Update (06/08/2022) – by DT
A few hours after releasing the first Beta version of One UI 5.0 user interface for some users from European countriesa Samsung also made a test build of the operating system available to customers in the United States.
So it happened in Europe and South Korea, the update is only compatible with the models Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra. Currently, only program members Samsung Members can participate in the preliminary assessment.
According to information from the Android Central website, the update to One UI 5.0 in the US is almost 3 GB in size and the changelog is quite long when citing all the new features present in the new version of the operating system.
Among the highlights is the new optical character recognition system, which can extract text from an image. It works very similarly to Google Lens and Apple’s Live Text, which debuted with iOS 15.
In addition, the version comes with new themes and colors, improvements to widgets and the layout of notifications, several improvements to DeX, a new security panel, more accessibility features, and other new features coming to Android 13.
Samsung is expected to expand the One UI 5.0 beta tests in the coming days to more countries, including some Brazilian users. The public version is expected to be released in October, but that can still change.
Original text (08/05/2022)
Samsung released the update with One UI 5.0 beta for some users in Germany. The news began to be shared on social media this Friday morning, and the software is based on Android 13.
According to those who already had access to the update, it is coming to all models of the Galaxy S22 family and bears the numbering S90xBXXU2ZHV4.
The Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra should receive One UI 5.0 at this first moment.
The size of the update is approximately 2.5GB and it also brings Android security fixes for the month of August.
See the screenshots below:
As much as the release of One UI 5.0 has been delayed by approximately two weeks, the beta distribution should soon reach new markets. In addition, there are also chances that Samsung will talk about the software in next Wednesday’s Galaxy Unpacked (10).
That’s because the Korean manufacturer has not yet made an official presentation with all the improvements it should introduce in its newest proprietary interface. Anyway, based on leaks released in recent months, we know that One UI 5.0 should adopt some design elements from the standard Android 13.
In addition, we’ll have an improved notification center, larger app icons, optical character recognition in the Gallery app, smoother animations, and speed-adjusted transitions.
The public release of One UI 5.0 is scheduled for October this year, but as Google may delay the release of Android 13, there are chances that Samsung’s schedule will be modified.