Google has released 3 beta updates for the upcoming Android 13 OS. However, Samsung hasn’t provided any glimpse at the One UI 5.0 that will be based on Android 13. Well, we have heard some rumors and leaks that give us hints at its features.
The latest information via the tipster Ice Universe reveals that Samsung has begun One UI 5.0 development for its eligible devices. Additionally, he also said that the new custom OS will come with major animation changes.
Although the tipster didn’t say what animation changes will it bring. It could be related to charging animation, fingerprint animation, system apps animation, notification animation, unlock animation, and others.
One UI 5.0 has begun to build, and it is currently known that there are major changes in animation.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 22, 2022
One UI 5.0 animations
Samsung brought entirely new animations with Android 12-based One UI 4.0, removing the old One UI 3.x animations. But there are no prominent changes visible in the animations in the few months old One UI 4.1, it continues to use One UI 4.0.
Users are expecting the completely new changing animation and fingerprint animations. They get bored with the current one and want to try new animations with the new custom OS. Also, some One UI users expect that the company gives choice in these animations like many other animations.
One UI 5.0 faster animations
A few weeks ago, a report suggested that based on Android 13, the One UI 5.0 will bring faster animations to the devices. You might dismiss this change as little but it will significantly impact daily use.
Samsung has heavily optimized One UI to deliver smooth performance across its devices, but the slow animations ruin that experience. Meanwhile, the upcoming One UI 5.0 will fix this.
Android 13 One UI 5 Beta available for Samsung employees, internally: Report
If the recent report is true, we are not too away from the One UI 5 Beta program based on Samsung Android 13. The Galaxy S22 series might get the One UI 5 Beta in the next 2-3 weeks, while a recent report suggests that Samsung employees have access to the Beta firmware, internally.
Per the SamMobile report, the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta version is available for Samsung employees internally. Possibly, the initial build is made for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones, which will be available to Public shortly.
The report also suggests that the company is taking feedback from its employees for the upcoming software in order to provide a Stable upgrade to Galaxy consumers. Talking about the official rollout of Samsung Android 13, you should expect it in the month of October this year.
Aside from the One UI 5 Beta availability for Samsung staff members, the report mentioned nothing about an exact release date of the firmware. Meanwhile, Samsung has reportedly planned to bring the One UI 5 Beta activity in the 3rd or 4th week of July 2022.
Samsung One UI 5 will be based on the Android 13 operating system. It will take all the goodness of Google’s new OS, including a more powerful Dynamic Theming functionality that extends the color palette counts as well as compatibility with third-party apps too.
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.
- July 2
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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[Leak] Samsung One UI 5.0 has no user interface changes over 4.1
Undoubtedly, you may have been bored with the One UI 4.1’s user interface and icons and waiting for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 to get new UI tweaks on your Samsung phone. Well, there’s bad news for those who are speculating user interface and design changes with the One UI 5.0 version, as per IceUniverse.
According to the tipster, the One UI 5.0 variant has “no changes in UI (user interface) design, icons, etc”, however, Samsung has slightly improved the animation, as reported earlier. The source even claimed that there’s no difference between the One UI 5 and One UI 4, at least, when it comes to the user interface.
Bad news, the current One UI 5.0 has no changes in UI design, icons, etc. The animation has changed slightly. Other than that, there is no difference with One UI 4. Maybe they have not been built yet and need to continue to observe.🙃
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 2, 2022
If it’s going to be true, the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade will be a big disappointment for almost all Samsung consumers. Well, what’s the authenticity of this claim? Let me explain you. No doubt, IceUniverse is known as a trustworthy tipster, which has a solid tip record in the industry.
Ice might be talking about the initial build of the One UI 5 that might be under testing by Samsung insiders and the developers’ team. Last year, the company did major design changes with 3rd public Beta, therefore, there’s hope that it will happen with the One UI 5 as well.
One UI 5 Beta
It is reported that the South Korean tech giant will begin the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program in the third week of July 2022. The Galaxy S22 series devices will surely be the initial participants, while the company might expand it to more than 7 traditional markets thanks to the universal CSC for Europe.
This year, the Android 13 OS is likely to be launched in the next two months, while Beta builds revealed that there are no major changes in the user interface and Google is focussing on improvements or earlier ones. Meanwhile, Samsung is likely to bring a re-imagined UI design with One UI 5 for the Galaxy devices.
With the Android 12 operating system, Google made radical changes in the design, user interface and icons. At the same time, Samsung did limited yet remarkable modifications while crafting its Android 12-based One UI 4.0 software for Galaxy devices.