In the past two weeks, Samsung has released the Android 13 stable update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 4. However, the update was limited to Asian and European countries, as well as the United States. Now, the South Korean company has finally released the Android 13 stable update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 in Canada.
The Android 13 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with a firmware release F926WVLU2EVK3 and is available in Canada through all carriers. Galaxy Z Fold 4 receives stable Android 13 update with firmware release in Canada F936WVLU1BVK3 in all carrier networks. Both phones will receive One UI 5.0 and the November 2022 security patch.
How to update Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Fold 4 to Android 13 (One UI 5.0)?
If you are a Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Galaxy Z Fold 4 user in Canada, you can now download the Android 13 based One UI 5.0 update to your phone. You can do this by navigating to settings » software update and knock Download and install. You can also download the latest firmware file for your phone from our firmware database and flash it manually.
Samsung introduced the Galaxy Z Fold 3 with Android 11-based One UI 3.1.1 software, while the Galaxy Z Fold 4 debuted with Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1. Both phones are now receiving the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. They’re both eligible to receive the Android 14-based One UI 6 update late next year.
What’s new in the Android 13 update on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 4?
Android 13-based One UI 5.0 brings a slightly refreshed UI design to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 4. There are now more color palette options, improved widgets, stacked widgets, more prominent app icons in the notification area, and more a little different translucent design in notification area. Lock screen customization has also become much easier thanks to the new lock screen editing UI.
Samsung has also added OCR capabilities to its stock apps, including Camera, Samsung Gallery, and Samsung Keyboard. It allows users to extract text from images in phone or live camera feed. Built-in image and video editing features have been improved along with the Stories feature. Each contact has a separate call background customization.
The camera app has also got the watermark feature and histogram in Pro mode. Zooming with one finger is easier. There’s also support for the telephoto camera in Food mode. You can draw perfect shapes on pictures and keep portrait mode even after editing photos. You can also create stickers from any image.
Bixby has gained many more features and Bixby Routines has been renamed to Modes And Routines. The Modes And Routines app offers easier startup options for new users. Active routines can be viewed at a glance. There’s also a Smart Suggestions widget that displays various actions after learning your usage pattern. One UI 5.0 also brings new split-screen multitasking gestures.
Samsung DeX got a mini-calendar, a new taskbar and a new notification viewer. All of these improvements enhance the overall DeX experience for better multitasking and productivity. Other One UI 5.0 features include RAM Plus customization, per-app language settings, and alerts when sharing personal information like pictures with credit card numbers.
Google Duo has been replaced by Google Meet, and Google Duo Live Sharing has been replaced by Google Meet Live Sharing. The Settings app now has a new Connected Devices menu that shows all connected devices and features, including Android Auto, Galaxy Buds Auto Switching, and Samsung DeX. Users can hide notifications while casting screen to a connected TV.
Samsung has also improved animations, transitions and the overall smoothness and performance of the user interface. One UI 5.0 also supports dynamic app icons powered by the Material You based color palette feature. More AR emojis, AR emoji stickers and emoji pairs are available. Search performance in stock apps has also improved.
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