Samsung has announced that it has ended the major software update cycle for its Galaxy devices. This means that older Galaxy devices will no longer receive major Android OS updates, such as Android 14-based One UI 6 and beyond. However, these devices will still receive security updates for a period of time.
The following Galaxy devices are no longer eligible for major software updates:
- 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+
If you own one of these devices, you will still be able to receive software updates that include security patches and bug fixes. However, you will not receive major Android OS updates, which means that you will miss out on new features and improvements.
Samsung has not provided a specific date for when security updates for these devices will end. However, the company typically provides security updates for its devices for a period of five years after the device is released.
Samsung’s decision to end the major software update cycle for its older Galaxy devices is not surprising. The company has a wide range of devices to support, and it is not always feasible to provide major software updates for all of them.
If you are concerned about missing out on new features and improvements, you may want to consider upgrading to a newer Galaxy device. Samsung offers a wide range of devices at different price points, so there is sure to be a device that is right for you.
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