No device lasts forever, regardless of how well a business supports its firmware, and eventually, all smartwatches stop receiving OS upgrades. Samsung increased its policy for firmware support from two to three years before outdoing itself and promising to maintain some devices with four significant OS updates.
In summary, every S flagship that followed the Galaxy S21 series (including the S21 FE) is eligible for four OS upgrades. The Galaxy A33, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A73, and later versions all fit this description. Here is a list of devices that will always run Android 13 and One UI 5, in case you’re wondering if your Galaxy phone or tablet will receive Android 14 and One UI 6.0.
These well-known Samsung devices won’t receive One UI 6.0. (Android 14)
The following Samsung phones and tablets’ major OS updates will end with Android 13. While Android 14 and One UI 6.0 won’t be available for certain Samsung smartphones, they will still get security updates for a time. Your device won’t obtain Android 14 if it runs an OS version that is older than Android 13 and is not on the list. If you want to know when these smartphones acquired Android 13 and One UI 5, click the links below.
- 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+
The One UI 6.0 update for Android 14 hasn’t been announced by Samsung yet, but if the rollout timetable for Android 13 is any indicator, the next significant OS upgrade should arrive for some Galaxy phones and tablets before the end of 2023.
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. The One UI 5.1.1 could be included with the foldable phones.