A first beta version of One UI 5 for the Galaxy S22 has reportedly been spotted in South Korea. Galaxy smartphones could therefore be entitled to a taste of Android 13 earlier than expected this year.
Samsung has never been so good on updates. The Korean firm has now committed to offering 4 years of software support on its smartphones, now ahead of what Google offers with its Pixels. But this effort was also visible on the timing with which its updates were rolled out.
An advanced beta program in July?
People waiting to try the next version of Android 13 should therefore be reassured if they have a Galaxy smartphone since Samsung seems to be currently working on a beta of One UI 5.
Hints that an early public beta is on the way for the Galaxy S22 come to us from South Korea as we learn SamMobile with a first name: S906NKSU2ZVF6. It would work for the time being on Korean Galaxy S22s, but should be offered later to other markets.
Nothing has been made official by Samsung yet, but there were rumors of the start of an Android 13 beta program for July, so we should know what’s going on pretty soon.
Samsung always more efficient on updates
For comparison, the One UI 4 beta started last year in September, which would show that Samsung continues its efforts to improve its schedule and provide its users with updates ever faster.
The company had not joined Google’s beta program for Android 13 and therefore prefers to move forward on its own. Android 13 is currently in its third beta phase at Google and the firm should still deliver one last before the release of the stable version.
Samsung seems in any case to be in very good shape in terms of software support, having gone from a real weak point to one of its new great assets in a few years. The Korean giant is slowly hunting Google land and people who thought they were better off on this side with a pure Android smartphone may have to reconsider now.
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