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[Update: Live in Philippines] Android 13 for Samsung Galaxy A52 is rolling out now!

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Samsung A52 5G Android 13 update

[Nov. 20] Update 2…

The Galaxy A52 smartphone users in the Philippines are now getting the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade, as spotted by @SamsungSWUpdate. The 2nd major firmware update for the A52 comes with various new features and notable changes in the user interface for better experiences.

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[Nov. 17] Update 1…

Starting Russia, Samsung released the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 firmware update for the Galaxy A52 smartphone users. In addition, the update brings November 2022 security patch and carries firmware version A525FXXU4CVJB. Also, read | One UI 5.0 Key Features | Samsung

One UI 5 – What’s New

The One UI 5.0 update brings the latest Android 13 OS to Galaxy devices alongside a number of new features. For a better understanding of One UI 5.0, you can check the complete changelog as it contains every major/minor change.

[Nov. 15] Initial story…

Samsung’s Galaxy A53 and Galaxy A73 smartphone users have already started to grab the One UI 5.0 update in certain markets. And recently, Samsung pushed the Stable Android 13 update for the Galaxy M52 devices in Europe and India, which suggests Galaxy A52 will get it very soon.

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Meanwhile, @SamsungSWUpdate spotted (via CheckFirm) a new Android 13-based One UI 5.0 test firmware for the Samsung Galaxy A52 smartphone units. The CSC of the test build is INS, which suggests the Indian variants will soon get access to the new OS upgrade.

Per the screenshot, the newest test firmware for the Galaxy A52 bears version number A525FXXU4CVJB, which could be the final test build. Similarly, the 5G variants of the Galaxy A52 smartphone may also have the same treatment as soon as Samsung begins the rollout of Android 13.

Last year, the South Korean tech giant released the Galaxy A52 smartphone with Android 11-based One UI 3.1 operating system out of the box. Later, the company released 1st major upgrade; Android 12-based One UI 4 to the Galaxy A52 among others.

Since the mid-range phone is eligible for three OS upgrades, the Android 13 is not going to be the last major switch. After the next Android, Samsung will also provide the Android 14 update to the Galaxy A52, well, the current One UI 5.0 will let you easily wait a year for the next OS.

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung One UI 5.1 quick settings, notification panel looks attractive in concept

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Samsung One UI 5.1 Concept

At present, innovation is lacking in the industry as phone makers are striving for ideas to practically make upgrades worthy. Samsung’s going to introduce the Galaxy S23 next year, which is going to be a lot similar to the S22 in terms of innovation, except for the 200MP camera on Ultra.

While the devices seem to be featuring a new rear design, the software part is now requiring major upgrades. For two years, Samsung has been introducing the same notification panel and quick settings interface with additional improvements and usability changes.

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Meanwhile, a Samsung fan comes up with One UI 5.1 concept showing the new attractive notification panel and quick settings user interface. Shared by Twitter user @Vetrox360, the One UI 5.1 concept images introduce revamped quick settings panel, which seems to be inspired by Android 13 and ColorOS.

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Along with sharing the concept images, the user asked Samsung about the implementation of these changes in the One UI 5.1, however, the answer is yet to be given. The user radically tweaked the interface by adding larger pill-shaped Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles and a big media player in the header.

Besides that, the traditional options including circular quick settings toggles are placed, followed by a brightness control slider, device, and media output control, and notifications section. The interface brings clear blur without Samsung’s gray overlay in the One UI 5.1 concept.

No doubt, Samsung appreciates consumers’ feedback, but there are few chances of executing this new design in the One UI 5.1. The upcoming One UI version will be an improved variant of One UI 5, while, the company is likely to make UI changes with Android 14.

Aside from this, it’s most likely that the One UI 5.1 update will bring more customization options for the lock screen and home screen, as Samsung showcased at SDC 2022. Notably, the company may have reserved combined battery widgets similar to iOS and stock Android, which could be a part of the next One UI version.

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Samsung Canada: Galaxy Z Flip, A53/A52 and A71 will get One UI 5.0 on December 13

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Samsung One UI 5.0 is based on Android 13 operating system, which brings notable changes in the device’s usability and software appearance. Samsung’s custom Android skin introduces meaningful changes in the user interface alongside various new and useful features for your Galaxy.

So far, the company delivered its major firmware update to dozens of Galaxy devices globally. However, network carriers in Canada now revealed the One UI 5.0/Android 13 update release date for the Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A71 smartphones.

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According to the support pages of Fido and Telus, the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update will rollout for the Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A71 on December 13, 2022 in Canada. The new software will also carry a newer security patch for better device reliability.

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Fido/Telus One UI 5.0 Release –

  1. Galaxy A52 5G
  2. Galaxy A53 5G
  3. Galaxy Z Flip
  4. Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  5. Galaxy A71

Samsung One UI 5.0 Wallpaper and Style

All of the above-listed Galaxy devices have started to receive the Android 13 update in the international market. Canadian users have to wait a bit longer than the global variants due to additional testing and certification by the network provider.

Android 13 is the last major firmware update for the Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G and Galaxy A71 smartphone users. However, the Galaxy A52 will get Android 14 as well, while, the Galaxy A53 supports major upgrades up to Android 16 (One UI 8.0 tentative name).

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.

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One UI 5.0: Customize app icons on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Samsung One UI 5 app icons

Samsung‘s One UI offers a bunch of options to customize everything on the Galaxy smartphone. With the latest One UI 5.0, Samsung has added several new options to provide a smooth experience. Icons are one of the most important parts of the user interface as we see it every time while using the smartphone, you can customize app icons on your One UI 5.0 smartphone.

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With the enhanced Dynamic Theme feature, we can now apply the theme color to stock and third-party apps that support it, but many apps don’t change, which makes the app drawer look ugly at times. But don’t worry because Samsung provides another option to customize the app icons which is the Theme Park Good Lock Module.

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Samsung  One UI 5 app icons

You can easily customize the size, shape, and color of the icons as you wish and beautify your home screen and app screen. Let’s see how to customize app icons in your One UI 5.0 Samsung smartphone.

How to customize app icons in Samsung smartphones?

1. Visit the Good Lock app on your Galaxy smartphone

2. Now, download the Theme Park module of Make Up category.

3. Open the Theme Park module.

4. Press on the Icon option present at the bottom.

 

5. Tap on Create new button.

6. New options appear for customizing the icons:

Shape: You can select any one shape from 11 different options.

Color: 

  • Icon Color: You can choose the color of the icon
  • Tray color: For the background of the icon, you can choose a color from here.

Size: You can adjust the size of the icon through the slider.

Icon Pack: From here, you can see the downloaded icon pack and when you apply any pack, app icons are changed with the images of the selected icon pack.

 

7. If you have selected the color, shape, and size of icons then you have to press on the download icon present at the top left corner.

8. A new pop-up appears, enter the name and press OK.

9. Now, select the icon pack that you have newly created.

10. Click on the Apply option.

11. It is done.

Note: Good Lock app is available only for flagship Samsung devices.

Not all countries eligible for Samsung Good Lock app, find yours

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