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Samsung One UI 5 beta previews how Android 13 may run your Galaxy S22


As the open beta launches for Galaxy S22 phones, users discover the new quality of life changes.
Just a few days before Samsung Unpacked on August 10, the tech giant rolled out an open beta for One UI 5, which could give Galaxy S22 owners a nice little software upgrade.
One UI is Samsung’s own suite of customization software for its Galaxy smartphones. Its purpose is to, ideally, enhance the user experience on Android phones by making the user interface more appealing to look at and add features that make it easier to use the device. Think of it as a premium version of Android OS. One UI 5 is essentially the software suite’s fifth iteration.
While there aren’t any big changes or a killer feature in the One UI 5 beta, the new customization options (opens in new tab) give S22 owners a glimpse of how Google’s upcoming Android 13 may look on their Galaxy devices.
The beta is only available to users in the United States, Germany, and South Korea who own a device from the Galaxy S22 series (which includes the base Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra). Samsung states there are plans to expand the beta into other regions and add new features through the program, but didn’t offer any further details
At a glance, it appears the One UI 5 beta has several goals in mind.
One of which is customization as seen with the 16 new color themes based on the phone’s wallpaper “for a more tailored look.” There are also 12 additional color options that affect the phone’s home screen, app icons, and quick panels.

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