Indicators of a beta firmware construct have been noticed in South Korea

Any manner you have a look at it, Samsung is on the high of the sport on the subject of smartphone software program updates. Not solely has the corporate not too long ago dedicated to 4 years of main Android updates for its units, surpassing even Google’s personal Pixel telephones, but it surely has additionally completed a reasonably good job at truly deploying these updates in a well timed method. Anybody who’s trying ahead to giving Android 13 a shot on their Galaxy telephone may be in for an early deal with, as Samsung appears to already be engaged on One UI 5 beta firmware.

Proof of a pre-release Android 13 construct has been noticed for the Galaxy S22 in South Korea, as reported by TizenHelp (through SamMobile), carrying firmware model quantity S906NKSU2ZVF6. We’ve not but heard something official a couple of beta program, neither in Samsung’s house market nor different areas, however this information does line up with earlier rumors saying that Samsung would possibly get began with One UI 5 beta testing in July.


Assuming issues go effectively, it feels totally doable {that a} public beta program for the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Extremely might get underway as quickly as subsequent month, adopted by different flagships thereafter. If the beta program will get began earlier this time round (the One UI 4 beta final 12 months kicked off in September), that must also imply we might get steady releases sooner than typical — although we’ll have to attend and see on that.

Android 13 itself continues to be a piece in progress — we’re sizzling on the heels of the discharge of Beta 3, and we must always get no less than another subsequent month earlier than the ultimate model of Android 13 hits steady.

We’re undoubtedly excited to see what Samsung has in retailer for its tackle Android 13, and all proof is pointing at a shorter-than-usual watch for our first look.