Samsung has formally began to roll out its One UI 5 open beta to Galaxy S22 homeowners within the US, Germany, and South Korea. The replace comes just a few weeks forward of Android 13’s anticipated launch, and just some days earlier than Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked occasion. Just like the working system it’s powered by, the One UI 5 beta appears like a comparatively small replace that provides some customization choices, tweaks to notifications, in addition to new accessibility and safety settings.
One UI 5 builds off of Android 13’s theming choices by providing as much as 16 preset shade themes primarily based on your wallpaper and 12 further shade choices in your residence display screen, icons, and fast panels. It additionally introduces a approach to stack similarly-sized widgets on high of each other that’s supposed to assist create a much less cluttered look.
There are some new accessibility options as nicely, together with a Magnifier software that makes use of the cellphone’s digicam to zoom in on real-life objects and textual content, in addition to choices to have your cellphone learn your keyboard enter aloud.
Samsung particulars a number of different options that One UI 5 has adopted from Android 13, resembling new notification settings that require app builders to ask in your permission earlier than sending you notifications. The One UI 5 beta additionally enables you to set your most well-liked language on an app-by-app foundation, and provides you entry to a redesigned safety dashboard that scans your cellphone for potential points.
When Samsung launched its One UI 4 beta final 12 months, it highlighted the way it’s getting updates out earlier annually. This time round, Samsung widened the hole between its earlier replace much more, beating its One UI 4 beta’s September 2021 launch date by a little bit over a month. As was the case with Samsung’s earlier One UI betas, you possibly can entry the One UI 5 replace by registering via the Samsung Members app.
Whereas the One UI 5 beta is just out there on S22 units within the US, Germany, and South Korea proper now, Samsung plans on rolling it out to extra units and areas within the close to future. We’d hear extra about what One UI 5 has to supply at Samsung’s Unpacked occasion on August tenth, the place Samsung’s rumored to launch a spread of recent units, together with the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Z Fold 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Buds Professional 2.