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- Samsung has started rolling out the One UI 5 beta version to some Galaxy S22 users in the US.
- This is the Android 13 version of Samsung’s UI overlay.
- It’s unknown which US carriers are part of the rollout
The update of Samsung’s UI overlay version of Android 13 is currently only being rolled out to a very limited number of Galaxy S22 phone models. There’s no word yet on the list of US wireless carriers that will make the beta available to users. This beta has been made available well ahead of the expected official launch of Android 13, which currently looks like it will happen sometime in September.
9to5Google has also posted a screenshot of the long and detailed change log for the One UI 5 beta. Many of the beta features are available in Android 13, but many are also specific to Samsung phones. That includes faster access to Samsung’s Bixby digital assistant, along with Bixby Routines, which help automate smartphone tasks.
If you own a Galaxy S22 phone and want to be considered for the beta test, you must first download the Samsung Members app. Afterward, go through the “Registration for One UI Beta Program” sign-up process. Then all you have to do is wait until the beta hopefully rolls out to your phone. Besides Germany and the US, the beta will be available in China, India, Poland, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. There’s no word when One UI 5 will be generally available to supported Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets.