Last week, Samsung released the stable Android 13 update for the Galaxy S22. However, the update was limited to Asian and European countries. A few days later, the stable update also reached the carrier-locked Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra in the US. Now even the unlocked variant of smartphones has started getting the update.
The Android 13 update for the carrier-unlocked versions of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with firmware version S90xU1UEU2BVJA. The update brings One UI 5.0 and brings a refreshed UI design to the smartphones. The new software also brings improved widgets, stacked widgets, better privacy, improved security and faster performance. It still uses the October 2022 security patch.
If you have an unlocked version of the Galaxy S22 series smartphone in the US, you can now download and install the stable One UI 5.0 update on your device by navigating to Settings » Software update and tap Download and Install. Alternatively, you can download the new firmware file from our firmware database and manually flash it.
What’s new in the Android 13 (One UI 5.0) update of the Galaxy S22?
Samsung’s One UI 5.0 beta update to the Galaxy S22 brings a revamped UI design, with the expanded Color Palette feature, inspired by Google’s Material You design language. The update also brings Stacked Widgets, a custom notification area design with larger icons and multitasking gestures. It also brings the Connected devices section, where you can see all the settings related to accessories and connected devices.
The South Korean company has also brought privacy and security features under one roof, making it easier to take a look and their security. There are per-app language settings, improved accessibility features, newer emojis, more keyboard layouts and languages, and improved search and sorting in stock apps. You can also extract text from images in the Gallery app or through the live view of the Camera app. Based on the selected text, One UI also displays suggested actions.
The Camera app has been improved. It now has a simpler UI design and offers Histogram in Pro mode. There is also a new option for watermarks. Bixby has improved the performance and understanding of natural language. Bixby routines have been renamed Modes & Routines and Modes is easier to use.
Other features include the ability to disable RAM Plus, improved digital wellbeing, improvements to the Edge Panel and the Wi-Fi Diagnostics Tool. Samsung has also made it easier to edit images and videos. You can add different emojis, stickers, text styles, animations and transitions.
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