At Samsung Developers Conference on October 12, Samsung officially announced Android 13-based One UI 5.0 with several new features and enhancements. The company already release the One UI 5.0 beta update for some Galaxy devices and will soon rollout stable version.
Google released the first Developer Preview build of the Android 13 operating system back in February 2022. Later on, the company started the public Beta program, which is still live but Pixel users received the Stable Android 13 update on August 15.
In early August 2022, Samsung began the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program for eligible Galaxy devices and Galaxy S22 series became the first lineup to participate in the Android 13 beta Program.
You can go ahead with this page in order to learn how to download and install the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta update on your Samsung smartphone.
How to sign up for Samsung Android 13 Beta
Joining Samsung’s One UI Beta program is not a difficult task at all. In the near future, you will be able to sign up for the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program on your eligible Galaxy device (Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Galaxy S21 series).
As soon as the Android 13 Beta activity begins for your specific region, you will be able to join the One UI Beta through the Samsung Members app. Now, log in with your Samsung Account and tap on the Bell icon in which you should be able to see a new One UI 5 Beta registration banner.
On the newly emerged banner, simply tap and an entry form will appear so you can fill in your details. Once done, read the terms and conditions before joining the One UI 5 Beta program and press the ENROLL button to finish the signup process.
Aside from the sign-up process for the Samsung Android 13 Beta Program, we also covered the same topic for the One UI 5 Beta Program, which you can find below.
Samsung is rolling out the Android 13 update for Galaxy M13 [One UI 5.0]
About 6 months back, Samsung introduced the Galaxy M13 and Galaxy M13 5G budget smartphones. The Galaxy M13 5G becomes the first entry-level phone, which is now installing the new Android 13-based One UI 5.0 firmware update.
Initially released in India, the Galaxy M13 5G’s Android 13 upgrade carries PDA version number M136BXXU2BVK3. In addition, it brings the new November 2022 Android security patch as part of enhancing the security and reliability of your Galaxy.
Weirdly, the Galaxy M13’s latest firmware update packs a new Android and One UI operating system in a big 1.5GB package. However, the firmware doesn’t have a changelog, which appeared on all previous smartphones to showcase new features and changes.
What’s new with Android 13
Samsung’s new One UI 5.0 update brings Android 13 operating system to Galaxy devices. The new OS introduces better dynamic theming capabilities, themed app icons, a privacy dashboard and a handful of new privacy focussed feature along with security improvements.
On the flip side, the One UI 5 carries new visual effects, improved animations, text extract feature, the ability to disable RAM Plus, new wallpapers – Graphical/Colors, brand new stock apps icons, optimized user interface for better experiences and a lot more.
How to update
Samsung consumers can check new software updates manually with a handful of simple steps. Firstly, visit your Galaxy device’s “System Settings,” once done, scroll down and tap the “Software update” tab, followed by the “Download and install” button.
These 3rd party apps support Android 13 Themed Icons
Android 12 doesn’t but Android 13 does, see what. Although Google has released many features with Android 13 as well as improved the features of Android 12. The most eye-catching feature that makes your home screen look more beautiful is the Material You-themed icons.
Material You or Dynamic Theming feature came with Android 12 and now it is improving with Android 13. Earlier, you could match the color of the icons of the apps to the theme of your mobile, did you ever notice that not all apps have themed colors? If you have not noticed this, then you can still watch it on your Android 12-based smartphone.
In Pixel smartphones, the themed app icon feature is limited to Google apps, similar to Samsung apps on Samsung devices. But now, Android 13 brings support for the themed app icons feature for 3rd party apps, i.e. many third-party apps will also be colored after enabling the feature.
If you want to know which are the 3rd party apps that received the support of Material You themed app icons with Android 13, then you need not go anywhere, you can check the list of apps given below
Android 13 Material You themed icons support for third-party apps:
With Android 13, these apps now get Material You themed icon support.
- 1Password 8
- American Express
- Anchor by Spotify
- Battery Guru
- Brave Browser
- Bundled Notes
- Cafe Buddy
- Cast My Radio
- Cell Reader – New
- Citrix Workspace
- Credit Karma
- Cync by GE
- Dolphin Emulator
- Dynamic Wallpaper
- eBay – New
- Element Messenger
- Exposure Calculator
- Genius Scan
- Google Pixel Watch – New
- Home Assistant – New
- Infinity for Reddit
- iOSXPC Wallpapers
- Joey for Reddit
- Mastodon – New
- Microsoft Edge
- Offline Diary
- Opera Browser (beta)
- Opera GX
- Pano Scrobbler
- Pluma Browser
- Pocket Casts
- Podcast Addict
- PS Remote Play
- Relay for Reddit
- Retro Music Player
- RIF (Reddit)
- Shortcut Maker
- Sleep As Android
- Sync for RedditSymfonium
- SimpliSafe – New
- Talon for Twitter
- Telegram X
- Tusky for Mastodon – New
- URL Checker
- Yandex Translate
- Yaste Kodi Remote
Samsung Android 13 Coverage:
Samsung One UI 5.0 (Android 13) – Beta/Stable, Bugs/Issues, Release Date, Eligible Devices, Features
Google officially released the Stable version of the Android 13 operating system on August 15. On the other hand, Samsung has begun its One UI 5.0 update adoption process for flagship Galaxy devices to offer them the new Android 13 OS.
In early August, the South Korean tech giant started the One UI 5.0 Beta testing program for the Galaxy S22 series. Therefore, we can expect the stable Android 13 update for Samsung Galaxy smartphones could be available earlier than the last year.
Table of contents
Through this Samsung Android 13 Update Tracker, we are providing you information related to your Galaxy smartphone or tablet’s eligibility for One UI 5.0 software, Beta program, Stable/Public rollout, Bugs/Issues, Release Date (Roadmap), and expected features.
Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 Rollout
|Oct. 24||Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra||Concluded||Released||One UI 5 Beta officially launched|
|Nov. 7||Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra||Concluded||Released||One UI 5 Beta available in 4 markets|
|Nov. 20||Galaxy S21 FE 5G||N/A||Released||Rolling out gradually|
|Nov. 21||Galaxy Z Fold 3||Concluded||Released||Available widely|
|Nov. 21||Galaxy Z Flip 3||Concluded||Released||Available widely|
|Nov. 7||Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra||Concluded||Released||Available widely|
|Dec. 9||Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G||N/A||Released||Expanding|
|Nov. 7||Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra||Concluded||Released||Available widely|
|Nov. 25||Galaxy Note 10 Lite||Released||Available widely|
|Dec. 01||Galaxy S10 Lite||Released||Available widely|
|Dec. 9||Galaxy Z Fold 2||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 9||Z Flip LTE/5G||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 6||Galaxy A73 5G||Released||Available widely|
|Dec. 2||Galaxy A53 5G||Released||Available widely|
|Dec. 4||Galaxy A33 5G||Released||Available widely|
|Dec. 9||Galaxy A23||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 9||Galaxy A13||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 9||Galaxy A72||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 9||Galaxy A52s||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 9||A52 LTE/5G||India||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 1||Galaxy A71 LTE/5G||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 3||Galaxy A51 LTE/5G||Released||Rolling out|
|April 27||Galaxy A Quantum|
|Dec. 6||Galaxy Quantum 2||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 8||Galaxy A42 5G||Released||Rolling out|
|April 27||Galaxy A03s|
|April 27||A12 / A12 Nacho|
|Dec. 4||Galaxy A32||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 7||Galaxy A32 5G||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 3||Galaxy A22||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 6||Galaxy A22 5G||Released||Rolling out|
|April 27||Galaxy A03|
|Dec. 6||Galaxy M42 5G||Released||Rolling out|
|April 27||Galaxy M12|
|Nov. 25||Galaxy M62||Released||Available Widely|
|April 27||Galaxy M01|
|April 27||Galaxy M22|
|April 27||Galaxy M31|
|Dec. 9||Galaxy M32||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 9||Galaxy M32 5G||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 5||Galaxy M52 5G||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 5||Galaxy M33||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 5||Galaxy M23||Released||Rolling out|
|Dec. 5||Galaxy F42 5G||Released||Rolling out|
|April 27||Galaxy F62|
|April 27||Galaxy F12|
|April 27||Galaxy F22|
|April 27||Galaxy F23|
|Nov. 27||Galaxy Tab S7 LTE/5G/Wi-Fi||Released||Rolling out|
|April 27||Galaxy Tab S7+ LTE/5G/Wi-Fi|
|April 27||Galaxy Tab S7 FE|
|Dec. 7||Galaxy Tab S6 Lite||Released||Rolling out|
|Nov. 20||Tab S8 Series||Released||Available widely|
|April 27||Galaxy Tab S6 5G|
|April 27||Galaxy Tab A7 Lite|
Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 Bugs/Issues
|Aug 20||GPay, Samsung Pay not working||LINK||Unplugged|
|Aug 20||Good Lock unplugged||LINK|
|Aug 20||Google Clock working abnormally||LINK||Acknowledged|
|Aug 20||Call Screen not active in the US||LINK||Unacknowledged|
|Sep. 15||Animation speeds and smoothness||LINK||To fix with Beta 3|
Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 Features
|Updated||Name of feature||Description||Compatible models||Availabiliy|
|June 08||Animation Speeds||Samsung improving animation speeds with One UI 5.0 software||All Galaxy devices||Later this year|
|July 06||UI changes||One UI 5 may not bring major UI changes over One UI 4||All Galaxy devices||Later this year|
|Aug 7||Official Highlights||Samsung has officially launched One UI 5 with a lot of new features||All Galaxy devices||Later this year|
|Aug 20||New Icons||Samsung released new icons with Beta 2||Beta testers||Later this year|
Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 News
Galaxy devices updated to Android 13
Galaxy Z Series
- Galaxy Z Flip 4 – Stable
- Galaxy Z Fold 4 – Stable
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 – Stable
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 – Stable
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 – Beta
- Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G – Beta
Galaxy S Series
- Galaxy S22 – Stable
- Galaxy S22 Plus
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 – Stable
- Galaxy S21 Plus
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 – Stable
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 FE 5G – Stable
- Galaxy S20 FE – Stable
- Galaxy S10 Lite – Stable
Galaxy Note Series
- Galaxy Note 20 – Stable
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite – Stable
Galaxy A Series
- Galaxy A73 5G – Stable
- Galaxy A53 – Stable
- Galaxy A33 5G – Stable
- Galaxy A72 – Stable
- Galaxy A52s 5G – Stable
- Galaxy A52 LTE/5G – Stable
- Galaxy A71 4G – Stable
- Galaxy A51 LTE/5G – Stable
- Galaxy Quantum 2
- Galaxy A13 5G
- Galaxy A42 5G
- Galaxy A22 LTE/5G
- Galaxy A23
- Galaxy A13
- Galaxy A32 LTE/5G
Galaxy M Series
- Galaxy M53 5G – Stable
- Galaxy M33 5G – Stable
- Galaxy M52 5G – Stable
- Galaxy M42 5G – Stable
- Galaxy M32 5G – Stable
- Galaxy M22 – Stable
Galaxy F Series
- Galaxy F62 5G – Stable
- Galaxy F52 5G
- Galaxy F42 5G
Galaxy Tab Series
- Galaxy Tab S8 – Stable
- Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S7 – Stable
- Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Galaxy XCover Series
- Galaxy XCover 6 Pro – Stable
- Galaxy XCover 5
October 07, 2022
Samsung released the fourth One UI 5.0 Beta software for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone users in the United States, India, South Korea and Germany. It comes with several bug fixes, system optimization, October 2022 security patch and more.
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
September 28, 2022
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.
September 26, 2022
The Korean community’s moderator revealed that the One UI Home function is crashing because of the Good Lock’s Home Up module. Here’s how to fix
September 26, 2022
However, after installing the recent One UI 5.0 Beta update, users have started complaining that their phones’ Object, Shadow and Reflection Eraser tools are not working.
September 15, 2022
A new test build appeared, pointing out that the E625FDDU2CVI6 is the latest One UI 5.0 test firmware, which is available for select units internally.
September 12, 2022
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.
September 09, 2022
As per tipster IceUniverse, the third beta of Samsung One UI 5.0 will improve the animations compared to the current beta version. Samsung may release the third One UI 5.0 beta update anytime in the next week for Galaxy S22 smartphones.
September 8, 2022
Samsung started the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program for the Galaxy S21 series in South Korea, Europe and India, while the US, Germany, China and Poland are in the queue.
August 20, 2022
Second One UI 5.0 Beta
Samsung US community moderator has replied to a consumer’s query about One UI 5.0 Beta but denied giving a specific release date of Beta 2 and said it’s not possible to reveal.
August 08, 2022
One UI 5 Open Beta
Samsung has officially announced the Android 13-based One UI 5 Open Beta program for the Galaxy devices. This opportunity lets Galaxy consumers get and experience the upcoming OS ahead of its stable release.
August 06, 2022
One UI 5 Beta starts releasing
July 12, 2022
One UI 5.0 7 new emojis
A Reddit user shared the images of 7 new emojis that are claimed to be coming with the One UI 5.0 beta. A couple of these emojis look like updated versions of what Samsung already has while others are new and different.
July 09, 2022
One UI 5.0 Beta First Look
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.
July 06, 2022
The Galaxy S22 series might get the One UI 5 Beta in the next 2-3 weeks, while a recent report suggests that Samsung employees have access to the Beta firmware, internally.
June 29, 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.
June 28, 2022
According to a recent report, Samsung’s going to launch the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program in the 3rd week of July 2022.
Moreover, the company is aiming to start distributing the Stable Android 13 update with One UI 5.0 features to Galaxy devices by October this year. Read more
June 22, 2022
Tipster IceUniverse revealed that Samsung has started the development of the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software for Galaxy devices.
According to the info, the major software upgrade will come with improved animation speeds in various segments of the user interface for better experiences. Read the full story here
June 9, 2022
With this Beta 3 release, Android 13 reaches an important milestone for app developers and that’s Platform Stability. However, Google’s blog post doesn’t highlight any user-facing changes in Android 13 beta 3.
June 8, 2022
A recent report suggests that this major upgrade will significantly improve the animation speeds on the Samsung Galaxy devices with Android 13.
May 27, 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 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 12, 2022
Google has revealed at its I/O developer conference that the second public beta for Android 13 can be downloaded and tested from today. Google is planning to land this milestone, first on its Pixel devices.
- Battery widgets and tweaks are no longer available under “Settings Services”, and widgets now are a little bit stretched.
- Made back gesture destinations more predictable.
- Updates in display size and text tweaks.
- Screen savers get more prominence in settings.
- Newness in notification tweaks.
- New pulsating home unlock animation
May 11, 2022
Samsung has plans to introduce the One UI 5 Beta by July 2022, while Chinese tech makers including OnePlus, Oppo and Realme just allowed their flagships to download the Android 13 Beta 1 build. Read more
May 07, 2022
Ahead of the Android 13 upgrade, Samsung is providing new Camera features to the various flagship Galaxy devices including the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy Note 20 series. There’s plenty to explore here
April 27, 2022
Google released the Android 13 Beta 1 to the eligible Pixel smartphone users with various new features and improvements, over the Developer Preview build. Let’s have a look at some new features of Android 13’s first beta build. Read more
- More granular access to media files
- Better error reporting in Keystore and KeyMint
- Anticipatory audio routing
April 8, 2022
According to the latest report, Samsung is likely to announce the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program in the next three-four months, most probably by July this year. Read more