Android 13 is the latest Android version that brings many new features and functionality enhancements for a smooth experience. With a slew of features, Google has completely improved the look and feel of Material You theming.
Google introduced the Material You theme feature with Android 12, which lets you style your smartphone’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 in Pixel smartphones and Galaxy Apps in Samsung smartphones.
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.
In Samsung devices, the themed icons feature is currently limited to Samsung’s apps. However, it is likely that Samsung will adopt themed icons support for non-Samsung apps in Android 13 (One UI 5.0). The Korean tech already started testing One UI 5.0 beta based on Android 13 for Galaxy S22 devices. Let us know which Samsung apps support themed icons.
Samsung Apps Android 13 Themed Apps Icons Support
- AR Zone
- Galaxy Shop
- Galaxy Store
- Galaxy Wearable
- Game Launcher
- My Files
- Samsung Free
- Samsung Global Goals
- Samsung Health
- Samsung Members
- Samsung Notes
- Samsung TV Plus
- Samsung Smart Switch
Samsung Android 13 Coverage:
Samsung Galaxy Android 13/One UI 5.0 Update Developments
Looking for the Android 13 update information for your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you are now in the right place. As Google made Android 13 official, we Samsung fans are now eagerly waiting for the One UI 5.0 upgrade.
We don’t have any Android 13 upgrade rollout plan or roadmap for Samsung devices, meanwhile, it’s likely to happen later this year, starting with the Galaxy S22 series flagships.
With the Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Update Status  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.
Table of contents
- Samsung Galaxy August 2022 Update
- What’s new with Samsung Galaxy Android 13
- Will my Samsung Galaxy get Android 13?
- Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Beta
- Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Release Date
Aside from the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 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.
Samsung Galaxy October 2022 Update
Starting September 26, Samsung is releasing the October 2022 Android security patches to Galaxy devices. So far, the Galaxy A52 users in India have received the latest security patch with firmware updates, however, you can check the updated devices that are mentioned here.
Samsung’s October 2022 security patch will be available for a lot of Galaxy devices, however, the company will continue to distribute this software update until the next two months due to a staged rollout strategy and updates eligibility.
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 Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
- Galaxy S10 5G, 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 Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10+ 5G, Galaxy Note10 Lite, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
- Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy XCover4s, Galaxy Xcover FieldPro, Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover5
Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates
- Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy Note9
- Galaxy A40
- Galaxy A01 Core, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51 5G
- Galaxy A02, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A22e 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A82 5G
- Galaxy A03, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A03 core, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A13 5G, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A73 5G
- Galaxy M01, Galaxy M21 2021, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M22, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M32 5G, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M62, Galaxy M23 5G, Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy M53 5G
- Galaxy F12, Galaxy F22, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy F52 5G, Galaxy F62
- Galaxy Tab A7, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active3
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+, Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- W21 5G, W22 5G
- Enterprise Models: Galaxy A50
Current Models for Half Yearly Security Updates
- Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A9 (2018)
- Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G
- Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71 5G
- Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A01, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71
- Galaxy J6+, Galaxy J8
- Galaxy M10, Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31
- Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018), 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 S4, Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G
- W20 5G
Current Wearable Models for Security Updates
- Galaxy Watch 4
- Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
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.
Apart from this, 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 major updates completion.
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 the Galaxy devices. For sure, the Stable version of the One UI won’t look like Google’s Android 13 operating system.
It’s expected that the final One UI 5 version, based on Android 13, will come with 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.
On August 29, Samsung expanded the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program in China.
On August 25, Samsung released the One UI 5.0 Beta 2 with new icons and more changes.
On August 7, Samsung officially unveiled the One UI 5 Open Beta for the Galaxy S22 series smartphone users. At the same time, the company showcased a handful of highlighting features of the new Android 13 upgrade.
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 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.
On August 7, Samsung officially unveiled the One UI 5 Open Beta for the Galaxy S22 series smartphone users.
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.
Last year, 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.
This year, things will be a lot better and we can surely assume that the Korean phone maker will amaze consumers with an even boosted Android 13-based One UI 5 update distribution for the flagship Galaxy devices.
Samsung might release the stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update to Galaxy S22 series devices in late October or early November, meanwhile, we are taking it as just a rumor until the vendor officially confirms.
Update – September 26
First published on – May 14…
Killing rivals, Samsung opens Android 13/One UI 5.0 Beta for Galaxy A52, October 2022 security update included
It’s just a wow day for A52 users in India. Samsung started the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program for the Galaxy A52 smartphone users in India, which brings the most up-to-date October 2022 security patch as well. Let’s discuss how to get Beta!
Indian consumers are now able to receive the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 version ahead of its Public release for the Galaxy A52 smartphone. You just need to head towards the Samsung Members app, hit the banner in the carousel menu, tap Join Beta program and finish the procedure by tapping the Enroll button.
Shortly after joining the Android 13 Beta program, Samsung will deliver the One UI 5.0 for your Galaxy A52 smartphone through OTA update. Not just the plenty of new features derived from Google’s newest OS, the changelog includes October 2022 security patch too.
The first Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update can be identified via PDA release number A525FXXU4ZVIC for the Galaxy A52 in India. Alongside containing a number of new features, the firmware has the latest security patch that is still far away from Google’s Pixel devices.
Joining mid-range devices in Beta program shows how Samsung is actively working to expand the Android 13 upgrade for not just flagships devices. Earlier reports revealed that the company is likely to update the Galaxy A53 to the One UI 5.0 before 2023 begins.
The One UI 5.0 adopts Android 13’s Color Palette capabilities alongside the Themed Icons feature for Samsung, Google and Third-party apps. Moreover, the RAM Plus disabler feature could surely be improving the phone’s overall performance for better experiences.
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Samsung won’t rollout Android 13/One UI 5.0 update for these Galaxy devices
Google finally released the Stable Android 13 update on August 15, while Samsung started the One UI 5.0 Beta activity for Galaxy phones in early August. Various Galaxy phones and tablets are eligible to receive Android 13, however, we’ve compiled a list of Samsung devices that won’t get this major upgrade.
The South Korean tech giant offers up to four 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, Samsung announced that all flagship Galaxy devices debuted with Android 9-based One UI 1.x software will be getting 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.