Exciting news has recently swept across the Android and Samsung user community. Android 14, the latest major Android update, has officially been rolled out for Pixel devices and is set to grace a number of Galaxy devices this year. Simultaneously, Samsung has released the stable version of the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update for its flagship Galaxy devices. However, not all Samsung Galaxy users will be able to enjoy these new features and improvements. In this article, we will explore which Galaxy devices are eligible for the One UI 6.0 update and which ones have been left behind.
Eligible Samsung Galaxy Devices
Samsung has a clear update policy in place for its flagship devices, and it’s good news for owners of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S22, and Galaxy S23 series phones. These smartphones are eligible for four generations of OS upgrades and five years of security patches, making them prime candidates for the One UI 6.0 update based on Android 14. Additionally, select mid-range phones, including the Galaxy A53 and Galaxy A73, are also expected to receive the One UI 6.0 update this year. Samsung is committed to delivering the latest features and enhancements to these devices, ensuring that they remain up to date and secure.
The situation is not as optimistic for some older Galaxy devices. The Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, and Z Flip 5G users were initially believed to be at the end of their major update support. However, Samsung recently made an intriguing announcement that suggests these devices may receive another major software update. This update is still shrouded in mystery, but it brings a glimmer of hope to owners of these older devices.
In an initial communication, Samsung made a mistake by including these devices in a One UI 6-related article on its website, suggesting that Galaxy Enhance-X features would be available on devices running One UI 6 or higher, including the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, and Z Flip 5G. This was later corrected, and the list of eligible devices in the footnote was updated. While it’s uncertain what the future holds for these devices, Samsung’s commitment to user satisfaction and its software update policies offer a ray of hope for their owners.
Unfortunately, there is a list of Samsung Galaxy devices that will not receive the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update. According to Samsung’s software update policy, these devices will not be eligible for the upcoming premium One UI 6.0 software update. However, they will continue to receive security patches to ensure the ongoing security and functionality of these devices. Here is the list of ineligible devices:
Galaxy S series
Galaxy S20 series (S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra)
Galaxy S20 FE and S20 FE 5G
Galaxy S10 Lite
Galaxy Note series
Galaxy Note 20 Series (Note 20, Note 20 Ultra LTE/5G)
Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Galaxy Z foldable series
Galaxy Z Fold 2
Galaxy Z Flip and Z Flip 5G
Galaxy A series
Galaxy A32 and A32 5G
Galaxy A22 and A22 5G
Galaxy Tab S series
Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+
Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Galaxy Tab A series
Galaxy Tab A8
Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
For users of these devices, it’s important to remember that while they won’t be receiving the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update, Samsung remains committed to ensuring their devices’ security and functionality through regular security patches. If you own one of these devices, consider this as an opportunity to explore options for upgrading to a newer device to take advantage of the latest features and improvements in the Android and One UI ecosystem.