Samsung is already making headlines for its upcoming Galaxy S23 series. But the reason Samsung was in the news last year for the fast Android 13 update. And Samsung is extending the update to remaining Galaxy phones. Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, and Galaxy A13 LTE are now getting Android 13 based One UI 5 in the US.
All three phones have already received the update in the international markets last month. And now finally these phones are getting Android 13 in the US.
Coming to the Galaxy A71, the update is available on T-Mobile and Sprint networks. Yes, the carrier locked Galaxy A71 5G is getting the stable update. The Galaxy A71 Android 13 update is available in the US with build number A716USQU7FVL3.
Android 13 update for Galaxy A42 5G is available rolling out in the US with build number A426USQU4DVL2. It’s the third major update and probably the last major update for the Galaxy. Like other major updates, it also weighs more than a GB.
Now coming to the entry level Galaxy A13 LTE (SM-A135U) is also receiving Android 13 based One UI 5 in the US. Its 5G variant received the update in the US last month. The update for SM-A135U is available with build number A135USQU2BVL4. Android 13 is the first major update for the device.
Now as you expect from a major update, the Android 13 based One UI 5 also comes with many goodies. It comes with many new features such as new lock screen customization, new wallpapers collection, more color palette, new app icons, improved animations, new modes and routines, widgets stacking, and more. You can check the full changelog on this page.
If you are a Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, and Galaxy A13 LTE user, you can expect an update on your phone anytime. Now, this is a batch rollout so it may take some time to be available to all eligible devices. Users will receive the OTA update notification. But in case if OTA update notification doesn’t work you need to manually check for the update. To do that go to Settings > Software Update > Download and Install.
Before updating your phone to Android 13, make sure to back up your device and charge it to at least 50%.
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