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BREAKING: Galaxy Z Fold 4 stable Android 13 update released to beta testers in the US

After releasing the stable Android 13 update to the Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy S21 ahead of its schedule, Samsung has released the stable Android 13 update to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 in the US. This update is currently available for One UI 5.0 beta testers and could soon be released to everyone else in the country.

The stable Android 13 and One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes with firmware version F936U1UEU1BVK3. The update is available in the US for owners of unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 4 models enrolled in the One UI 5.0 beta program. Since the fifth One UI 5.0 beta update for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 had firmware version ending ZVK3, it looks like it was stable enough to become the stable update. The update brings the November 2022 security patch to the foldable phone.

If you are a Galaxy Z Fold 4 user in the US who is beta-testing One UI 5.0 update on your device, you can now download the stable Android 13 update. You can do that by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping Download and install. Samsung could release the stable Android 13 update to all other Galaxy Z Fold 4 users in the US as soon as next week.

Galaxy Z Fold 4 Android 13 (One UI 5.0) update: What’s new and improved?

The Android 13 update brings a slightly revamped UI design, featuring the expanded Color Palette feature, stacked widgets, bigger icons in the notifications area, and slight changes to the quick setting toggles section. The update also brings stacked widgets, per-app language settings, Samsung DeX UI improvements, and a reorganized privacy and security dashboard.

Other improvements include better animations and transitions, more effortless multitasking gestures, OCR in the Gallery app, and improved editing features in the built-in image and video editor sections. Bixby and Bixby Routines have also improved, bringing new options and features. Bixby Routines has been renamed to Modes & Routines. Performance and accessibility features have been enhanced as well.