Google Android 13 Beta 2 went live last week, but Samsung is yet to release any preview builds based on the upcoming update. However, the Galaxy device owners will be able to test the new Android 13 changes and features through the One UI 5.0 Beta program shortly.
Many Galaxy smartphones and tablets are eligible to try out the One UI 5.0 custom software system. And as usual, Samsung’s high-end models will be the first to taste it. But what features and improvements Samsung will be bringing for us?
I know every Samsung fan is excited to know all One UI 5.0 changes. But I guess, we will have to wait till July, when the first One UI 5.0 beta is expected to release. Meanwhile, SammyFans is here with the wishlist of features that we and other Samsung users desire to have on our phones with the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade.
Samsung One UI 5.0 Features Wishlist
One UI 5.0 Effective RAM Plus
With the One UI 4.1 update, the Samsung RAM Plus feature added customization capabilities, bringing extra RAM up to 8GB. But users expect that that feature should become really effective with the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade that will boost the performance, significantly. Read more
One UI 5.0 Themed icons for third-party apps
Samsung One UI 4.1 has a color palette that syncs with your phone’s wallpaper and when enabled, it not only applies to menus, buttons, and backgrounds but also to Google and Samsung app icons on your phone.
But that is not enough, users want these themes to be functional for third-party applications on their phones as well. Fortunately, this is going to be true. Android 13 Beta reveals that just like Samsung and Google Apps adopt the Material You theme on your One UI phone, third-party apps will also. Read more
One UI 5.0 Easy QR Code Scanner
QR codes are everywhere now. Although Samsung already provides easy QR code scanning through the phone’s camera, it will become easier with future upgrades.
Samsung One UI 5.0 will let Galaxy users scan QR Codes directly from the lock screen, making it a more involuntary method of being able to scan QR codes than the existing ones. Read more
One UI 5.0 Enhanced Photo Picker
Google Android 13 has an enhanced photo picker that is likely to come in One UI 5.0 as well. With the new OS, the Photo Picker feature is being split to provide more controls over the files that can be accessed by different apps.
There are now different categories for Files and media, Photos and videos, and Music and audio. It will allow users to select specific files to share with different apps, as opposed to an ‘all-or-nothing’ method. Read more
One UI 5.0 Faster Game Loading
Android 13 introduces a faster game loading experience, which is also expected to come with Samsung’s One UI 5.0 upgrade. This feature enables games to pass the top-level state of the game and indicate whether it can be interrupted or not.
It even allows games to convey their current functional state to the operating system and the OS further reduces the load times through power management and CPU. Read more
One UI 5.0 New Charging Animation
Samsung brought a completely new charging animation with Android 12-based One UI 4.0. But the few months old One UI 4.1 doesn’t have any changes in the charging animation, it continues to use the One UI 4.0’s.
Meanwhile, users get really bored of the same thick and green-colored circular animation and are expecting some modification on this side also. Read more
One UI 5.0 Smart Home Controller
Samsung One UI 4.1 Lock Screen Settings doesn’t have any options to let you control your smart home products on the lock screen. Meanwhile Android 13 One UI 5.0 will come with a toggle to enable a feature named “Control from locked device”.
When enabled, it will give you access to some device controls on the lock screen. Read More
One UI 5.0 new Clipboard Popup
Samsung One UI 5.0 new clipboard popup will provide more context about what you copied and allow you to edit it with ease. For the image content, the pop-up shows a tiny image preview, and if it’s text, it displays the first few words. Read More
One UI 5.0 Per-app language settings
Android 13-based Samsung One UI 5.0 has Per-app language settings features that will allow you to select a different language preference for each of your apps in the Settings. This will let multilingual, who like to use different languages depending on the situation, change how they communicate from one instance to the next. Read more
One UI 5.0 Taskbar’s app drawer
Android 12L introduced a new layout for big-screen devices but was lacking a top row of intelligent, context-based app suggestions Meanwhile, Android 13 One UI 5.0 finally fixes it and adds the familiar context-based suggestions to the top row of the big screen launcher. Read more
One UI 5.0 Notification permission
One UI 5.0 will bring a major and useful feature to your Galaxy device which is Notification permission. In order to send you notifications, apps will need you to give them your permission and you can say ‘no’ if you don’t want a particular app to send notification. Read more
One UI 5.0 Auto delete clipboard history
One UI 5.0 adds a new clipboard auto-clear feature to delete the primary clip from the global clipboard after a set amount of time. This feature is similar to Gboard, which currently uses Android’s clipboard service to automatically clear any clipboard item after a set duration. Read more
One UI 5.0 Improved Bluetooth connectivity
Samsung to introduce Bluetooth Low Energy Audio which reduces energy consumption while keeping audio quality the same with the One UI 5.0 upgrade. It might also add features like location-based audio sharing, hearing aid support, as well as multi-device audio broadcasting for Android users. Read more
One UI 5.0 Improved Animation Speed
Samsung is working on a priority to further improve the animation speeds for Samsung Galaxy devices. The upcoming major upgrade will significantly improve the animation speeds on the Samsung Galaxy devices with Android 13. Read more
One UI 5.0 Redesigned Media control
Android 12 One UI 4 Dynamic theming applies your chosen color palette to all Samsung apps, Google apps, Quick settings, and others. Meanwhile, with Android 13 One UI 5, these changes will also be applied to media controls to go along with the awesome squiggly playback line.
One UI 5.0 Edit Text Feature
Although there’s no report of the arrival of this feature, nor does the Android 13 give its glimpse, it’s expected that Samsung might add an edit text feature for its stock messaging application. This feature is introduced with iOS 16 recently. Read more
- More to be added soon! Stay tuned.
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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Samsung Android 13 Update: One UI 5.0, release date, eligible devices, features and latest news
Samsung is continuously expanding the Android 12 update to various compatible phones and tablets. On the other side, Google is rapidly working on the next major OS for 2022 — Android 13. However, Samsung will bring the One UI 5.0 with Android 13 OS upgrade to Galaxy devices.
Google may introduce the Android 13 Developer Preview edition sometime in February or March 2022. After around 4 DPs, the company will begin the Public Beta testing of the Android 13 operating system in May or June, followed by the AOSP release in October or November.
Android 13 Beta: One UI 5
As Samsung’s One UI 5.0 will be based on Android 13 OS, the OEM may start Beta testing in August or September 2022. 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.
Release Date: One UI 5.0
Samsung may unveil the One UI 5.0, based on the Android 13 operating system, sometime in September 2022. In addition, the Galaxy S22 series devices will be the first to be invited for Beta testing ahead of the Public release, which is expected later this year.
Update [Apr. 8] Samsung One UI 5 Beta could release by July 2022.
Eligible Devices: One UI 5.0
Following its tradition, Samsung announced the One UI 4.1 alongside the Galaxy S22 series, in February this year. After the One UI 4.1, check out which Galaxy devices will be getting the next major OS upgrade with a new One UI — One UI 5.0.
- Also read: Samsung Android 13 Eligible Devices
Galaxy S series
- Galaxy S22 5G
- Galaxy S22+ 5G
- Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy S21 5G
- Galaxy S21+ 5G
- Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy S21 FE 5G
- Galaxy S20 LTE/5G
- Galaxy S20+ LTE/5G
- Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy S10 Lite
Galaxy Note series
- Galaxy Note 20 LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Galaxy Z series
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G
Galaxy A series
- Galaxy A73
- Galaxy A53
- Galaxy A33
- Galaxy A13
- Galaxy A23
- Galaxy A72
- Galaxy A52s 5G
- Galaxy A52 LTE/5G
- Galaxy A71
- Galaxy A51
Galaxy Tab series
- Galaxy Tab S8
- Galaxy Tab S8+
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S7 LTE/5G/Wi-Fi
- Galaxy Tab S7+ LTE/5G/Wi-Fi
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE LTE/5G/Wi-Fi
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Note: The One UI 5.0 Device List is based on Samsung’s upgrade policy and official statement.
Features: One UI 5.0
- We’ll add information regarding the One UI 5.0 features in this dedicated section.
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Samsung Galaxy S22 Android 13 update, One UI 5.0 release date, Beta and more
The Galaxy S22 series devices debuted with the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 iteration, back in February 2022. All the Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup phones are first in line to receive the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update on both Beta and Stable channels.
The 2022 Galaxy S flagship models come with support for 4 generations of Android OS upgrades. Starting with the Android 13, the Korean tech giant has promised Galaxy S22 consumers to deliver major upgrades up to Android 16, alongside 5 years of regular security patches.
Well, talking about the first OS switch, the Galaxy S22 phones will be getting the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta and Stable update sometime in July and later this year, respectively. Google introduced the Android 13 OS, as Developer Preview, in February 2022, it’s not available for any Samsung device.
Galaxy S22 Android 13 Beta Status
We are expecting the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta activity for the Galaxy S22 line sometime in July or August this year. The program should be available in 7 countries like previously, letting consumers experience the new OS and features months ahead of its Public release.
- On June 27, a report revealed that Samsung will open the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta in the third week of July 2022. Read more
- On April 7, it was reported that Samsung will first showcase the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta ROM for the Galaxy S22 series devices. Read more
Galaxy S22 Android 13 Release Date
If Samsung starts the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program in July, we can expect the Public rollout within two or three months, by October. While the initial rollout is likely to begin from the Korean market, the OEM will gradually expand its reach to the US and Europe.
- Release Date – October 2022 [Expected]
June 28, 2022
According to a recent report (via SamMobile), Samsung is going to launch the One UI 5 Beta based on Android 13 in the third week of July this year. The Galaxy S22 series phones are likely initially candidates for the upcoming One UI Beta program. Read more
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.
June 15, 2022
Last week, Samsung released a new update to the Good Lock’s One Hand Operation + module, adding support for the One UI 4.1.1 version. At the same time, the changelog revealed that the upcoming One UI 4.1.1 iteration will be based on the Android 12L operating system.
May 29, 2022
Android 13 beta 2.1 update is available for Google Pixel users who have already participated in one of the previous betas programs. This new patch update of Android 13 brings fixes for problems that appeared in the previous release.
- 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 the 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.
As confirmed by the Samsung community moderator, the Galaxy S22 May 2022 update that bears firmware version ending VE4 includes major fixes for two issues that were recently announced as an easy fix, as well as increases the security patch level. Read more
Several users are facing multiple types of issues while using the Camera on their Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, or Galaxy S22 Ultra in which the most common issue is Camera shutter lag. Read more: Samsung’s way to fix Galaxy S22 Camera shutter lag
We’ve recently checked the Beta Operations Manager’s activity webpage, 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 Samsung devices.
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.