Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra smartphones are the latest recipient of the stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update in Canada. This update has arrived with lots of goodies and improvements over the One UI 4.1 software.
In addition, it installs the latest November 2022 Android security patch that addresses dozens of privacy and security-related issues and vulnerabilities including 3 critical, 32 high, and 1 moderate level of CVEs and 26 SVEs.
Android 13 One UI 5.0 key features:
There’s a lot to talk about the new generation software for Galaxy S21 smartphones. It comes with 16 color palette options to provide you more control over your phone’s theme, a new Lockdown mode from privacy enhancements, and two multitasking gestures for easier access to the Split screen view and Pop-up window.
It further brings an Extract text feature to let users copy text from any image and paste it into messages, per-app language to set different languages on different apps, Stack Widgets so that you can create group widgets by just dragging and dropping one, and many more.
In addition to these, the One UI 5.0 update makes it easier to get things done across your Galaxy devices with the new Settings menus: Connected device, Modes and Routines, and Security and Privacy. The Wallpaper and style section is also facing significant improvements with a new collection of One UI 5.0 wallpapers, and others.
Besides, many Samsung apps are also getting new features. The Camera app is bringing a customizable Picture Watermark, Telephoto lens support in food mode, a new help guide in Pro mode, and others. The Gallery app is getting improved editing tools, a new “View all” option to quickly access all your albums, and more.
As far as the customization capabilities are concerned, the major upgrade makes the Lock Screen very customizable, you can edit every element of the screen and make it look the way you want. Also, there are three new Good Lock modules that offer you additional functions.
- Galaxy S21: G991WVLU5DVK3
- Galaxy S21+: G996WVLU5DVK3
- Galaxy S21 Ultra: G998WVLU5DVK3
To download the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for Samsung Galaxy S21 in Canada, visit the “Settings” of your phone. From here, enter the “Software update” section and tap the “Download and install” option. Follow a couple of on-screen instructions and it’s done!
These popular Samsung devices are not getting Android 13 update
On August 15, Google officially released Android 13, while Samsung started One UI 5.0 Beta activity for Galaxy phones in early August while seeded it to Public in late October. Numerous Galaxy devices are eligible to receive Android 13, meanwhile, some popular Samsung devices are not getting this major upgrade.
The South Korean tech giant offers up to four major Android upgrades to flagship Galaxy phones and tablets launched in/after 2021. Meanwhile, older flagship Galaxies such as the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series were compatible with two OS upgrades at the launch time.
In August 2020, Samsung announced that all flagship Galaxy devices debuted with Android 9-based One UI 1.x software will get three major OS upgrades. This announcement made an additional Android update possible for the famous Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 lineups.
Starting with the Android 10-based One UI 2.x, Samsung delivered the Android 11-based One UI 3.x and the Android 12-based One UI 4.x upgrades to the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G smartphones.
While the Galaxy Note 10 and S10 lineups are not eligible to get any more major firmware, owners have to use their devices on the Android 12 OS. Meanwhile, Samsung will provide two more years of regular security updates to all of these devices following its February 2019’s promise.
These Samsung phones won’t get Android 13
- Galaxy Note 10
- Galaxy Note 10+
- Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy S10 5G
- Galaxy Fold
These Samsung phones will get Android 13
Samsung releases Galaxy S20 Android 13/One UI 5.0 update in Canada
Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra smartphone users in Canada have begun collecting the major Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. This update comes with a bunch of new features, improvements, and user interface changes.
As per the official changelog, One UI 5.0 brings various Lock screen customization options, you can now personalize wallpaper, clock style, notification settings, and more, with live preview all in one place.
It further brings users more wallpaper choices with the revamped Wallpaper and Style section. At the same time, it’s now easy to find the right theme for your phone with 16 color palettes and basic colors.
Moreover, multitasking is very easy with One UI 5.0 software, now you just need to swipe your screen to open any apps in a split-screen view, or pop-up window. Additionally, managing certain useful settings is also getting effortless with new Connected devices, Modes and Routines, and Security and Privacy menus.
Other than these, the latest update also brings a new stack widgets feature, Picture Watermark, Help guide in Pro mode, Extract text from images, Notification permission, the ability to disable RAM Plus, Per-app languages, and more.
Aside from these, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Android 13 update in Canada installs the November 2022 Android security patch that addresses 3 critical, 32 high, and 1 moderate level of CVEs and 26 SVEs. It’s worth mentioning that the Galaxy S20 series customers in Europe have already started grabbing the latest December 2022 security patch.
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- Galaxy S20+ 5G – G986WVLU3GVK3
- Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G – G988WVLU3GVK3
Samsung Voice Recorder update brings Android 13 Color Palette support [Expanding]
Samsung is expanding the Android 13 Color Palette support for Voice Recorder app to more Galaxy devices through a new update. This time, the color palette support for Voice Recorder app comes with an updated version 21.4.00.28.
Samsung Voice Recorder 21.4.00.28 brings Android 13 and color palette support. In addition, it added recent search settings and updated permissions.
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) December 7, 2022
October 26, 2022
Samsung has its own Voice Recorder app to record voice, where you can record and edit any sound as the company provides several options. Currently, the Korean tech giant has started releasing a new update for the Voice Recorder app to bring Android 13-based One UI 5.0 support.
The new update for Voice Recorder has arrived via Galaxy Store with version 220.127.116.11. The new update comes with Android 13 and Color palette support to the app, which means the app will run well on the latest One UI 5.0 software.
Now, Voice Recorder supported the theme color from the logo to the interface of this app because the latest update has brought Color Palette support. After installing this update, you will get a next-level experience.
Furthermore, the Android 13-based Samsung Voice Recorder also added recent search settings features. However, you can turn it on and off at your convenience. To turn off this feature, you just need to follow a few steps. First, open the Voice Recorder app on your smartphone >> tap on the List option >> click on the Search icon >> you can press the Wedge sign (∧) to hide the search content.
To install this update, you have to download a 9.93 MB software package to install the update via Galaxy Store. You can also directly download the latest update from the link mentioned below.
- Samsung Voice Recorder 18.104.22.168 update – Link