Samsung One UI Major Software Update Cycle Ended For Galaxy Devices

Over the years, across generations, Samsung has consistently enhanced its software support for devices. However, it’s important to note that these improvements are typically not applied retroactively. In other words, products not explicitly mentioned in each advertisement will receive a different level of software updates. Consequently, numerous smartphones and tablets from the brand, some of which are quite popular, will, unfortunately, miss out on these updates.

For our attentive readers, it is no secret that Samsung has made significant progress in recent years, positioning itself as a commendable role model for software support among Android original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). In fact, Samsung often outperforms even Google in this regard.

Samsung phones will no longer receive updates after upgrading to Android 14

During a time when it was least expected, the Asian powerhouse revamped its software update policy, going above and beyond by guaranteeing three major Android releases and four years of security patches for over a hundred models. Just over a year ago, Samsung took it a step further, laying the foundation for an even more remarkable upgrade: promising four Android versions and five years of guaranteed security patches.

Android 14 to Bring Support For Satellite Connectivity for Samsung Galaxy Phones

To simplify, this exceptional treatment applies not only to the flagship devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S21 series and subsequent models but also to the mid-range devices starting with the Samsung Galaxy A33, Samsung Galaxy A53, and Samsung Galaxy A73. For models not included in this cut, the duration of software support will be shorter, and since the same has been around for a few years now, it follows that the same will not go beyond Android 13 and the One UI 5.

Samsung One UI 6.0 & Android 14 won’t available for these Galaxy smartphones & tablets

Google launches a major update to its Android operating system. Samsung does the same by using Google’s new version of Android as a basis for a fresh update of its own One UI interface. For the second half of 2023, we expect a number of Galaxy phones to receive Android 14 and One UI 6.0.

Google released the Android 14 beta 4, just under a month away from the previous release. We are now in the last phase of the development path that will last a few more weeks before the release of the new stable version of the green robot’s operating system. This is the second version of Android 14 Platform Stable, which means that the developer APIs, new features introduced, and other aspects are final, ready for the latest revisions and integration pending final compatibility tests that anticipate the actual release. 

Before proceeding, it’s important to note that these same models will continue to receive official software support in the form of security patches for a certain period (as indicated on the official website, whether it’s monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually). With that in mind, let’s proceed to the list of devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (LTE and 5G)
  • Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip (LTE and 5G)
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
  • Samsung Galaxy A22 (LTE and 5G)
  • Samsung Galaxy A32 (LTE and 5G)
  • Samsung Galaxy A51
  • Samsung Galaxy A71
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A8
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2020)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+.

Upon reflection, the list does not encompass the earliest smartphones or tablets. However, it does include several models that have garnered significant popularity and are likely still in the possession of many users. Therefore, these users will have to accept that they will remain on Android 13 (a feat not achieved by all competing models launched during the same timeframe).

While Samsung has yet to announce its plans for the release of One UI 6.0 with Android 14, it is highly probable that current flagship devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra, as well as upcoming devices like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5, will be the first to receive the update.

One UI 6.0 Beta Launch Date

Google released the Android 14 beta earlier this year, but since Samsung has its own beta program, its users have to wait for the arrival of the beta version of the new One UI. And recent report suggests that the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 beta version would begin to launch in the third week of July for the Samsung Galaxy S23 range and soon after for other devices eligible to receive it.

From the most recent information that emerged, Samsung seems to be very close to launching the One UI 6.0 beta program, the highly anticipated new user interface, for its Galaxy S23 line. A preliminary version of this interface, based on Android 14, has been spotted on the company’s servers, and appears to have some differences from previous builds.

Samsung is preparing to launch the One UI 6.0 beta program for Galaxy S23, the new and highly anticipated user interface based on Android 14, with new builds and the final “ZWGA” character that signals its imminent landing to the general public.

Android 14 & One UI 6.0 Update Supported Devices

Galaxy S series

  • Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23+
  • Galaxy S23
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21

Galaxy Z series

  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3

Galaxy A series

  • Galaxy A73
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A54
  • Galaxy A53
  • Galaxy A52 (A52 5G, A52s)
  • Galaxy A34
  • Galaxy A33
  • Galaxy A24
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A14
  • Galaxy A13
  • Galaxy A04s

Galaxy M series

  • Galaxy M54
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy M23

Galaxy F series

  • Galaxy F54
  • Galaxy F23
  • Galaxy F14 5G

Galaxy Xcover series

  • Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro

Galaxy Tab series

  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S8+
  • Galaxy Tab S8

One UI 6.0 Beta Update Rollout Schedule [Expected]

Galaxy S22 series:

Compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy S22 series is expected to receive its One UI 6.0 beta update in August. In terms of stable build, the Galaxy S22 may receive Android 14 in November 2023.


Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4: According to the firmware data from Samsung’s servers, the internal testing for these models began in the second week of May, as of reports on May 9, 2023. The One UI 6.0 beta testing phase may begin in October, and a stable upgrade will arrive in November for both foldable.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3: No official confirmation about the potential release date of the next significant OS upgrade for the old foldable. The Android 14 upgrade may be released in November after finishing the beta stage.

Galaxy A Series:

In comparison to A52’s Android update, the Galaxy A53 may participate in the next One UI 6.0 this year and is expected to receive a stable version in November. And as for Galaxy A54, things are awaited. 

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