Yesterday, Samsung detailed about the upcoming final stable version of the One UI 5 based Android 13 OS at its SDC22 conference. Today, Samsung expanded its public beta program to four more devices in its portfolio. The Korean tech giant released the Android 13 based One UI 5 beta for the Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones. Samsung confirmed the final update will be released “in upcoming weeks”, to be specifically it starts rolling out for the Galaxy S22 series by the end of this month.
Owners of these aforementioned handsets can enroll for the beta program through the Samsung Members app and start tinkering their devices with handful new features of the half-baked version of the One UI 5.
To be specific, One UI 5 Beta is now rolling out as an over-the-air update to members of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 in India, and the United States based Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. The beta program will most likely expand to the other countries in the coming days.
One UI 5 naturally comes with Android 13 features, along with Samsung’s own refreshed UI design, along with stackable widget support, new Color Palette feature, a simplified and unified Security & Privacy Dashboard. It also brings new gestures for split screen multitasking, more feature-rich stock apps, intuitive lock screen customizations, a new Bixby Text Call that converts the calls into texts, an improved My Files app, support for video wallpapers on the lock screen, as well as customizable incoming call backgrounds.
Enrolling for the One UI 5 beta program is pretty easy. You need to install the Samsung Members app and then tap on the banner that shows up at the top. You need to enter some details and finish the enrolling process. Then you will be prompted with an over-the-air update to the beta.
If you live in India or United States and are already enrolled in the One UI 5.0 Beta program, you can check for the update manually by heading to your phone’s Settings > Software update menu.