Samsung is developing its own version of Android 13 with the One UI 5.0 beta, which recently received its second upgrade and now adds a new Privacy Detection function, as Android 13 rolls out to Pixels and other devices.
Currently accessible in a few places, including the UK and India A rather minor change has been added to One UI 5.0 beta 2 over the first beta. For those already participating in the beta program, the update is over 1GB in size and contains a ton of bug fixes.
Samsung has returned the Quick Settings to their former state, adding the sixth icon after reducing the row to five in the previous update, as Max Weinbach quickly noted.
One UI 5.0 beta 2 also includes a new Smart Suggestions widget that can recommend which apps to open in addition to those other changes. Additionally, the new Maintenance Mode guards against access to private information when a phone is being repaired.
Privacy Detection is an additional new functionality. Before you share photographs from your phone, Samsung claims that Privacy Detection examines them for sensitive information like credit card numbers, passport information, and more. We were able to quickly test the warning on a driver’s license, alerting you that you might be disclosing personal information. It doesn’t automatically redact information (we did it ourselves in the example below, for privacy’s sake), but it’s still a good feature!
In addition, Bixby Routines now has a Lifestyle option, and numerous other issues with auto-rotate, the S Pen, Samsung Messages, and other features have been resolved.
Beginning with the Galaxy S22 series, Samsung is anticipated to release Android 13 in its entirety later this year. In the upcoming weeks, the One UI 5.0 beta should also be made available for older smartphones, including as the Galaxy S21 range, Fold 3/Flip 3, and other foldable Galaxy devices, such as the Fold 4 and Flip 4, .