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Samsung will update these Galaxy devices to Android 13

After launching on Pixel phones earlier this year, Android 13 is now headed to Samsung Galaxy devices outside of a beta program. Here’s what devices have already received their update, and which ones will probably get it over the coming months.

What’s new in Android 13 on Samsung devices?

Android 13 is a pretty small update compared to Android 12 that came before it. Where that update completely reinvented the platform’s design on Pixel phones and introduced “Material You” theming with special colors, this year’s update is much smaller on the whole.

Related: Android 13 hands-on: Here’s EVERY user-facing feature, function, and tweak [Video]

On Samsung smartphones, Android 13 brings a few system-level changes, including more colors for Samsung’s version of Material You, “Color Palette.” Themed icons on the homescreen now support third-party apps, too. There are also various privacy features on the lower levels, but the bulk of what’s new on Galaxy smartphones comes from Samsung.

One UI 5.0 is the latest version of Samsung’s skin on top of Android 13, and it brings a handful of new features. This includes “Privacy Detection” when sharing photos, a new Privacy and Security dashboard similar to the one Google built; a new lockscreen with more customizable features; “Maintenence Mode,” which hides user data when a smartphone is sent in for repair; stackable widgets; and more. The update was supposed to finally bring multi-user support, but Samsung removed it during the beta program.

Android 13 is already available on these Samsung devices

As of October 2022, Samsung has launched Android 13 for three smartphones. On October 24, One UI 5.0 with Android 13 started rolling out to all Galaxy S22 series devices globally, with some delays on carrier models and some regions.

In October 2022, Samsung updated three devices to Android 13 as the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra saw updates to the latest version of Android and One UI 5.0. The update was launched globally on October 24, but is still expanding to certain regional variants and carrier models.

In November 2022, Samsung expanded the Android 13 update much further. On November 7, the update was launched on Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S20 series devices. The update started its availability in portions of Europe including Germany and Switzerland, and is expected to roll out in other regions soon after.

  • Galaxy S22 – Available globally
  • Galaxy S22+ – Available globally
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra – Available globally
  • Galaxy S21Available in Europe
  • Galaxy S21+Available in Europe
  • Galaxy S21 UltraAvailable in Europe
  • Galaxy S20Available in Europe
  • Galaxy S20+Available in Europe
  • Galaxy S20 UltraAvailable in Europe
galaxy s22

Samsung Galaxy Note devices with Android 13

As Samsung moves away from the Galaxy Note line, there’s only a handful of Note devices that will ever see Android 13 officially. In fact, it’s really just the Galaxy Note 20 series, which started seeing its update in early November 2022. The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra picked up Android 13 in Switzerland first, but should expand to other regions quickly if Samsung’s usual patterns hold up.

  • Galaxy Note 20Available in Europe
  • Galaxy Note 20 UltraAvailable in Europe
samsung galaxy note 20 ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

This list will be continuously updated over the coming months with the latest additions marked in bold text. Check back regularly!

What’s next?

When will my Samsung device get Android 13?

When will Galaxy devices get Android 13? If Samsung’s usual pattern holds up, most modern and supported flagship devices will be updated in a matter of weeks, with budget devices and other regional exclusives getting the update throughout 2023.

Generally speaking, most Samsung smartphones are now guaranteed major Android updates for at least three years after their debut, meaning there’s a pretty huge list of devices set to be updated. You can check the update policy for your Samsung smartphone below.

Related: Everything you need to know about Android updates on Samsung Galaxy devices

In a message sent to users in Korea through its Samsung Members app, Samsung has confirmed a preliminary list of devices and a roadmap of when it plans to roll out Android 13. The timeline was also backed up by messages in Malaysia and India. This timeline will likely vary a bit depending on your region and Samsung’s own pace, but it’s a good outline of what to expect.

October 2022

November 2022

  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy S21November 7
  • Galaxy S21+November 7
  • Galaxy S21 UltraNovember 7
  • Galaxy Note 20November 7
  • Galaxy Note 20 UltraNovember 7
  • Galaxy S20November 7
  • Galaxy S20+November 7
  • Galaxy S20 UltraNovember 7
  • Galaxy Tab S8
  • Galaxy Tab S8+
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab S7+
  • Galaxy Quantum3
  • Galaxy A53 5G
  • Galaxy A33 5G

December 2022

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy A73 5G
  • Galaxy A53 5G
  • Galaxy A33 5G
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A42 5G
  • Galaxy A32
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A Quantum
  • Galaxy A Quantum2
  • Galaxy Jump
  • Galaxy Jump 2

January 2023

  • Galaxy A13 5G
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy A32
  • Galaxy A32 5G
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M62
  • Galaxy M52 5G
  • Galaxy M12
  • Galaxy Buddy
  • Galaxy Buddy 2
  • Galaxy Wide6
  • Galaxy Wide5
  • Galaxy XCover 5
  • Galaxy Tab A8
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab Active 3

February 2023

  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A23 5G
  • Galaxy A12
  • Galaxy A22
  • Galaxy A22 5G
  • Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro
  • Galaxy M13
  • Galaxy M22
  • Galaxy M23 5G
  • Galaxy M32

March 2023

  • Galaxy A03
  • Galaxy A03s
  • Galaxy A04s
  • Galaxy A13 LTE

April 2023

  • Galaxy A04

Looking at Samsung’s update list from 2022 with Android 12, it’s almost guaranteed that other devices not on this initial roadmap will be added in time.

Notably, Samsung currently has the Android 13 beta program open for devices including the Galaxy S21 series, S20 series, Fold 3, Flip 3, and several others.

Last updated 11/2 to add timelines from India and Malaysia

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Author: Ben Schoon
Source: 9TO5Google

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