Samsung has disclosed a substantial modification to their firmware support guidelines. The business promised to supporting certain devices with four significant operating system (OS) upgrades in addition to extending the firmware support term for some of its products from two to three years.
Four OS updates are available for Samsung’s flagship S21 series (including the S21 FE) and all succeeding S-series flagships. The Galaxy A33, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A73, and subsequent devices are also covered by this. For Samsung owners who were worried that their gadgets might become outdated too quickly, this is excellent news.
A UI 6.0 BASED ON ANDROID 14 WILL NOT BE ADDED TO FAMOUS SAMSUNG SMARTPHONES
There are several devices that won’t be eligible for the next Android 14 and One UI 6.0 upgrade, so keep that in mind if you’re wondering if your Galaxy phone or tablet will receive it. Several well-known Galaxy smartphones and tablets will remain on Android 13 and not get the One UI 6.0 upgrade. The following smartphones will receive Android 13 as the final significant OS upgrade, according to Samsung. They will, though, keep getting security updates for a little longer.
Your device won’t receive the Android 14 upgrade if it is not on the list of eligible devices and currently runs an operating system that is older than Android 13.
The list of devices that will not receive the One UI 6.0 (Android 14) update includes the 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), and Galaxy Tab S7 / Galaxy Tab S7+
The launch date for Samsung’s One UI 6.0 upgrade, which is based on Android 14, is not yet known. But, if we take Android 13’s release timeline into account, the following significant OS upgrade should become available for some Galaxy phones and tablets by the end of 2023.
ONEUI 6.0 (ANDROID 14) UPDATE WILL NOT BE APPLIED TO CERTAIN SAMSUNG DEVICES
- 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+
Older S-series flagships including the impending Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 will likely be the next devices to receive Android 14 and One UI 6.0 after the newest Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. One UI 5.1.1 might be included with the future foldable phones.
Overall, Samsung’s move to prolong firmware support for certain of its products is an important step towards ensuring that its customers may use their products for extended periods of time without worrying about them becoming outdated too soon. The fact that Samsung is committing to servicing its products for extended periods of time is a positive move, even though certain devices won’t be eligible for the One UI 6.0 upgrade. It will be fascinating to watch how Samsung develops its firmware support strategy going forward.
Smartphones need regular software upgrades. These updates often include security patches, bug fixes, and new features that can enhance the phone’s usefulness and performance.
Moreover, software upgrades frequently feature changes that might enhance the phone’s overall performance. This may lead to quicker app loads, smoother scrolling, and increased battery life.
To maintain your smartphone’s peak performance and to guarantee that you get the most recent security upgrades and feature updates, it is advised that you routinely check for and install software updates.