Google released Android 13 earlier this year in August, but the update has yet to make its way to many phones and tablets. Samsung is now starting to bring Android 13 to its own phones, starting with the Galaxy S22 series.
Samsung is now rolling out its version of Android 13, known as One UI 5.0, to the Galaxy S22 series. Initial reports were mostly limited to Europe, but it has also started to roll out in the United States. Verizon has started pushing the update to phones, with other carriers (and unlocked versions) likely to follow soon.
One UI 5 includes everything in Google’s regular Android 13 update, like an improved taskbar for tablets, new media control widgets, improved security, and new functionality for app developers. Samsung has added a host of features on top, including more lock screen customization features (possibly inspired by iOS 16), more themes for the cover screen on the Galaxy Z Flip series, Samsung Wallet for payments phones and cards (which began to be implemented in June), and other changes.
Like most system updates for Android devices, One UI 5 is a staged release, so not everyone will have access to it at this time. There is no word on when stable updates will appear for other models such as the Galaxy Z series, older S flagships, and Galaxy Tabs. If previous major releases are any indication, the update should appear on more devices in the coming weeks and months.
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