The other day, another Samsung device gets the Android 13 update. That’s been the story for most of the past two months, and the story continues to this day. Amidst the festive season, the company has rolled out a major Android update for the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite and Galaxy A13. They join more than 60 other Galaxy smartphone and tablet models in the fun.
The One UI 5.0 update based on Android 13 for the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is available in several Asian and European countries. South Korean users receive the update with firmware version T225NKOU1CVL5, while for other regions it is T225XXU1CVL5 (via). The package comes with the November security patch, which is a month old but still fixes a good number of vulnerabilities. Samsung is expected to expand this launch to other markets like Africa soon. The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite has not arrived in the US.
However, the Galaxy A13 has arrived, and Android 13 for this budget phone is now available. The release hasn’t hit the US yet, but it’s only a matter of time. So far, users in Europe and South Korea are receiving the new version of Android. The updated firmware versions in the two regions are A135FXXU2BVL2 and A135NKSU2BVL2. The SMR (Security Maintenance Release) for November is also part of this package. A global rollout should begin soon.
Note that we are talking about the Galaxy A13 LTE here. Samsung has already updated the 5G model of this phone to Android 13. The update has also arrived in the US, along with the November security patch. Since this budget device does not receive monthly security updates, the company is likely to skip the December SMR. The next update could come in February or March next year. But before that, stay tuned for Android 13 if you haven’t got it yet.
The Android 13 update brings many new features to Galaxy devices
The version based on Android 13 One UI 5.0 update brings a lot of new features and improvements for Samsung Galaxy devices. You’ll find an aesthetic overhaul of the company’s custom Android skin, including bold app icons with gradient backgrounds, smoother animations and system transitions, and new customization options. Stock apps and services such as the camera, gallery, photo editor, Bixby routines, AR Emoji, Samsung keyboard and calendar get new features that increase their functionality. If you are using Galaxy Tab A7 Lite or Galaxy A13, install the major Android update and start exploring the features.