Samsung has formally began rolling out the One UI 5 open beta to Galaxy S22 homeowners within the US, Germany and South Korea. The replace comes only a few weeks earlier than the anticipated launch of Android 13 and only a few days earlier than Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked occasion. Just like the working system it is powered by, One UI 5 beta seems like a comparatively small replace that provides just a few customization choices, tweaks to notifications, in addition to new accessibility and safety settings.
One UI 5 builds on Android 13’s theme choices, providing as much as 16 default shade themes based mostly on the wallpaper and 12 further shade choices for the house display screen, icons, and fast panels. It additionally introduces a approach to stack equally sized widgets on prime of one another, which ought to assist create a much less cluttered look.
There are additionally some new accessibility options, together with a magnifying glass instrument that makes use of the telephone’s digicam to zoom in on real-life objects and textual content, in addition to choices for the telephone to learn your keyboard enter aloud.
Samsung particulars just a few different options that One UI 5 has adopted from Android 13, equivalent to new notification settings that require app builders to ask to your permission earlier than sending you notifications. One UI 5 beta additionally enables you to set your most well-liked language per app and provides you entry to a redesigned safety dashboard that scans your telephone for potential points.
When Samsung launched its One UI four beta final 12 months, it highlighted the way it will get updates earlier yearly. This time, Samsung has widened the hole between its earlier replace even additional, pushing the September 2021 One UI four beta launch date by simply over a month. As was the case with Samsung’s earlier One UI betas, you possibly can entry the One UI 5 replace by signing up by the Samsung Members app.
Whereas the One UI 5 beta is barely obtainable on S22 units within the US, Germany, and South Korea proper now, Samsung plans to roll it out to extra units and areas within the close to future. We could hear extra about what One UI 5 has to supply on the Samsung Unpacked occasion on August 10, the place Samsung is rumored to launch quite a lot of new units, together with the Galaxy Z Flip four, Z Fold four, Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Buds Professional. 2.