This is when your Samsung Galaxy will get Android 13 (One UI 5)

This is when your Samsung Galaxy will get Android 13 (One UI 5)

The Galaxy S22 and S22 Ultra
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Google just released Android 13, the latest system update for Android phones and tablets. It’s already available on Google Pixel phones, but it’s also coming to some of samsung devices as a user interface 5.

Samsung is already testing its version of the Android 13 update, called One UI 5.0, in a public beta. In addition to (almost) everything in regular Android 13, Samsung is adding stackable widgets on the home screen, more options for color themes, optional call backgrounds for each contact, improved reminders, a customizable space bar on the Samsung keyboard, updates for Samsung DeXand much more.

When will Samsung release Android 13?

Samsung started rolling out Android 13 on the Galaxy S22 series around October 24, 2022, but it hasn’t reached other models yet. The company doesn’t have firm dates for the other updates, but we can make an educated guess based on recent years.

Google released Android 12 on October 4, 2021and Samsung started rolling out the same update (One UI 4) to their phones at the end of november. However, some bugs were discovered, so the update was stopped until At the end of December. The year before that, Google released Android 12 in Septemberand Samsung started releasing it at the end of December and beginning of January.

Given that it took about four months for the Android 11 update to start appearing on most of Samsung’s flagship devices, and about three months for Android 12, a full rollout in October or November 2022 seems likely.

Like most Android device manufacturers, Samsung updates its flagship phones and tablets first: the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab S series. Cheaper devices get lower priority for major updates, as do older flagships. For example, the Galaxy S21 received Android 12 from December 2021, but the old Galaxy Tab S6 and S6 Lite I didn’t receive it until March 2022.

Which phones and tablets will get Android 13?

Samsung has not provided a complete list of The telephones Y tablets that will receive Android 13, but the company has promised certain update periods for most of its devices. For example, the Galaxy S10 was released in 2019 and Samsung promised “three generations” of updatesso it will probably stay on Android 12 – it already got Android 10, 11 and 12.

Below is a list of phones and tablets that should receive Android 13, based on their original software promise (three “generations” for most devices) and the version of Android they started with.

  • Galaxy S20 series (launched on Android 10)
  • Galaxy S21 series (launched on Android 11)
  • Galaxy S22 series (launched on Android 12)
  • Galaxy Note20 Series (launched on Android 10)
  • Galaxy Tab S8 series (launched on Android 12)
  • Galaxy Tab S7 series (launched on Android 10)
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2, Fold 3 and Fold 4 (started on Android 10+)
  • Galaxy Z Flip, Flip 3 and Flip 4 (started on Android 10+)
  • Galaxy A52 and A53 (started on Android 11 and 12, respectively)
  • Galaxy A71, A72 and A73 (started on Android 10+)

The oldest on the list are phones that shipped with Android 10 and were promised three years of updates, like the Galaxy S20 and the original Z Flip. We’re pretty sure the Galaxy S10 series won’t get Android 13, though. Galaxy S10 Lite which came much later could: It shipped with Android 10 out of the box, not Android 9 like the other models. The same goes for the Note 10 series and the later Note 10 Lite.

Although some phones won’t get Android 13, Samsung generally provides security updates much longer than full Android updates. For example, Galaxy S10 series still has a full year of security fixes left.

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