Samsung’s One UI 5 beta is available for some S22 owners
Samsung’s One UI 5 beta is starting to roll out to select Galaxy S22 owners through the Samsung Members app. Today, Samsung announced that the early rollout would be exclusive to Germany, South Korea, and the United States – but it quickly removed the announcement from its website with no replacement (likely a sign that the message was published earlier than it should have). As Samsung scrambles to find the right timing, folks who got early access to One UI 5 have taken to Twitter to show off the new features.
As expected, One UI 5 brings customization to the forefront of the update. Now, Galaxy users will have nearly endless options when it comes to how their UI looks. The first examples we’ve seen on Twitter include things like expanded color options, widget stacking, and more ways than ever to customize notification settings. This was all detailed in the squeezed presser that Samsung officially released earlier today, alongside details regarding the other new features that come with the update.
While additions like simplified sound and language settings are certainly exciting, perhaps the most intriguing parts of One UI 5 are the improved camera and accessibility options. The new camera features offer a handful of new features, such as helpful guides that walk users through how to properly use each of the Galaxy S22’s camera lenses. The new accessibility options aim to make it easier than ever for users to interact with their Galaxy devices using features like Magnifier and new types of voice assistance.
Screen recorder is much better on One UI 5 beta
There are also some widget improvements pic.twitter.com/wyvW7YRuuI
— Antoine (@TheGalox_) August 5, 2022
As reported in previous years, a beta release of Samsung’s major UI update means the next major Android update, in this case Android 13, is right around the corner. While we’ve known to be anticipating Android 13 for some time, the launch of the One UI beta helps us better understand when to expect the next major content drop.
If you have a Galaxy S22 and are looking to try out the One UI 5 beta, download and open the Samsung Members app, and you should get a notification via the bell symbol at the top of the main page that lets you to sign above. Note that while Samsung said in its presser shot that the beta would be available in the US, Germany, and South Korea, we haven’t seen any US availability yet. An issue with regional access could be the reason the company pulled the ad, so it could be available in the US anytime.