Editor, and Video Editor. All filters are available in one list, making it easier to find the perfect filter for your picture or video.

Quicker Bixby when you need it most

Faster than ever

On-device mode saves Bixby commands on your phone so they work faster and don’t require a data connection.

Answer calls, alarms, and timers without “Hi, Bixby”

When you’ve got an incoming call or an alarm or timer rings, you can get help from Bixby without saying “”Hi Bixby.’ Just say “”‘Answer the phone” or ‘Turn off the alarm.

Stay safe and secure

Check your phone’s security status at a glance

The new Security dashboard in Settings shows whether your phone has any security issues and helps you fix them quickly.

Get help in an emergency

Quickly press the Side key 5 times to call emergency services even if your phone’s in your pocket or you aren’t able to talk.

Integrated emergency contact list

Create an emergency contact list that includes the people you want to contact in case of an emergency. The same contact list can be used for emergency features on both your watch and your phone.

Get a warning before you share personal information

The share panel will let you know when you attempt to share photos that contain sensitive information, such as credit cards, ID cards, or passports, so you can reconsider whether you really want to share them.

Security and privacy information for websites

An icon will appear in the address bar in Samsung Internet to show a site’s security status. Tap the icon to learn which information the website collects and tracks.

Accessible to everyone

More accessibility options in the quick panel

High contrast font, Color inversion, Color adjustment, and Color filters can be added to the quick panel for easier access.

Magnifier is easier to access

Turn on the Magnifier shortcut in Accessibility settings to get quick access to the Magnifier feature. Magnifier uses your phone’s camera to enlarge items in the real world so you can take a closer look or make them easier to read.

More spoken assistance

Choose from various types of voice feedback to get help using your phone even if you can’t see the screen clearly. You can make your phone read out keyboard input so you can be sure you typed the correct letter, use Bixby Vision to recognize nearby objects and tell you what they are, and turn on descriptions that explain what’s happening in a video (only for supported videos).

Improved support for braille displays

TalkBack now provides native support for braille displays without the need to install extra apps.

Your braille display will work with most features of your phone, including the initial setup process.

English, Spanish, Arabic, and Polish are supported.

Easily edit your Accessibility button

Tap and hold the Accessibility button to quickly change the features you can access using the button.

New actions available for Corner actions

When you move your mouse to one of the corners of the screen, you can now click and hold, drag, drag and drop, go to the top of the screen, or go to the bottom.

Additional changes

New layout for notifications

App icons are larger, making it easier to see which app sent the notification. Text alignment has also been improved to make notifications easier to read.

Screen calls before you answer

Let calls be answered automatically to ask the reason for the call. If you can’t or don’t want to talk, you can tap or type a response that will be read aloud to the caller.

Drag and drop bookmarks between folders

Keep your Samsung Internet bookmarks organized by dragging and dropping them between folders.

Play sound on your PC with Link to Windows When using phone apps on your PC, you can choose whether to play sound from the app on your phone or on your PC using a button in the app title bar.

Check your battery’s health

Battery health information has been added in Device care to help you check the status of your battery. If your battery’s health is declining, we’ll let you know so you can consider replacing it.

More options for RAM Plus

RAM Plus can now be turned off completely in Device care if you don’t need it or don’t want it to use any storage space.

Show app names in the Apps edge panel

Turn on Show app names to make app names appear below the app icons.

Galaxy Themes

Some downloaded themes may not be compatible with Android 13. If your theme isn’t compatible, your phone’s default theme will be used after upgrading.

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