No matter how good a company’s firmware support may be, no device lasts forever, and the time comes when every smartwatch stops receiving OS updates.
Samsung upgraded its firmware support policy from two to three years, then one-upped itself and committed to supporting some devices with four major OS upgrades.
In short, the Galaxy S21 series (including the S21 FE) and every S flagship that came after are eligible for four OS upgrades. The same applies to the Galaxy A33, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A73, and later models.
If you’re wondering if your Galaxy phone or tablet will get Android 14 and One UI 6.0, here’s a list of devices that won’t and will forever run Android 13 and One UI 5.
These popular Galaxy phones and tablets won’t get One UI 6.0 (Android 14)
Android 13 will be the last major OS update for the following Galaxy phones and tablets. These Samsung devices won’t get Android 14 and One UI 6.0, but they will continue to receive security patches for a while longer. If your device runs an older-than-Android 13 OS version and is not on the list, it will not receive Android 14 either. (Click the links below if you want to see when these devices received Android 13 and One UI 5).
- 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+
Samsung hasn’t confirmed when it will release its Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update, but if the schedule for Android 13 is any indication, the next major OS upgrade should roll out for select Galaxy phones and tablets before the end of 2023.
The latest Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra will likely be the first to receive Android 14 and One UI 6.0, followed by older S-series flagships and the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5. The foldable phones could ship with One UI 5.1.1.