Here’s when Samsung might open its Android 13 beta program

Dozens of Samsung devices are set to receive Android 13, and a new report has apparently revealed when the Android 13 beta program could kick off.

Samsung is reportedly looking to launch its Android 13 beta program as early as July 2022. Google is currently testing Android 13 developer preview builds for a handful of devices, which are expected to be released on AOSP later this year. Just a few years ago, Samsung was considered a laggard when it came to rolling out Android updates, and its customers often expressed their unequivocal displeasure.

However, things have changed over the past couple of years, with Samsung becoming one of the leaders in rolling out rapid updates for its smartphones and tablets. Last year, the company announced its Android 12 beta program in July before rolling it out in September. This year, the company apparently aims to do even better.


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Samsung plans to roll out its Android 13 beta program with One UI 5.0 in July 2022. That’s according to Sam-Mobile, which claims it will be an open beta program allowing regular users to install the update on their devices. The public beta testing phase is expected to last several weeks before Samsung rolls out stable builds of Android 13 by late 2022 or early 2023. However, the report also adds that the aforementioned timelines are not etched in home plate and can change moving forward. That said, if the report turns out to be correct and Samsung starts its beta program this early, it will also likely be able to roll out the first stable builds much sooner than last year.

Samsung devices eligible for Android 13

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Although Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed which devices will get the Android 13 update, almost all high-end smartphones released in the past two years are eligible for the program. Earlier this year, Samsung promised four years of Android version updates for its high-end devices, meaning the Galaxy S22 series devices, which were recently launched with Android 12 on board, will be among the first to get the Android 13 update. Along with this, the entire Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S20 lineup, including the mid-range Galaxy S21 FE and S20 FE, will also be eligible for the new software.

As per Samsung’s update policy, the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are also expected to update to Android 13. The company’s entire foldable lineup except the original Galaxy Fold is expected to also be eligible. This includes the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Z Fold 3, Z Flip, Z Flip 2 and Z Flip 3. Finally, a whole bunch of Galaxy A-series, M-series and F-series devices are also in line to get Android 13, including the new Galaxy A73 and Galaxy A53. In terms of tablets, the brand new Galaxy Tab S8 series, as well as last year’s Tab S7 series are eligible for the new software. Of course, this list is not exhaustive, so other Samsung the devices will likely also get the Android 13 update.

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Source: SamMobile

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