After weeks of beta testing the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 firmware update in limited areas, Samsung just announced the new version of One UI to the general public during SDC22. The release of the One UI 5.0 update, which has been in beta for some time, is drawing near.
There have been four One UI 5.0 beta upgrades for the Galaxy S22 series issued by Samsung thus far. Whether or not this fourth beta release will be the last, and when the upgrade will finally leave the beta stages and bless the Galaxy S22 lineup on the public firmware branch, are both questions that remain unanswered at this time. However, Samsung's Developer Conference 2022 just went live, and the firm has limited our access to the update. The newest edition of the Galaxy S22 will soon be available worldwide.
Next to the latest foldable smartphones and wearables introduced a couple of months ago and the Galaxy S22 series unveiled in February, One UI 5.0 has been one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Some of the changes and additions that will be part of the finalized One UI 5.0 update include a redesigned quick toggle area, improved animations, Stacked Widgets, call background effects for individual contacts, and more lock screen customization options in the vein of the LockStar Good Lock module.
At SDC, Samsung announced that the One UI 5.0 upgrade for the Galaxy S22 will be leaving beta later this month and going live to all users. Halfway through October has passed, so maybe this update will be ready soon. Please check out our One UI 5.0 hands-on videos down below to get a better look at some of the newest additions to the proprietary Android skin until we can provide you with more information on an exact release date.