In March 2021, Samsung launched three mid-range Galaxy A series smartphones called – Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and Galaxy A72. Talking specifically about the Galaxy A72, the device is equipped with Snapdragon 720G processor, S-AMOLED display, IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, and more.
Launched pre-installed with the Android 11-based One UI 3.1, the Galaxy A72 is eligible for software upgrades up to Android 14. Furthermore, this mid-range handset is also eligible for new security patch updates in every three months.
In this article, we will cover every latest (major + minor) software update released for the Galaxy A72 anywhere across the globe.
Latest Samsung Galaxy A72 Update
If you want to manually check for the latest update, head to your device Settings, tap on Software updates, and finally hit the Download and install button.
These Samsung devices support One UI 4.1 Smart Widget
Samsung smartphones eligible for the Android 12 upgrade are nowadays getting the One UI 4.1, instead of the One UI 4.0. While the flagship Galaxy devices had received the One UI 4.0 upgrade too, the One UI 4.1 is now also available with more features and improvements.
While the One UI 4.1 update is packed with a lot of new features, the Smart Widget is one of the most highlighting arrivals. Compared to the traditional widgets, the new One UI 4.1 widgets are really smart and embeds contents of more than a single widget, even without occupying space.
Almost all the flagship Galaxy devices upgraded to the Android 12 OS have received the One UI 4.1 software, meanwhile, the new Smart Widget feature is not available on all. The reason behind this feature’s unavailability isn’t clear as of now, but we’re expecting that it should be available for at least all flagships.
When the One UI 4.1 update was deployed for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable phones, it was found that the Smart Widget feature has not arrived. At the same time, the Galaxy S21 series and some other models have received the Smart Widget feature, which is exactly the same as available on the Galaxy S22 series.
However, the One UI 4.1 rollout is underway and Samsung is trying to release the Android 12-based update by mid-2022. Talking about the availability of the Smart Widget feature, we are maintaining a list of Samsung devices that are offering this useful One UI 4.1 feature.
Which Samsung devices have Smart Widget?
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22 Plus
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21 Plus
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 FE
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10 Plus
- Galaxy S10 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
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.
Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 Beta/Stable release date revealed
I’m eagerly waiting for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade for my Samsung smartphone, like other fans. Earlier reports revealed that the company will start Beta program in early July for the Galaxy S22 series, while a recent report gives us a more clear understanding about its Beta and Stable release date.
As per the SamMobile report, Samsung is reportedly launching the One UI 5 Beta program based on Android 13 in the third week of July. The Beta build will first be available for the Galaxy S22 series, well, it will expand to Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 consumers, later on.
As soon as Samsung starts the Android 13 Beta program, the Galaxy S22 series smartphone users will be able to join the activity in select regions. After testing the new One UI 5.0 update in Beta channel, Samsung aims to begin the Stable rollout by October this year.
Last year, the South Korean tech giant started the Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta program in August, while the Stable firmware released in min-November. This year, the overall process seems going faster as compared to the last year’s rollout.
There’s a lot of Samsung smartphones and tablets eligible for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade. After bringing it to the latest flagship, the company will gradually make it available for the remaining Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy S21, Note 20, S20, S10 Lite, Note 10 Lite and more.
As per the recent report, Samsung is working to boost up the animation speeds with the One UI 5.0 upgrade. With this upgrade, consumers will experience even smoother and faster animation speeds in various parts of the user interface …continue reading
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