At the I/O 2022, Google started the Android 13 Beta program for select flagship models from various OEMs, excluding Samsung. Unquestionably, we Samsung fans are eagerly waiting for the Android 13 upgrade, while there’s no One UI 5 Beta program announcement happened at Google’s mega event.
Earlier this year, the US tech giant introduced the new Android 13 mobile platform for the Pixel devices on the Developers Preview channel. Shortly after releasing some DP builds, the company released the first Public Beta for Pixels, followed by a new Beta for some non-Pixel phones too.
For years, the Korean tech giant is running an independent Beta testing program for the new Android operating system. This year too, the Samsung Galaxy devices will be able to test the new Android 13 changes and features through the One UI 5 Beta program.
Last year, Samsung invited the Galaxy S21 consumers to first test the Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta update. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra are the first in line to get the One UI 5 Beta and Stable update, this year.
So far, Samsung has not disclosed its plans for the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta testing program for the eligible Galaxy devices. Meanwhile, this page is going to guide you on how you will be able to download and install the One UI 5 Beta on your Galaxy, whenever it goes official.
How to sign up for Samsung One UI 5 Beta
Samsung created a quite easy way to sign up for the new Android OS-based One UI Beta program. Maybe next month, you will have the opportunity to get the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta ROM on your eligible Galaxy flagship (Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Galaxy S21 series).
Once the Beta program begins in your country, you just need to head towards the Samsung Members app available on all Galaxy phones. First of all, log in with your genuine Samsung Account then tap the Bell icon to access the notices and recent announcements.
Here, you should have a notice regarding One UI 5 Beta registration, tap on it and an entry form will appear so you can fill in your details. Now, the company will show you the terms and conditions of the One UI Beta program, read them carefully then hit the ENROLL button to conclude the Beta joining procedure.
Image: One UI 4 Beta
Note: Samsung is expected to showcase the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program by July/August this year.
June 22: Samsung has reportedly started the development of the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta firmware for the Galaxy S22 series smartphones, read more here
May 30: We are covering all the Android 13 operating system’s features that might be the parts of Samsung’s One UI 5.0 software system. It includes upgraded dynamic themes, effective RAM Plus, themed icons, more security privacy dashboard, and more, check here.
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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These Samsung phones won’t get Android 13 upgrade [List]
Google is going to introduce the Android 13 operating system later this year, while Samsung is likely to start the One UI 5 Beta activity for Galaxy phones by July. 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.
Samsung offers up to four generations of major Android upgrades to flagship Galaxy phones and tablets launched in/after 2021. Meanwhile, older flagship Galaxies such as the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series were compatible with two OS upgrades at the time of launch.
In August 2020, the Korean phone maker announced that all the flagship Galaxy devices debuted with Android 9-based One UI 1.x software will be having three major OS upgrades. This announcement made an additional Android update possible for the famous Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 lineups.
Starting with the Android 10-based One UI 2.x, Samsung delivered the Android 11-based One UI 3.x and the Android 12-based One UI 4.x upgrades to the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G smartphones.
These Samsung phones won’t get Android 13
- Galaxy Note 10
- Galaxy Note 10+
- Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy S10 5G
- Galaxy Fold
While the Galaxy Note 10 and S10 lineups are not eligible to get any more major firmware, owners have to use their devices on the Android 12 OS. Meanwhile, Samsung will provide two more years of regular security updates to all of these devices following its February 2019’s promise.
Aside from this, it’s expected that the Korean phone maker will deliver the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 upgrade to the ineligible Galaxy devices.
Update: Google released the Android 13 Beta 3.2 update for eligible Pixel smartphones with fixes for major issues and exploits. It comes with supplementary stability improvements to the new operating system, bringing it one step closer to its Public release.