Samsung was supposed to release Android 13 based One UI 5 beta in July last month. But after a short delay, the tech giant finally released the One UI 5.0 public beta for the Galaxy S22 series last week, but only in South Korea and Germany. And two days later yesterday Samsung announced the Galaxy S22 One UI 5.0 beta in the United States as well.
The Android 13 based first One UI 5.0 beta is live for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. And if you are a Galaxy S22 series user in the US, you can now opt for the beta program to test Android 13 and One UI 5.0 beta features before the public release.
The new One UI 5.0 update is based on Android 13 and so you can expect many features of Android 13. Samsung officially announced the availability of One UI 5 in the US stating that the update brings a range of new customization, security, and accessibility features.
Since the One UI 5 beta in the US comes with the same changelog as South Korea and Germany, we already know what you can expect from the first One UI 5 beta for the Galaxy S22 series. One UI 5 brings several new palettes for customization, the ability to copy text from screen or images, widget stacking, and more. You can read the One UI 5 changelog by heading here.
As this is the first One UI 5 beta, it may contain some major bugs, so it is recommended to test it on a secondary device. Or you can also test if you don’t mind the bugs. If you are interested in trying out the Android 13 based One UI 5.0 beta on your Galaxy S22, you need to join the beta program.
Once you join the beta program you will receive a major OTA update that will update your Galaxy S22 to Android 13. But before updating your phone make sure to back up important data and charge your phone at least 50%.