Samsung devices are getting four major updates. However, some old but popular smartphones and tablets will not be affected by this policy.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE in hand // Source: Arnaud Gelineau – Aroged
You’re probably saying to yourself: I’m still on Android 12, why are they telling us about Android 14? Because Android 14 already exists, the next version of Google’s operating system will be deployed in 2023 with a schedule that will probably come with no big surprises.
Samsung is committed to providing four major software updates for many devices after they are released. However, this update policy has only been applied since 2021, which will leave several models on the floor from this year.
The Galaxy S20 and other models will therefore not benefit from Android 14
Software updates are a key differentiator, and it’s what can encourage you to stick with one brand more than another. In recent years, Samsung has pledged to provide three and then four major updates for most of its mid-range and high-end models, regularly adjusting its policies.
Galaxy S21 series devices, Galaxy A33, A53, A73 lineup and later models, as well as Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 foldable smartphones and Tab S8 tablets benefit from these extended update guarantees.
On the other hand, this also means that some Galaxy devices, still very popular, will be deprived of new software versions this year. Samsung plans to launch Android 14 and One UI 6.0 by the end of the year, but according to SamMobile, Android 13 with One UI 5 will remain the last major update for the following Galaxy phones and tablets, which will not receive Android 14 and OneUI 6:
Of course, the end of software updates does not mean that Samsung devices will become obsolete. Indeed, Samsung will continue to provide security updates, first quarterly, then semi-annually.
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