In the United States, Germany, and South Korea, Samsung has begun the official rollout of the open beta (beta) version of the software interface known as One UI 5, which is based on the Android 13 operating system. This rollout is being done for the Galaxy S22 line of smartphones.
This new update arrives only a few days before the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, and just a few weeks before the official release of Android 13, which is anticipated to take place in a few weeks.
The One UI 5 beta appears to be a very minor update that adds some new customization choices, makes some changes to notification settings, and introduces some new access and security options.
One UI 5 expands on the theme customization capabilities offered by Android 13 by providing users with up to 16 predefined color themes that are determined by the wallpaper, as well as an extra 12 color options for the home screen, icons, and quick panels.
It also provides a method for stacking UI components of the same size on top of each other, which ought to contribute to the creation of a look that is more consistent overall.
The redesigned user interface also contains many new accessibility capabilities, such as a magnifying tool that makes use of the phone's camera to zoom in on items and text that are located on the ground, as well as choices to have the phone read aloud what is being entered using the keyboard on the device.
Samsung describes numerous other features that One UI 5 has taken from Android 13, such as new notification settings that require app developers to obtain permission before delivering alerts. Samsung also discusses several other features that One UI 5 has developed independently.
Additionally, the redesigned user interface gives users the ability to select their preferred language for each individual program.
Additionally, it grants access to a revamped security dashboard that does a check of the device to identify any possible problems.
Registering for an account in the Samsung Members app is required in order to obtain access to the One UI 5 upgrade, as was the case with earlier versions of Samsung's One UI.
Although the One UI 5 beta is now only accessible on S22 devices in the United States, Germany, and South Korea, the firm has plans to expand its availability to include other devices and territories in the not too distant future.
On the 10th of August, during Samsung's Unpacked event, we could get some further information on One UI 5.
A number of new products, such as the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Z Fold 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Buds Pro 2, are believed to be forthcoming from Samsung.