The Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra are the company’s most premium phones. The smartphones were released in early 2022 with Android 12-based One UI 4.1. The Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra will be among the very first phones to get the Android 13 and One UI 5.0 beta update. In the blog post, we’ll continue to track all the latest developments around Android 13 and One UI 5.0 for the Galaxy S22 series.
The Galaxy S22 is currently the best Samsung phone you can buy right now. Being a premium phone comes with a lot of goodies. Samsung has one of the best and clear-cut software update policies for Galaxy phones. For the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra, Samsung has promised to send 4 generations of Android OS updates and 5 years of security updates. This is impressive. Not just Android 13, the Galaxy S22 series is confirmed to receive OS updates up to Android 16.
Although every new Android version brings major changes, the Android 12 was probably the most exciting. It brought major redesign, privacy indicators, and dozens of new features and improvements. Android 13 will be a more refined version of Android 12 with several new features and lots of improvements. The upcoming version of Android OS will bring more Material You color schemes, cinematic wallpapers, a QR scanner in the quick settings toggle, support for Bluetooth Low-Energy audio, and more.
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Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, S22 Ultra Android 13 (One UI 5.0) Beta Update Status
Samsung has not yet officially announced a timeline for the One UI 5.0 beta release. However, a report from Sammobile suggests that the Android 13-based One UI 5 beta program will kick off in the third week of July. It will reportedly be available for the Galaxy S22 series at first. Later, it will be made available for Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 as well.
Last year, Samsung released the One UI 4 beta program in August. While the stable version started rolling out in November. This year, we are running a bit fast. Google also released developer preview builds earlier than last year and Samsung might announce the One UI 5 beta in August. We can expect the stable rollout of Android 13 and One UI 5 to start taking place somewhere in October or early November.
[Update: Jul 9, 2022]: Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus running Android 13-based One UI 5.0 was spotted. The screenshot [posted below] was shared by Max Weinbach, a well-known tipster. The Galaxy S22 Plus runs the June 2022 security patch. The image hints that we are not too far away from the One UI 5.0 beta release for the Galaxy S22 series.
[Update: Jul 8, 2022]: Thanks to 9to5Google, we can now have our early look at the One UI 5.0. Take a look at the One UI 5.0 screenshots below.
[Update Jul 5, 2022]: Samsung has not yet announced anything about the One UI 5.0 beta update for the Galaxy S22 series. However, a report from Sammobile claims that the One UI 5 beta is already available for a limited number of Samsung employees. Hopefully, it will be available for the general public in the coming weeks.
Samsung Galaxy S22 One UI 5.0 (Android 13) release date?
While Samsung has not officially announced the timeline yet, some reports claim that the One UI 5.0 beta program will go live in late July. Initially, It will be available for Galaxy S22 series and will expand to more devices gradually. The stable Android 13 build is expected to start rolling out somewhere around October.
When will Samsung Galaxy S22 receive the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 beta update?
As of now, Samsung has not officially announced anything on this. However, according to recent reports, the Galaxy S22 series will be able to join the One UI 5.0 beta program in July.