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Samsung Launches its Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta on Galaxy S22 Phones

Samsung’s One UI 5 open beta has begun to be distributed to owners of Galaxy S22 devices in the US, Germany, and South Korea. The update arrives only a few days before Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked presentation and a few weeks before the anticipated release of Android 13. The One UI 5 beta appears to be a pretty minor upgrade that includes some customization choices, changes to alerts, and new accessibility and security settings, much like the operating system it is powered by.

With up to 16 predefined colour themes based on your wallpaper and an extra 12 colour possibilities for your home screen, icons, and quick panels, One UI 5 expands upon the theming capabilities of Android 13 in this regard. Additionally, it adds a feature that allows you to stack widgets of the same size on top of one another to appear less crowded.

A Magnifier tool that utilises the phone’s camera to zoom in on actual objects and text is one of the new accessibility features, and there are choices to have your phone read your keyboard input aloud is another. Other innovations that One UI 5 has adapted from Android 13 are listed by Samsung, including new notification settings that mandate that app developers get your consent before sending you notifications. The One UI 5 beta also offers you access to a revamped security dashboard that checks your phone for any problems and allows you select your preferred language for each individual app.

Samsung revealed how it is releasing upgrades sooner each year when it published the One UI 4 beta last year. This time, Samsung beat its One UI 4 beta’s September 2021 debut target by a little over a month, widening the distance between it and its prior upgrade even more. You must register using the Samsung Members app in order to obtain the One UI 5 upgrade, much as with previous One UI betas from Samsung.

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