Story published on Sep 29, last updated on Sep 30…
Samsung is still testing the One UI 5.0 Beta on the Galaxy S22 series devices, and Verizon just refreshed its software support page, which suggests the Stable One UI 5.0 update, based on Android 13 is now available to download for Verizon’s carrier-locked devices, but how?
Verizon support page for the Galaxy S22 series clearly mentions that the devices are getting a Stable One UI 5.0 update with Android 13 operating system. Not that all, but the network provider has also disclosed all the new features that are included in the latest OTA update for the S22 series.
Meanwhile, there are two things to discuss:
- Build version
- Typo or technical error
1. Build Version
Samsung’s Beta builds can be identified via the fourth last alphabet of the Galaxy phone’s PDA version number. If the device is running a Beta build, the fourth last alphabet is “Z” and Stable is counted as A, B, C and so on, which changes per major One UI upgrade.
2. Typo or technical error
With the latest Galaxy S22 series upgrade, the changelog and support page suggests that it is Android 13-based One UI 5.0 OTA, but the fourth last digit of the firmware remains unchanged to “A.” It could be a typo in the version number or a technical error, if Verizon hasn’t really released One UI 5.0.
- S901USQS2AVI1 – Galaxy S22
- S906USQS2AVI1 – Galaxy S22 Plus
- S908USQS2AVI1 – Galaxy S22 Ultra
Unlocked Galaxy S22 series smartphones, on the other hand, just started to get the October 2022 Android security update in the United States. At the same time, Verizon users reported on the Reddit thread that they’ve also received the update but got just a security patch after installation.
As per the users’ confirmation and the current stage of One UI 5.0 development, we can assume that Verizon mistakenly mentioned the Android 13 update information on its support page. Meanwhile, it’s now almost confirmed that the Stable One UI 5.0 update rollout preparation is done by Verizon.
Update – September 30
Verizon has now refreshed its software update page for the Galaxy S22 series smartphones. Yesterday, it mentioned Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the handsets alongside the October 2022 security patch. The version number is still the same yes yesterday, while carrier replaced the One UI 5.0 changelog with regular patch.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Android 13 update is expanding in the US [One UI 5]
Last week, Samsung released the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 stable update for the Verizon-locked models of the Galaxy S21 FE smartphones in the US. This big update is now expanding to US Cellular network users.
While Samsung has begun dispatching the December 2022 Android security patch to its customers, the major Android 13 update to Galaxy S21 FE comes with the November 2022 patch for security enhancements.
Furthermore, the Korean company is releasing this software update with One UI build version G990USQU4DVK5 for US Cellular customers. It’s expected to expand to other carrier network customers very soon.
Galaxy S21 FE Android 13 One UI 5.0:
While the Google Android 13 installs a bunch of new features to Galaxy S21 FE, Samsung’s One UI 5.0 brings plenty of customization options, a new user interface, bolder app icons, smoother animations, and faster performance.
Some top-listed new features include 16 Color palette options, Notification permissions, Extract text from images, Stack widgets, Camera watermark, LockStar-like lock screen customization options, Per-app language, the ability to turn off RAM Plus, and much more.
In addition, the company adds four new accessibility toggles to the Quick settings panel, three new Settings menus: Connected devices, Modes and Routines, Security and Privacy, three new Good Lock modules, etc.
- There’s much more to know about the update, check the complete official changelog.
Samsung Galaxy A32 Android 13/One UI 5.0 update is rolling out in Europe, Korea
Samsung is now rolling out the Android 13 One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy A32 5G smartphones. This update is rolling out in some European countries at the present time and will expand to more users shortly.
- Software version: A326BXXU4CVK5
You can get access to this major software update on your Galaxy A32 smartphone through its “Settings“. From here, enter the “Software update” section and tap on the “Download and install” option.
Initial story – Galaxy A32 4G [Korea] …
Yesterday, Samsung officially started delivering the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy A32 4G smartphones in some global markets. Now the Galaxy A32 One UI 5.0 update is expanding in South Korea.
The latest update is released with One UI build version A325NKSU1CVK4. It brings plenty of new features including Extract text from images, Per-app language, Notification permission, Bixby text calls, Stack widgets, Lockdown mode, Maintenance mode, new swipe gestures for easier split-screen and pop-up view, Camera Watermark, Help guide in Pro mode, and many more.
At the same time, the company also improves a bunch of its older One UI functions, such as Color Palette which now has 16 palettes and basic colors instead of 4, picture and video editing tools in the Gallery app, Edge Panels, Wallpaper and Style section, Camera’s Single Take and Food mode features, My Files apps, and others.
One UI 5.0 also brings some notables changes to the user interface. The Notification panel and Quick settings panel are impressively revamped, the app icons are now bolder, and the system animations are also sweetened.
Aside from these, you will notice three new Settings menus – Connected devices, Modes and Routines, and Security and Privacy, some new accessibility options in the Quick panel, and a set of new customization options for the Lock screen.
Last but not least, the Samsung Galaxy A32 One UI 5.0 update installs the outdated October 2022 security patch in Korea, however, it addresses dozens of privacy and security-related issues and optimizes system stability.
— Samsung One UI Software Updates (@SamSWUpdate) December 6, 2022
Samsung Galaxy A23 Android 13/One UI 5.0 update is out, download now!
Samsung Galaxy A23 has joined the company’s rapidly-growing list of Galaxy devices getting the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. Along with a handful of new features and multiple improvements, this update also brings the November 2022 security patch for privacy enhancements.
The company is releasing the Android 13 update for Galaxy A23 with build version A235FXXU1BVK8. Currently, it is dispatching in a few countries including Ukraine and Russia, however, Samsung should not take much time to spread it to more customers all over the world.
If you are using a Samsung Galaxy A23 smartphone and are excited about its first major software update, you can now visit its Settings to check the update now. From here, enter the Software update section and tap on the Download and install option.
However, it only supports two major Android upgrades and the current Android 13 is one of them. Next, it should only receive the Android 14 update and security patches for three more years.
One UI 5.0 features:
Samsung brings a lot of changes to the Galaxy user interface. It brings revamped Quick settings panel and Notification panel, new and bolder app icons, and smoother animations.
The company further adds a set of new customization functions including 16 Color Palettes, new tools to personalize the lock screen, Stack widgets for the home screen, and others.
As far as the features are concerned, there is the Extract text from images feature, Per-app languages, Notification permissions, swipe gestures for easier multitasking, the ability to disable RAM Plus, Camera watermark, Lockmown mode, and more.
The company further provides more convenience for using certain functions that comes under new Connected devices, Modes and Routines, and Privacy and security menus in the Settings.
- For more information – One UI 5.0 Changelog for Samsung Galaxy A Series