If you despise having to wait so long to update your Samsung phone, there is some good news. With the One UI 6 update next year, Samsung phones will be able to install software updates in the background as part of Android’s seamless update process. Most other Android phones are already compatible with seamless OS updates, and Samsung has avoided it even in 2022.
Hyesoon (Sally) Jeong, Vice President at Samsung Electronics, revealed plans for both One UI 5 and One UI 6 updates in an interview with Android Authority. The latest One UI 5 update, which is based on Android 13 OS, will be available for the Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy S21 series, and all other flagships and foldables by the end of 2022. What One UI 5 has to offer is already known.
Samsung One UI 6 will make updates faster
The bigger upgrade, however, will be One UI 6, which will incorporate Android’s seamless update technology. One UI 6 with the feature will be able to install new updates in the background, requiring only a single reboot to incorporate the changes. This would expedite the update process and allow the phone to be used for a longer period of time.
When a system update is installed, Samsung phones are currently stuck on the installation screen for several minutes and can only be used once the process is completed.
The Galaxy S22 series will be the first to receive the One UI 5 update, followed by the Galaxy S21 series, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 foldables, and a couple of Galaxy A series devices.
With the development of One UI 6 confirmed, rumours about the Galaxy S23 series have begun to circulate. The design of the Galaxy S23 Ultra will be similar to that of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, and it may use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. The standard Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus will have a design similar to the Galaxy S22 Ultra, with independent lens islands and slightly thicker bezels.