The Samsung Galaxy S22 now sports a beta version of One UI 5, based on Android 13
It has launched its Android 13-flavored One UI 5 OS in beta for Galaxy S22 smartphones, Samsung announced. As with Android 13 itself, most of the changes are minor, with some cosmetic improvements as well as improvements to security, notifications, and the camera. Samsung's August 10th Unpacked event will feature the Galaxy Fold 4, which is expected to offer significant improvements thanks to Android 13.
Samsung is releasing its OS updates more quickly, as One UI 5 came out over a month earlier than UI 4 did last year. 12 new color options are available for the home screen, icons, and quick panels with Android 13. By stacking widgets, you can also save some space while adding accessibility features, such as a Magnifier tool to zoom in on objects and texts.
Additionally, it adds the ability to read your keyboard entry aloud. You'll also see Android 13 updates like new notification settings, which require apps to request permission before sending notifications.
There will be a new security dashboard that performs a security and privacy check, and you'll be able to set your preferred language for specific apps. Foldable enhancements in Android 13 appear designed for devices with different screen sizes, resolutions, and pixel densities like the Fold 3.
With native Android 13 support, Samsung might offer additional features, such as enhanced productivity tools, for the Fold 3. Our first look at Unpacked will take place on August 10th at 9 am ET.
If you live in the US, South Korea, or Germany and own a Galaxy S22, you can try out the One UI 5 update with the Samsung Members app. But bear in mind that beta software comes with certain risks.