Samsung was faster than ever to update its first phones to the new version of Android in 2022. By pushing Android 13 and One UI 5 to the Galaxy S22 at the end of October, Samsung believes it was on top of previous update releases. The Korean tech giant isn’t stopping there, though, and plans to get even “faster” for releases like Android 14.
In a blog post shared today, Samsung is proud to announce that they released Android 13 just two months after Google released it to the world and Pixel phones. With Android 12, the time actually looks shorter, as Google waited until October to release it. However, most years, Google releases the new version of Android in August or early September and then we see companies like Samsung release it on their phones 2-4 months later.
Either way, Samsung wants you to believe that they were ridiculously fast when it came to releasing Android 13 and One UI 5, and they’ll continue the fast rollout to their best phones in the coming weeks. We know the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Note 20 have already seen the update, the Galaxy S21 also started seeing it overseas a week ago, and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 updates should start rolling in any moment. The Galaxy S20 is also slated to receive Android 13 this month (November).
But for the Android 14 part of the story, Samsung noted that it will “continue to strengthen cooperation with Google and actively listen to user feedback to continue updating One UI faster and with higher perfection.” Whether they call it One UI 6 or something else, Samsung is showing no signs of being satisfied with their current update capabilities.
They are still “kings” for a reason.