There’s a statement we’ve repeated countless times in recent years when we have praised how Samsung continues to improve on software updates and continues to leave the competition (even Google, the Android maker itself) in the dust: Samsung has done it again. Well, another iteration of that statement is possible today.
Samsung’s release of Android 13 and One UI 5.0 was the fastest of any major OS upgrade the company had ever released since it was making Android smartphones. The Galaxy S22 series got the update in late October, and just two weeks later, Samsung pushed the official update to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy Note 20 lineups as well.
Samsung has updated four flagship lineups and a mid-range device to Android 13 before mid-November
And while Samsung has always focused on bringing the latest version of Android to its flagship phones before moving on to the mid-range and budget devices, the company is turning things around this time. The Galaxy A53, a mid-range phone that costs half the price of the base Galaxy S22, got an upgrade to Android 13 and One UI 5.0 this week, probably the biggest achievement in the Korean giant’s years-long journey towards becoming the king of Android updates. .
The Galaxy A53 got the stable release of Android 13 / One UI 5.0 before any of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold or Galaxy Z Flip foldable phones, underlining the importance of the situation. Of course, we understand that people who own these more expensive phones probably aren’t happy right now, but we’d rather celebrate the fact that Samsung is eliminating the distinction between flagship and non-flagship phones when it comes to speed. They receive major updates for the new operating system.
And if Samsung can maintain that momentum, it could bring Android 13 and One UI 5.0 update to most eligible Galaxy devices before 2023, regardless of what its “official schedules” might suggest for different markets. Add that to the fact that Samsung is the only Android OEM that delivers devices with up to four generations of OS upgrades, along with the ever-increasing speed with which each new upgrade is released, and the company will have set a record for other manufacturers that will Plays catch up forever.