It goes without saying that Android 13 for Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets won’t arrive before the second half of this year. That’s because Samsung runs its own beta program for new Android upgrades. Samsung’s Android 13 One UI 5.0 beta program will take some time to wrap up before the update is released to the public.
There are many devices that are eligible for all of the Android 13 features. That’s because Samsung is now providing up to four years of Android OS upgrades for many of its smartphones and tablets.
Best Android 13 features
Since Android 12 brought significant cosmetic changes, it’s quite possible that the majority of improvements Android 13 makes will be under the hood. There are a few visual changes, though, that have appeared in the developer preview builds.
Android 13 includes a new media player and output picker, the placement for power and settings shortcuts have been changed in the Quick Settings menu, the app drawer icon is being added to the taskbar again, and more.
We may also see an expansion of Google’s Material You color schemes. There may be a new selection of palettes to extract colors from the wallpaper. We’ve already reported that Material You themes are also available on Samsung devices.
We’ve seen Google’s Android upgrades take inspiration from Samsung in the past. One of the new Android 13 features is the ability to control the brightness strength of the device’s flashlight. Samsung devices have already had this feature for several years now.
Expect Google to reveal more information about all of the Android 13 features at the I/O 2022 conference.
Android 13 on Samsung devices
Samsung will release a new version of its One UI custom skin alongside Android 13. There’s a possibility that this version may be called One UI 5.0. As always, we can expect Samsung to introduce new features with it.
Precisely what those features will be remains a mystery right now. That’s because the company hasn’t confirmed anything about One UI 5.0 at this point in time.