Samsung has recently made an impressive commitment to providing firmware support for its devices. While no device can last forever, Samsung has taken a step ahead by extending its support from two to three years.
But wait, there’s more! They have gone even further and announced their dedication to offering four major OS upgrades for some of their devices.
In simpler terms, if you own a Galaxy S21 series phone (including the S21 FE) or any S flagship that was released after it, you’re in luck! These devices are eligible for four OS upgrades.
Additionally, models like the Galaxy A33, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A73, and their successors are also included in this generous policy.
Now, you might be wondering about the fate of your beloved Galaxy phone or tablet. Will it receive the highly anticipated Android 14 and the all-new One UI 6.0? Let’s dive into the details.
We have compiled a list of devices that will continue running on Android 13 and One UI 5, without the privilege of upgrading to Android 14.
Sadly, the following popular Galaxy phones and tablets won’t be receiving the Android 14 update.
However, Samsung will continue to provide them with security patches for a while longer, ensuring their safety.
It’s important to note that if your device is running on a version older than Android 13 and is not mentioned on the list, it will also miss out on Android 14. For more information about when these devices received Android 13 and One UI 5, click on the links provided.
Here is the list of devices that won’t be getting the One UI 6.0 (Android 14) update:
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy S20 / Galaxy S20+ / Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Galaxy Note 20 / Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Flip (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy A22 (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy A32 (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy A51
- Galaxy A71
- Galaxy Tab A8
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2020)
- Galaxy Tab S7 / Galaxy Tab S7+
While Samsung hasn’t provided an exact release date for its Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update, we can make an educated guess based on the Android 13 schedule.
If history repeats itself, we can expect the next major OS upgrade to roll out for select Galaxy phones and tablets before the end of 2023.
In terms of priority, it’s likely that the latest models like the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra will be the first to receive the coveted Android 14 and One UI 6.0 update.
Following closely behind will be older S-series flagships and the much-anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5. These foldable devices might ship with the advanced One UI 5.1.1, providing users with an enhanced experience right out of the box.
Samsung’s dedication to extending firmware support and offering multiple OS upgrades is commendable.
Not all companies provide such long-term commitments to their devices. It’s refreshing to see a company that values its customers’ loyalty and strives to keep their devices up to date with the latest software.
As a Galaxy user myself, I’m excited about the future updates and the enhanced features they will bring.
Samsung’s commitment to extending firmware support and providing major OS upgrades instills confidence in me as a consumer.
I look forward to experiencing the new and improved Android 14 and One UI 6.0 on my trusted Galaxy device when the time comes.