The public beta testing of Android 13 for Samsung’s smartphones has officially started. The One UI 5.0 beta program has been made available for the Galaxy S22 series by the firm. Users in South Korea and Germany have already received the first beta update, version rolling out . Other markets, such as the US, should see the beta program go online soon.

SAMSUNG STARTED ONE UI 5.0 PUBLIC BETA TESTING The most recent version of Samsung’s specialized Android software is called One UI 5.0. It brings all the features that come standard with the most recent AOSP (Android Open Source Project) release and is based on Android 13. However, the Korean business will continue to significantly customize its user interface and provide a ton of adjustments and add-ons.

A leak from last month gave us a sneak peek at One UI 5.0. The notification center now has bolder writing and bigger app icons. Additionally, the background is now more opaque. Samsung is adding a proprietary Security and Privacy Hub but the permission dialog box appears to be the standard Android version.

Advertisement This is, of course, the initial beta build. Based on user feedback, Samsung may alter some UI components or the way specific functionalities are implemented as testing continues. The business has already started a program where engaged community members may give its software team direct feedback on One UI 5.0.

WHERE DO YOU SIGN UP FOR THE BETA PROGRAM? The One UI 5.0 beta program won’t be made available globally by Samsung. If history is any guide, users in China, India, Germany, Poland, South Korea, the UK, and the US will be able to access the application. From the Samsung Members app, you can find out what region you are in. You ought to be able to sign up your Galaxy S22 for the beta via the app, if it’s accessible. To sign up, just seek for a banner advertising the program and tap on it. It should be noted that the One UI 5.0 beta may not be available for Galaxy smartphones that are carrier-locked.

The beta update will be sent to you over the air once you have registered for the program (OTA). As per normal, you can check for OTA updates by opening the Settings app’s Software update menu and selecting “Download and install.” The first beta builds for the Galaxy S22 series are considerably over 2GB in size and run on the firmware version S90xBXXU2ZHV4. So, before downloading the update, if you have a limited cellular data plan, you might want to connect your phone to a reliable Wi-Fi network.

Advertisement In the upcoming weeks, Samsung is anticipated to make the One UI 5.0 beta available for more Galaxy smartphones. The Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3 should be the upcoming models. Starting in November, the stable update might be released. or perhaps even earlier. We’ll keep you informed.

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