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Google Android 13

Google officially announced the successor OS of Android 12 i.e. Android 13 in February 2022. In the meantime, the search engine also started the Developers Preview 1 to test several new features that can the stable version bring. The company released two Developer Previews and four beta updates of Android 13.

Now, Google has started the Stable Android 13 update rollout for all the eligible Pixel smartphones as well as pushing the source to AOSP. If we’re talking about the features then these Developer Previews and Beta updates highlighted many amazing and interesting features. The Stable Android 13 brings many new features including app icons, per app language, and more.

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Samsung One UI 5.0 based on Android 13

Google may release the official version of the Android 13 operating system sometime in September 2022. On the other hand, Samsung will begin the process of adopting the One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy devices, which will bring them the new Android 13 operating system.

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To be mentioned, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra are the first to receive the major software upgrade in beta.

In this article, we will show the list of features of Android 13 (One UI 5.0) from developer Preview 1, 2 to beta/stable updates.

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Android 13 (One UI 5.0) Features Highlight:

Now, you can check a list of the features that come with the Developer Previews 1/2 and Beta 1/2 updates of Android 13.

Developer Preview 1

Starting with Developer Preview 1, the company released several new and amazing features. You can check them below.

  • New Photo Picker API
  • Dynamic Colored App Icons
  • Per-App Language Settings
  • Faster Hyphenation
  • Android Updates via Google Play
  • Optimized Support for Foldables, Tablets, and Chromebooks

Developer Preview 2

After testing features by developers in DP1, the company started the second developer preview with the more new feature.

  • Options to Allow Notification
  • Downgrade App Permissions
  • Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) Support
  • MIDI 2.0 Support

Beta 1

In April 2022, Android 13 Beta 1 rolled out first for Pixel phone users.  With this beta update, Google enhanced the privacy and security of your devices while providing new APIs to help you build a great experience.

  • Wider Media Access Permission
  • New Media Player Progress Bar
  • New Clipboard UI
  • New Material You Color Options
  • Enhanced Google Calendar App

Beta 2

Google released the Android 13 Beta 2 update with a bunch of new features including Themed app icons, quick setting placement API, pulsating home unlock animations,  predictive back gestures, and more.

  • More predictive back Gestures
  • Themed app icons
  • Quick setting API
  • Update in display size and text tweaks
  • Newness in notification tweaks
  • Pulsating Home Unlock Animation

Beta 2.1

Google recently released the Android 13 Beta 2.1 with a slew of fixes. The latest beta update of Android 13 brings fixes for problems that appeared in the previous betas. Read more here

Beta 3

Recently, Google released the Android 13 Beta 3 for eligible Pixel smartphones. With this Beta 3 release, Android 13 reaches an important milestone for app developers and that’s Platform Stability. Read more here

Beta 3.1

After Beta 3, Google urgently seeded the Android 13 Beta 3.1 update as the last build comes full of bugs and issues. The changelog mentions that the “problem that the Android Beta feedback app cannot be used in some cases” is fixed. Read more here

 

Beta 3.2

  • Fixed an issue where the back gesture wasn’t working in some apps.
  • Fixed an issue where the At a glance settings page would collapse inconsistently when scrolling.
  • Fixed an issue where some apps would crash instantly on opening.
  • Fixed an issue where the microphone would turn on and off unexpectedly during unrelated use of the device.
  • Fixed an issue where the Google Photos app would crash frequently.

 

Beta 3.2

  • Fixes for Pixel launcher
  • Fixes gestures-related issues
  • WiFi and Bluetooth Manage issues fix
  • Fixes Connectivity Thermal Power Manager issue

 

Beta 3.3

  • Fixed an issue with the Pixel launcher where if the Always show keyboard option was enabled for the app drawer, then when the user closed the app drawer and opened an app folder on the Home screen, the keyboard was erroneously shown as well. (Issue #236584457)
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, such as gesturing to go back, the system UI crashed. (Issue #236558007)
  • Fixed an issue where devices couldn’t connect to a WiFi network in some cases even when the network was available and the signal strength was good. (Issue #236617510)
  • Fixed an issue where the BluetoothManagerService continued to try and bind to the TbsService even when bluetooth.profile.ccp.server.enabled was false, leading to slow performance and cold starts for apps.
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases after a device was plugged in to charge (for example, overnight), the device would become unresponsive until it was rebooted.
  • Fixed a kernel issue with lib/list_debug.c that caused a kernel panic in certain cases on some devices.
  • Fixed an issue with the Connectivity Thermal Power Manager that caused slow UI rendering, unresponsiveness in apps, and poor battery performance in some cases.

 

Beta 4 [Final]

  • Developer-reported issues
    • Fixed an issue where on some devices, paired Bluetooth devices could be observed to connect and disconnect from the device rapidly.
    • Fixed an issue where the Google Camera app occasionally crashed on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices.
  • Other resolved issues
    • Fixed an issue where, when a user checks for system updates by navigating to Settings > System > System update, the system incorrectly reported Android 12 as the device’s Android version. Even when the device was already successfully updated to an Android 13 build.
    • Fixed an issue on Pixel 6/6 Pro devices where the Now Playing page sometimes got stuck on Downloading song database.

Beta 4.1

  • Fixed an issue that prevented an app from enabling or disabling Bluetooth if it didn’t have the BLUETOOTH_CONNECT permission, even though the app was targeting an API level where the permission is not required.
  • Fixed issues that sometimes caused a device to crash and reboot when connecting to certain WiFi networks.
  • Fixed an issue where Meet connectivity could drop while driving.
  • Fixed an issue where the system could incorrectly interpret GPS data

Android 13 Stable

  • Themed app icons
  • Per-app language preferences
  • Improved text support
  • Color vector fonts
  • Quick Settings Placements API
  • Programmable Shaders
  • Media Controls derived from PlaybackState
  • Bluetooth LE Audio
  • MIDI 2.0
  • OpenJDK 11 updates
  • Predictive back gesture
  • Privacy and security
  • Photo Picker and APIs

QPR1 Beta 1

  • October 2022 Google Play System update
  • Screen Protector Mode
  • Press & hold power button
  • Bluetooth LE Audio
  • New Split screen fun animation
  • Clear calling
  • Silence notification while driving option
  • Solve several issues

In early August, Samsung started the One UI 5 Beta Program for Galaxy S22 series devices in different regions. The latest update brings several new features and improvements over the previous UI. Check the full changelog here.

The company also started the One UI 5.0 Beta 2 update on August 25, which brings new features and fixes several One UI 5.0 Beta 1 issues. On September 21, Samsung rolled out the One UI 5 Beta 3 update with a bunch of fixes.

One UI 5.0 Beta 3 

  • Add Gallery widget to home screen
  • Bugs that have been fixed:
    • Experience new slideshow-style immersive stories in Gallery
    • Improvement introduced so that lock screen wallpaper can be changed instantly by long press on lock screen
    • Improved UX the Album tab at the bottom of the Gallery app – By default, ” Device maintenance > Automatic optimization > Automatic restart on demand ” is off by default
    • Improved optimization function for each terminal mode and shifting the menu position ( Settings > Useful functions > Bixby Routine > Mode → Settings > Mode )
    • Improved the animation to return to the home screen when disconnected.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Android 13 One UI 5.0 Update | Latest Developments – Beta 4

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Android 13 One UI 5.0

Back in February 2022, the Galaxy S22 series devices debuted with the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 iteration. All the Samsung Galaxy S22 phones are first in line to get 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 Android 13, the South Korean phone maker has promised Galaxy S22 consumers to deliver major upgrades up to Android 16, alongside 5 years of regular security patches.

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Well, talking about the first OS upgrade, the Galaxy S22 phones will be getting the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Stable update later this year, while the Beta program is currently LIVE. Google introduced the Android 13 OS on the Stable channel in mid-August.

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Galaxy S22 Android 13 Beta Status

Samsung started the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta activity for the Galaxy S22 line sometime in early August. The program should be available in 7 countries like last year, letting consumers experience the new OS and features months ahead of its Public release.

  • On October 6, Samsung released fourth One UI 5.0 Beta to the Galaxy S22 in the US, South Korea and India.
  • On September 22, Samsung expanded the One UI 5.0 beta 3 for Galaxy S22 series in India and China.
  • On September 21, One UI 5.0 Beta 3 live for Galaxy S22 devices in Germany.
  • On August 25, Samsung expanded Beta 2 in the US, South Korea, Germany, India, Poland and UK.
  • On August 21, tipster IceUniverse leaked One UI 5.0 Beta 2’s Gallery icon, which is revamped.
  • On August 6, Samsung officially started Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta testing for the Galaxy S22 series in Germany, South Korea and the US. Read more

Galaxy S22 Android 13 Release Date

As Samsung started the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program in early August, 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 12, 2022 [At SDC22]

 

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October 6, 2022

Samsung released the fourth One UI 5.0 Beta firmware for the Galaxy S22 series smartphones in the United States, South Korea and India. It comes with plenty of bug fixes and improvements for a better user experience, to be noted, it removes the multi-user feature.

Bugs that have been fixed

  • Improved that Favorites and Recent items can be added and removed in Gallery album
  • Fixed the issue executed sleep mode automatically – Fixed the issue occurred vibration sound/beep sound continuously
  • Fixed crash when entering App folder -Fixed crash when changing Wallpapers
  • Fixed crash in S pen Air Command – Fixed the problem for Object eraser not working
  • Fixed vibration feedback not working in Home gesture -Fixed the frame breaking issue when entering from Widget to Home
  • Deleted Multi-user function -Other minor bug fixes

Known Issues

  • When the phone screen is off while DeX is running, a black screen is displayed on the monitor
  • After receiving the file with QuickShare, if you try to open it in the receiving pop-up, “Unable to open file’ pop-up occurs (The file is received normally)
  • Forced Close occurs when the filter is selected from the lock screen menu, during Wallpaper image multi-pack setting

 

September 22, 2022

Samsung is expanding the One UI 5.0 Beta 3 update for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra users in India and China. This beta update brings fixes for several issues that were found in the last beta update.

September 21, 2022

Samsung started releasing the third One UI 5.0 Beta update for the Galaxy S22 series devices in Germany. It comes with various revisions and improvements for better user experience and enhanced system animations.

Changelog

Note: Changelog is machine translated.

  • Add Gallery widget to home screen
  • Bugs that have been fixed:
    • Experience new slideshow-style immersive stories in Gallery
    • Improvement introduced so that lock screen wallpaper can be changed instantly by long press on lock screen
    • Improved UX the Album tab at the bottom of the Gallery app – By default, ” Device maintenance > Automatic optimization > Automatic restart on demand ” is off by default
    • Improved optimization function for each terminal mode and shifting the menu position ( Settings > Useful functions > Bixby Routine > Mode → Settings > Mode )
    • Improved the animation to return to the home screen when disconnected

 

September 17, 2022

A tipster claimed that the third One UI 5.0 Beta update has been delayed for the Galaxy S22 series devices as Samsung is working on the issues and trying to bring stability to the firmware

 

September 13, 2022

A few days back, tipster IceUniverse claimed that the third One UI 5.0 Beta update features improved animations compared to the  2nd Beta, however, perfection is still away. At the same time, the source revealed that the 3rd Beta update for the Galaxy S22 series will release this week.

 

September 11, 2022

Samsung officially confirmed the SDC 2022 event for October 12, where, it will unveil new software advancements for the Galaxy ecosystem. At the same time, the South Korean tech giant will introduce the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software.

August 26, 2022

The Galaxy S22 series users received the second One UI 5.0 Beta update in the US, South Korea and Germany. In addition, the company has opened the Beta program in India, Poland and the US, alongside releasing the second Beta stuff with the initial build.

 

August 21, 2022

A tipster shared a screenshot showing the One UI 5.0 Beta 2’s Gallery app icon, which now has an upgraded design compared to the One UI 4.1. Check here

 

August 20, 2022

  • The first One UI 5.0 Beta build reportedly has various bugs and issues, and Beta participants are now waiting for the second Beta update.
  • A user asked Samsung about the release date of the second One UI 5.0 Beta update.
  • The company’s community moderator has replied to consumer’s query but denied giving a specific release date for Beta 2

 

August 06, 2022

After Germany and South Korea, Samsung officially opened the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program for Galaxy S22 series in the US.

 

August 05, 2022

After Germany, Samsung officially started the One UI 5.0 Beta Program for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones in Korea.

 

August 5, 2022

Samsung has begun the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program alongside the rollout of the first Beta for the Galaxy S22 series devices in Germany.

 

August 02, 2022

One UI 5 Beta testing program goes live for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra consumers in South Korea. Shortly after the participation, Samsung will release the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta update to the eligible devices.

 

July 09, 2022

Well-known tipster Max Weinbach shared a screenshot of the “about phone” window of his Galaxy S22 Plus, which shows the smartphone is running the unreleased Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software system as well as June 2022 security patch.

 

July 09, 2022

Samsung is likely to start the Android 13 Beta program for Galaxy devices in the third week, while we just got our first look at One UI 5 Beta design and UI changes, credits 9to5Google.

First look at Samsung One UI 5 Beta, based on Android 13

July 05, 2022

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. Read more

 

July 02, 2022

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. Read more

 

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.

 

May 21

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

 

May 21

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

 

May 20

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.

 

April 29

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

 

April 21

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.

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Here’s when Samsung will start Stable Android 13 One UI 5.0 update rollout

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On August 15, Google released the Android 13 update for Pixel devices, while Samsung started the One UI 5.0 Beta testing program for the Galaxy devices earlier this month. Google confirmed that the stable Android 13 update coming to your Galaxy devices “later this year.”

Samsung will surely start bringing the Android 13 update as One UI 5.0 to some eligible Galaxy devices later this year. Meanwhile, the company has already showcased most of the new features of this major upgrade including stackable widgets, more Color Palettes, optional call backgrounds for each contact, and much more.

Samsung Android 13 Release Date?

As always, Samsung has not shared the release date of the Galaxy Android 13 update. Well, we can accurately speculate when will Samsung release the One UI 5.0 update atop the Android 13 OS for the qualified Galaxy devices, thanks to records of past rollouts.

Let’s have a look at the recent past:

On October 4, 2021, the US tech giant seeded the Android 12 update for Pixel devices and Samsung bring it to the Galaxy devices as One UI 4.0 in mid-November. Well, the OEM was not able to run the rollout seamlessly as bugs and issues forced it to stop update delivery, which later on resumed in December.

Aside from this, the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update took nearly three months to start rolling out for the flagship Samsung devices after the official debut of the base OS version. Seeing the big development with Android 12, we can expect that the company will start providing Android 13 to its flagships starting October this year.

Similar to previous rollouts, the South Korean tech giant will first upgrade its flagship Galaxy smartphones and then tablets. Later on, the company will gradually push the One UI 5.0 update to mid-range and budget phones in different markets globally.

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Samsung Android 13 Eligible Devices

As of now, the Galaxy S22 series is just officially confirmed for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. Aside from this, Samsung has not said anything about the Android 13 update distribution to other Galaxies, however, a number of phones and tablets are already confirmed to get One UI 5.0.

  • Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy S22 series
  • Galaxy Tab S8 series
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy S21 series
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, Flip 5G
  • Galaxy S20 series
  • Galaxy Note 20 series
  • Galaxy Tab S7 series
  • Galaxy A52 and A53
  • Galaxy A71, A72, and A73

Aside from the above-listed smartphones, more Galaxy devices that were launched pre-installed with the Android 11-based One UI 3.x software will be supported for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update as Samsung provides at least two major upgrades to all Galaxies.

You can check our dedicated article for the biggest Samsung Android 13-based One UI 5.0 eligible devices list, which consists of Galaxy M, Galaxy F, and more lineups. Still, some devices are no longer eligible for Android 13, however, Samsung will give them satisfaction with some new security updates.

Update: October 5

We are listing 11 Samsung devices that will get the Stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update by the end of this year.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S22
  2. Samsung Galaxy S22+
  3. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  4. Samsung Galaxy S21
  5. Samsung Galaxy S21+
  6. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
  7. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
  8. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
  9. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
  10. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
  11. Samsung Galaxy A53

Update: September 25

Flagship phones including the Galaxy S series and Galaxy Z series are unquestionably the top priority of Samsung. Meanwhile, it’s good to see that the company doesn’t want even mid-range smartphone users to wait longer for the new Android version.

These Galaxy phones will get Android 13 before 2022 ends

  1. Galaxy S22
  2. Galaxy S22 Plus
  3. Galaxy S22 Ultra
  4. Galaxy S21
  5. Galaxy S21 Plus
  6. Galaxy S21 Ultra
  7. Galaxy Z Fold 4
  8. Galaxy Z Flip 4
  9. Galaxy Z Fold 3
  10. Galaxy Z Flip 3
  11. Galaxy A53

Update: September 11

Samsung officially confirmed the SDC 2022 event for October 12, where, it will unveil new software advancements for Galaxy ecosystem. At the same time, the South Korean tech giant will introduce the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software.

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Will your Samsung Galaxy device get Android 13/One UI 5.0 update this year?

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Android 13 is available for some Samsung smartphones through the One UI 5.0 Beta program. The company will update most of its flagship devices to the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 version by the end of this year, while, we have a list of possible smartphones.

Earlier, we detailed the new features of the One UI 5.0 iteration, while more are expected to be added with the Public release. Having a flagship Galaxy phone boosts up the possibilities of an earlier Android 13 update experience, thanks to the One UI 5.0 Beta Program.

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The Korean tech giant is currently facing issues with the new One UI 5.0 software version. As result, the Beta program has not yet concluded for the Galaxy S22 series devices. As the Beta has lots of problems, it’s not a great idea to switch from the Stable One UI 4.1 to the 5.0 Beta.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Android 13 One UI 5.0

We recommend you wait for the final One UI 5.0 release in order to have seamless and error-free experiences on your Galaxy smartphone. Below, we are listing 11 Samsung devices that will get the Stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update by the end of this year.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S22
  2. Samsung Galaxy S22+
  3. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  4. Samsung Galaxy S21
  5. Samsung Galaxy S21+
  6. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
  7. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
  8. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
  9. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
  10. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
  11. Samsung Galaxy A53

The list mentioned above is not officially confirmed by Samsung, but previous rollouts and recent reports indicate the same. The One UI 5.0 Beta program is also live for the Galaxy S20 lineup, so the consumers having 2020 Samsung flagships can assume that the Stable update may be available this year.

Android 14

By the end of the year, Samsung is likely to update all of its recent flagships as well as select older flagships and mid-rangers to the Android 13. Meanwhile, Google is reportedly working on the Android 14 operating system, which could be available as a Developer Preview early next year.

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