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Android 13 Themed App Icons

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Thanks to Android 13, we can now customize our phones to our personal style. The new Android 13 OS introduces expanded Themed App Icons so Android users can set more apps – not just Google apps – to match their phone’s wallpaper tint and colors.

Officially released on August 15, Google’s new mobile platform – Android 13 brings an evolved look and style, which is based on Material You. As result, consumers can now customize non-Google apps too to match their phone’s wallpaper theme and colors.

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Themed App Icons

This additional functionality makes your phone’s home screen even more unique yet cohesive to your style. The feature works on the Material You and Dynamic Theming engine, which creates Color Palettes as well for the customization of UI elements.

During the development of Android 13, Google informed app developers that they can opt into themed app icons. This feature tweaks the app icons in supported Android launchers to adapt the coloring of the user’s chosen wallpaper and other themes.

To make apps Themed Icons supported with Android 13 OS, developers are required to provide both an adaptive icon and a monochromatic app icon during submission. Monochromatic app icon helps the OS apply the wallpaper-based colors using Material You design.

On devices running Android 13, users can turn on the Themed icons toggle in system settings, so the supported stock launchers will alter the app icons by using the coloring of the user’s chosen wallpaper and theme. Notably, the monochromatic app icon is compulsory for Themed App Icons feature.

In case the user hasn’t enabled themed app icons, the app lacks a monochromatic icon, or the launcher doesn’t support themed app icons, the home screen will display an adaptive or standard app icon instead of the Themed App Icons.

Android 13

On August 15, Google officially launched the Android 13 operating system for Pixel devices and started the update rollout through OTA. The new OS will be available for Samsung Galaxy devices later this year, as the US tech giant has officially cited in the press release.

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Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3 released, fixes Wallpaper and style crashing and more

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Google announced Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3, bringing fixes for a huge list of bugs and problems. Together with Android 14, the company is working on the development of Pixel June 2023 Feature Drop by running the Android 13 QPR3 Beta program.

The Android maker published the full changelog of the QPR3 Beta 3 release, which mentions fixes for the Wi-Fi calling issue, the home screen stuck issue, the Wallpaper and style app crashing, auto-activation of the work profile when the phone switched off and on, and more.

According to Google, Pixel smartphones launched after Pixel 4a are eligible for the Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3 update. As Android is the core of Samsung’s custom skin, we will see mutual improvements in future builds of the One UI 5.1 software system.

Earlier this month, the search engine giant released the Android 14 Beta 1 for supported Pixel phones. The new OS brings a number of new personalization tools, which are flagged by Google, making them hidden from users. It suggests the next Android 14 Beta might unlock those hidden features on Pixel phones.

Unlike Developer Previews and Beta (s) for unreleased versions of Android, QPR builds are suitable for general use. However, please review any known issues that are listed on this page. This new third Beta of QPR3 includes the next round of refinements such as bug fixes and improvements to stability and performance.

Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3 – What’s New

  • Fixed issues that could cause Wi-Fi calling to stop working.
  • Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause the system to get stuck on the home screen with no app icons and either the normal background or a blank, black background.
  • Fixed an issue where the system UI crashed when trying to access the Wallpaper & style screen both in the system settings app or by long-pressing from the home screen.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the screen on some devices to flash green when toggled if the phone was in a high temperature environment.
  • Fixed an issue where the camera displayed a black screen if the user tried to open the camera by pressing the power button twice.
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases when a work profile is switched on or off, the device rebooted instead.

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Samsung One UI 5 (Android 13) Update Info

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Last year, Samsung started rolling out the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy devices. In February 2023, the company introduced the new One UI 5.1 version, which brings additional new features and personalization capabilities.

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With the Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Update Info (2023) page, we are providing our readers with the latest insights related to the Android 13-based One UI 5 (One UI 5.0 & One UI 5.1) upgrade for their Galaxy devices including 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 about the latest One UI version.

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 the March 2023 update to the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, Galaxy S23 Ultra, 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 Note 20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A52s, and Galaxy A51 5G 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 Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4, W23, W23 flip
  • 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 S23, Galaxy S23+, Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • 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 Xcover5, Galaxy Xcover6 Pro

Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates

  • Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10+ 5G, Galaxy Note10 Lite
  • Galaxy A40
  • 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 A14 5G
  • Galaxy M21 2021, 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 F22, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy F52 5G, Galaxy F62, Galaxy F13, Galaxy F04
  • 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, Galaxy Xcover Pro

Current Models for Half Yearly Security Updates

  • 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 A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A02, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A42 5G
  • Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M31s,
  • Galaxy M51
  • Galaxy M12
  • Galaxy F12
  • 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.

Incredibly, 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.

Along with the Galaxy S23 series, the Korean tech giant debuted the Android 13-based new One UI 5.1 software iteration. The company is continuously expanding the availability of this new version to more new Galaxy devices.

Galaxy devices updated to Android 13

  • 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 5G
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S10 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
  • Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A53 5G
  • Galaxy A53
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy A33 5G
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M53
  • Galaxy M42 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S8
  • Galaxy Tab S8+
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab S7+

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Samsung Galaxy Android 14 Beta

Android 14 was announced on the Developer Preview channel on February 8, 2023. Samsung, on the other hand, is likely to begin the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 Beta testing program by August this year.

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Samsung Galaxy A51 5G at Metro by T-Mobile gets Android 13 (One UI 5) update

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Samsung Galaxy A51 May 2023 update

Metro by T-Mobile starts rolling out long-awaited Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update to the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G smartphone. T-Mobile delivered this major firmware update to the A51 5G about two weeks ago, and this short delay benefits a newer security patch.

According to info (via Redditor LightningLuisYT2), Samsung Galaxy A51 5G at Metro by T-Mobile started to receive Android 13-based One UI 5.0 features. The latest build carries PDA version number A516USQUBGWB3 and the latest February 2023 Android security patch.

Samsung Galaxy A51 Android 13 Metro by T-Mobile

Sadly, the Android 13 is the last major firmware update for the Galaxy A51. The device came pre-installed with Android 10-based One UI 2.x and upgraded with Android 11 and Android 12 in the past two years. Meanwhile, your device may get another year of security update support from Samsung.

Over the Android 12, the Android 13 brings major refinements, while Samsung included the One UI 5.0 with it. This combination takes your Galaxy device to a whole new level. There’s plenty to explore in One UI 5.0 such as new visual design, improved animations along with a lot of new features.

Talking about visual changes, icon symbols are larger for a bolder look that’s easier to scan. Subtle background gradients and improved contrast give a fresher, more natural feel. New help illustrations have been created to give a consistent look to all apps.

One UI 5 is the smoothest Android skin in Samsung’s history, which was further refined with One UI 5.1. New animations and transition effects make switching between screens feel more natural. Besides, the scrolling speed has been enhanced to make scrolling feel smoother throughout One UI.

For personalization, the One UI 5 brings great new tools so you can get tasks done in just a few taps. Just touch and hold the Lock screen to edit. Customize your wallpaper, clock style, notification settings, and more, with live preview, all in one place alongside a new wallpaper section!

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