Samsung releases the second UI 5.0 beta of the Galaxy S22

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According to the new report, the latest release brings updated icons for Samsung’s stock apps. It expectedly contains bug fixes and performance improvements too. There may also be some new features or changes to existing features. Unfortunately, we don’t have a changelog handy to confirm that. We expect to learn more about the content of this update once it rolls out more widely.

The second One UI 5.0 beta update for the Galaxy S22 series, based on Android 13, has been made available by Samsung. It follows the initial release earlier this month by around three weeks. For the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra, this is the first beta firmware since Google published stable Android 13 in AOSP (Android Open Source Project) last week. According to SamMobile, the most recent One UI 5.0 beta build has a firmware version that ends with ZVHK. Users in India can get it right now. The update package has a weight of close to 3GB, albeit it varies per model. Users in other countries, including the US, ought also be able to get the latest release soon. If you’ve signed up your Galaxy S22 device for the beta test.

Highlights

  • One UI 5.0 brings Android 13 to eligible Samsung smartphones and tablets. Along with the new features that Google is offering with the stable Android 13 AOSP build, the new One UI version also contains a bunch of tweaks and add-ons from the Korean brand. Ahead of a public rollout later this month, the company is testing the new software with Galaxy S22 users.

  • Interestingly, this is the first One UI 5.0 beta for Galaxy S22 users in India. The initial release didn’t arrive in the country. Samsung only rolled out the first update in South Korea, Germany, and the US. In the past, the company rolled out these beta updates in China, Poland, and the UK too. So the latest release may also arrive in these three countries. The Korean firm hasn’t officially confirmed that, though.

Samsung is also expected to open the One UI 5.0 beta program for the Galaxy S21 series and a few other flagship models in the coming weeks. Interested users can enroll for beta testing through the Samsung Members app if the beta program is available in their region. The stable rollout may begin in October this year, with the Galaxy S22 series getting the update first.

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