Samsung isn’t showing any sign in slowing down its momentum about Android 13 rollout for its eligible handsets, and it is showing every other smartphone maker how to get things done. The manufacturer has added another batch of handsets to its portfolio with the latest Android goodies.
The Galaxy S20 series isn’t the company’s latest smartphones, but they are still very compelling devices today. Although the phones were originally launched with Android 10 in 2020, users are being treated to the latest Android 13 update with One UI 5, and it’s rolling out right now. In fact, Samsung already rolled out the Android 13 update for the carrier locked Galaxy S20 series in November 2022.
The update is now available for the carrier-unlocked variants of the Galaxy S20 series of phones in the US. Carrier-unlocked Galaxy S20 owners should see the G98xU1UEU3GVL5 firmware hitting their device. The update also contains December 2022 security patch and currently rolling out to devices on AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular South, Comcast, Cricket, Nextech, Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon, and Xfinity networks.
As per SamMobile, Dish and MetroPCS based Galaxy S20 series will also get the update soon in the coming days.
The One UI 5.0 brings all of Android 13’s brilliant improvements to the Galaxy S20 series, along with some pleasant changes to the UI, including an expanded color Palette feature, bigger notifications icons, and better blur effects in the notifications area, Stacked Widgets, a lot of accessibility features, and improved lock screen customization. You will also see a set of updated stock apps including Samsung Internet, Samsung Keyboard, Camera, Gallery, MyFiles and many more changes.
For those unaware, Samsung has already started testing the latest One UI 5.1 for the international Galaxy S20 variants. Samsung will launch the upcoming Galaxy S23 models with One UI 5.1 build on February 1st.
If you can’t wait for the update to hit your handset, you can try updating your phone to One UI 5 by heading over to Settings >> Software update on your phone and hitting Download and install.