The One UI 5.0 beta program opened up for the public last week. The Galaxy S22 series is the first and, so far, the only device to run One UI 5.0 beta, but other Galaxy flagships from previous generations could soon join the S22. We're hearing that Samsung is now testing One UI 5.0 beta firmware for two other flagship phones.
Samsung is testing One UI 5.0 internally for the Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S20 lineups. The S20 is the oldest Galaxy S series that's still eligible for One UI 5.0, and we're glad to see that Samsung hasn't forgotten it. On the contrary. By the looks of it, Samsung is treating the Galaxy S21 and S20 lineups with the same level of attention.
Will the Galaxy S20 and S21 get an open beta program?
Samsung is testing One UI 5.0 for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 lineups internally, but it's difficult to tell when the beta program will open to the public or if Samsung will continue testing the firmware behind the curtain before it commits to a widespread public release. We shouldn't negate the possibility that the Galaxy S21 and/or S20 could jump straight to the public One UI 5.0 update once available, although its more likely that Samsung will ask its customer base for feedback to accelerate the development process.
Samsung tested the Galaxy S22 One UI 5.0 beta firmware in its own labs for a few weeks before the public beta commenced. However, the Galaxy S22 has a higher priority because it's a newer device, and progress is faster. Whatever the case, we'll keep you posted. In the meantime, you can check out our One UI 5.0 beta video below for a taste of the new firmware running on the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
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