At the beginning of this month, Samsung opened its Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta testing program for its users. The Galaxy S22 series is the first one to participate in the program, and now it is rolling out in more countries. Yesterday, Samsung has rolled out the second beta update for these flagship models. Now, in the middle of the beta program, we have received news that the stable version for One UI 5.0 version to be released in mid-October.
The tipster from South Korea (Via SamMobile) revealed this date and mentioned, that Samsung expected to roll out a stable One UI 5.0 software update on October 17 or October 19. The public release will first come to Galaxy S22 series smartphones as they are now in the Beta program.
Further, the tipster may be talking about South Korea, so as always, the home country will be the first to get a stable update. The first beta update for One UI 5.0 was also first dispatched in South Korea. That indicates the stable version might first release there.
Now talking about other countries, they might get it after the South Korean release, but there are fewer chances they could get it earlier. In 2020 and 2021, the US & Europe were the first to receive stable One UI 3.0 and One UI 4.0 software before others.
At the moment, the beta testing program is yet to open in many countries. It is now only available in a few countries, and the US & India are still waiting to use it. The beta program has also yet to come to other devices like Galaxy S21 series and Galaxy foldable phones.