Samsung Galaxy S22 series gets One UI 5.0 Beta based on Android 13

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Samsung is introducing a beta version of the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 for users of the Galaxy S22 series in Germany. People need to register on the Samsung Members app for a chance to download this beta version. The South Korean tech giant has advised users to backup their smartphone data before installing the update. Samsung has further stated that this build will supposedly not work with service provider locked handsets. The stable version of Android 13 is expected to arrive later this year in September.

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Samsung announced the update Friday via a post on its community forum as noted by Android Authority. Registration for the One UI 5.0 beta test is open in Germany for a limited period of time exclusively for the first 500 members who register for the “One UI beta program” in the Samsung Members app.

This beta version is only compatible with the unlocked Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra. So far, only these smartphones work with the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 beta which is said to have the firmware version S90xBXXU2ZHV4. Samsung could reveal more compatible devices in the future.

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Users who want to sign up for the One UI 5.0 beta should be aware that they may encounter unexpected bugs. Samsung recommends people back up their data before installing the update. Contactless payment apps such as Samsung Pay and Google Pay are not expected to work with this beta version. In addition, various third-party applications may not work completely.

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An earlier report claimed that Samsung could have launched the One UI 5.0 beta for the Galaxy S22 series of smartphones at the end of July. Samsung is expected to release a stable version of the One UI 5.0 in October. In related news, Google could reportedly roll out the stable Android 13 version sometime in September this year.


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