What you need to know
- Samsung has started rolling out One UI 5 beta based on Android 13.
- The software appears to be available in Korea and Germany at first.
- Samsung has listed the countries that are eligible for the beta version.
After rumors missed the July window of the One UI 5 (Android 13) beta program, Samsung unexpectedly started rolling out the program to users in select countries on Friday. Now, we have more information on which countries will be eligible for the One UI 5 beta program.
Samsung developer site (Opens in a new tab) It includes additional information about the One UI 5 beta program. According to the site, the beta version is available in the following countries:
- The Republic of Korea
- United kingdom
- United State
To register, you must visit the Samsung Members App and click on the Android 13 beta logo on the homepage or find the registration link in the Notices (bell icon). After registration, go to Settings> Software update> Download and install on your phone to start the update.
The site doesn’t specify eligible devices, but Samsung Germany notes that the beta is exclusive to the Galaxy S22 series for now. However, it will likely expand to include more of the best Samsung Android phones over time.
At the moment, it does not appear that registration is available in the Members app on any Galaxy S22 units located in the US. However, with the rollout already in a handful of countries, it might not be long before more users can try out the next version, and we’ll definitely be on the lookout.
Early leaks have already given us an idea of what to expect from One UI 5, such as some tweaks to the user interface and a new OCR feature, which can pull text from an image in the gallery. However, we are still waiting for an official announcement from Samsung to give us a complete look at what to expect from One UI 5.
Meanwhile, users who signed up may expect errors, and some features, such as contactless payments, may not work, so install the trial at your own risk.