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Knowing what version of Android or One UI you’re using is crucial in some situations. You can use this guide to walk through the process of identifying what version of Android or One UI your Samsung Galaxy device is running.

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Why you should know your version of Android?

Bugs are sometimes introduced to new Android versions; this is merely a normal part of the development process. You may decide if you need to be aware of those bugs or whether you need to delay installing software updates until a patch is available by knowing what version of Android you are using.

Identifying your Android version also allows you to see what features are compatible with your Samsung smartphone. On occasion, new Android and One UI versions include new features; knowing which version of Android you’re using will inform you of whether or not those features are now accessible to you.

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Steps to check Samsung device’s Android version:

Here’s how to check which Android version is in your Samsung Galaxy phone:

  1. Swipe down and tap the settings cog on your device to access the settings.
  2. At the bottom, select About phone.
  3. Hit Software details.

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Tip: A Material You clock will show if you quickly tap the Android button many times. Android’s easter egg splash screen will be activated if the time is set to 12:00.

The version of One UI that corresponds with your current version of Android can be seen from that point on. As previously said, there are numerous instances where this is useful. Owning an Android phone can make it essential to know where to access this information.

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BREAKING: Android 14 is official, Galaxy S23 is first in line for One UI 6

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Android 14 Apps

Google launches the Android 14 operating system on the Developer Preview channel. At the same time, the company published a release roadmap plan, promising a Platform Stability milestone by July, followed by a Stable release in August 2023.

The company’s Pixel smartphone portfolio is eligible to install Android 14’s Developer Preview. The company has brought system images for Pixel flagships including the Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro, as well as the Android Emulator.

Roadmap:

  • Developer Preview – February, March
  • Beta Releases – April, May
  • Platform Stability – June, July

The US tech giant expects to reach the Platform Stability landmark for Android 14 by July this year. Accordingly, Pixel handsets are likely to start receiving the Stable Android 14 firmware in August 2023, similar to the release timeline of last year’s Android OS.

As always, Samsung might not participate in Google’s Android Developer Preview program. Therefore, Galaxy consumers should not expect anything about the Android 14, at least until the Public Beta begins for Pixel. Samsung might start Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta program by July or August this year.

Notably, the Galaxy S23 series smartphones will be the first to receive the Android 14 update on both Beta and Stable channel. The company might introduce One UI 6, based on Android 14 for Galaxy devices with new features, system optimization and improvements.

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These Samsung apps support Android 13 Themed Icons feature [Dynamic]

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Android 13 is the latest Android version that brings many new features and functional enhancements for a smooth user experience. With a slew of features, Google has impressively improved the overall look and feel of Material You theming.

Google introduced the Material You design language with Android 12, letting you style your phone’s home screen in a unique way. At that time, you could only change the icons of certain apps that the system allowed. You could change the icons for Google Apps on Pixel smartphones and Galaxy Apps on Samsung smartphones.

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Samsung Themed app icons

Android 13 has evolved the Material You theming feature. Now, you can customize non-Google apps to match your phone’s wallpaper themes and colors to make your device’s home screen look more cohesive and unique.

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With One UI 5.0, Samsung introduced Themed Icon support for various One UI apps alongside Google and third-party apps. To do so, the company has tweaked the One UI Home stock launcher app with help of Material You design language.

On February 01, 2023, Samsung unveiled the Android 13-based One UI 5. 1 update with Galaxy S23 series smartphones.

Samsung Apps Android 13 Themed Apps Icons Support

  1. AR Zone
  2. Bixby
  3. Calculator
  4. Calendar
  5. Camera
  6. Clock
  7. Contacts
  8. Camera Assistant 
  9. Galaxy Store [New]
  10. Galaxy Shop
  11. Good Lock
  12. Galaxy Wearable
  13. Gallery
  14. Game Launcher
  15. Galaxy Themes
  16. Internet
  17. Modes and Routines
  18. Messages
  19. My Files
  20. One Hand Operation +
  21. PENUP
  22. Phone
  23. Pentastic
  24. Reminder
  25. Samsung Free
  26. Samsung Global Goals
  27. Samsung Members
  28. Samsung Notes
  29. Samsung Health
  30. Samsung TV Plus
  31. Settings
  32. Samsung Smart Switch
  33. SmartThings
  34. Secure Folder
  35. Sound Assistant
  36. Theme Park
  37. Tips
  38. Voice Recorder
  39. Wonderland

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Samsung One UI 5 (Android 13) Update Info

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Looking for the Android 13 update information for your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you are now in the right place. As Google and Samsung made Android 13 and One UI 5.0 official, some Galaxy fans are still eagerly waiting for the upgrade.

The South Korean tech giant revealed the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update’s roadmap which promises a major OS upgrade for all eligible Galaxy devices from November 2022 to February this year. Check out the roadmap for Germany here.

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With the Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Update Status [2023] page, we are providing our readers the latest insights related to the Android 13-based One UI 5 upgrade for their Galaxy devices such as phones and tablets.

This page mentions all the updates released ahead of the Android 13 update, new features, eligible Samsung devices for Android 13, One UI 5 Beta program, release date, rollout plan, roadmap, and everything you need to know.

Aside from the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 updates, Samsung also rolls out new firmware updates with new features and security patches to the Galaxy devices. You can directly jump to the topics through the table of contents below.

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Samsung Galaxy January 2023 Update

Samsung is releasing January 2023 update to Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Note 20 5G, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy A73, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A50, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A14 5G, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A12 Nacho, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy M51, Galaxy XCover 5, and Galaxy XCover Pro models in select regions.

The latest security patch update will be available for a lot of compatible Galaxy devices, however, the company will continue to distribute this software update until the next two months due to a staged rollout strategy.

Aside from this, the Korean tech giant publishes the latest Security Patch Bulletin in the first week of each month. If you want to check the security patch contents, you can access them all on the official Samsung security website.

It’s important to mention that we will update this section with the latest month’s security patch as soon as any Samsung model starts receiving it. Meanwhile, you can check out all the security updates released by Samsung here.

These devices are eligible for new monthly, quarterly, or biannual software updates from Samsung:

Current Models for Monthly Security Updates

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip 4, W23, W23 flip
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 5G, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover5, Galaxy Xcover6 Pro

Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates

  • Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G
  • Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 5G, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
  • Galaxy A40
  • Galaxy A02, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A22e 5G, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A82 5G
  • Galaxy A03, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A03 core, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A13 5G, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A23 5G, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A73 5G
  • Galaxy A04, Galaxy A04s, Galaxy A04e
  • Galaxy M21 2021, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M22, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M32 5G, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M62, Galaxy M13, Galaxy M23 5G, Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy M53 5G, Galaxy M04
  • Galaxy F12, Galaxy F22, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy F52 5G, Galaxy F62, Galaxy F13
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active3, Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, W22 5G
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A50, Galaxy XCover4s, Galaxy Xcover FieldPro

Current Models for Half Yearly Security Updates

  • Galaxy A8s
  • Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G
  • Galaxy A01, Galaxy A01 Core, Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A42 5G
  • Galaxy M10, Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51
  • Galaxy Tab A 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020), Galaxy Tab A7
  • Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Galaxy Tab S7+
  • W20 5G, W21 5G

 

Current Wearable Models for Security Updates

  • Galaxy Watch 4
  • Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
  • Galaxy Watch 5
  • Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

Back in 2019, Samsung announced that all the Galaxy devices launched in/after 2019, will be having 4 years of regular security updates. However, the company has further expanded this support to five years for select models.

The Korean tech giant is bringing up to 4 years of major Android upgrades to all flagships launched in/after 2021, which means, security updates will be available for one more year after the completion of the major updates.

 

What’s new with Samsung Galaxy Android 13

Samsung introduced the Android 12-based One UI 4 software with no radical design and UI changes. However, Google did just the opposite as the Android 12 features the biggest user interface changes in history.

Similarly, Samsung is not bringing changes to the overall look of the One UI with the Android 13 upgrade for Galaxy devices. As speculated, the Stable version of the One UI doesn’t look like Google’s Android 13 OS.

The Public One UI 5 version, based on Android 13, brings more meaningful design upgrades, improvements to the existing features/functions, new add-ons, better 3rd party app performance, and a lot more.

Google revealed several new features of the Android 13 operating system, and all of them will surely reflect with the One UI 5 upgrade for the Galaxy devices, at the same time, we don’t have any info regarding One UI 5 features.

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Will my Samsung Galaxy get Android 13?

Usually, every Samsung phone and tablet is eligible for at least two major Android upgrades, while mid-rangers and older flagships for three upgrades and the latest flagships and select mid-rangers for up to four OS upgrades.

Significantly, the South Korean tech giant has improved its software offerings for Galaxy consumers, which defeats Google itself. Well, Samsung officially disclosed which Galaxy devices will be getting four generations of Android upgrades that you can check below.

Samsung Four Android Upgrades List

  • Galaxy S Series: Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE and upcoming S series devices.
  • Galaxy Z Series: Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and upcoming Z series devices.
  • Galaxy A Series: Galaxy A53, Galaxy A73 and upcoming Z series devices.
  • Galaxy Tablets: Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra and upcoming Tab S series devices.

In case you don’t find your Galaxy phone in the list mentioned above, no need to panic about that as there are a number of phones and tablets that will be surely getting the Android 13 upgrade.

 

Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Release Date

Google released the official Android 13 operating system for Pixel smartphones on August 15, 2022, however, Samsung can’t beat the US tech giant when it comes to the fastest Android deployment.

Back in 2021, Samsung managed to start distributing the stable One UI 4.0 update for general Galaxy S21 series users just a month after the official Android 12 rollout for Google’s Pixel devices.

In 2022, things were a lot better as the Korean phone maker amazed consumers with an even boosted Android 13-based One UI 5 update distribution for the flagship Galaxy devices.

Samsung officially announced the new One UI 5.0 at Samsung Developer Conference 2022, and the Galaxy S22 started to receive the major Android 13 upgrades on October 24, 2022.

Galaxy devices updated to Android 13

Samsung’s Android 13 update rolled out for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy A73 5G, Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A52, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A42 5G, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A13 5G, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A12 Nacho, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A03, Galaxy F62, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy F23, Galaxy F13, Galaxy F12, Galaxy M62, Galaxy M53 5G, Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M52, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy M32 5G, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M23 5G, Galaxy M22, Galaxy M13, Galaxy Quantum 2, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+, Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy Tab Active 3, Galaxy XCover 6 Pro, Galaxy Xcover 5, and Galaxy Xcover Pro

 

Samsung One UI 5.0

One UI 5.1

Samsung will launch the Galaxy S23 series smartphones on February 01, 2023. These devices will come pre-loaded with new One UI 5.1 version, based on Android 13. The company is reportedly testing this new One UI update for various Galaxy devices, which could be available in March 2023.

 


 

Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Beta

On August 15, Google has begun the Stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update rollout for Pixel smartphones worldwide. In addition to Pixels, the new OS is available for several smartphones from different OEMs via Stable/Beta.

And unquestionably, Samsung is running its independent One UI Beta program to let Galaxy users grow the new Android operating system as well as apps and new features optimization.

The latest flagship devices will be eligible for the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta testing, while the company is also opening the Beta activity for mid-range Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy A52.

Samsung One UI Beta program is limited to seven markets including South Korea, the US, India, Germany, UK, Poland, and China. According to the info, Samsung will unveil the One UI 5.0 on October 12.

Starting October 24, Samsung begun providing Stable One UI 5.0 update to Galaxy S22.

On October 12, Samsung introduced the One UI 5.0 and confirmed it’s coming to Galaxy S22 this month.

On August 7, Samsung officially unveiled the One UI 5 Open Beta for the Galaxy S22 series smartphone users.

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