Samsung takes Galaxy’s software support quite seriously. The company is continuously enhancing its software department and cementing its lead in after-sales support. Android 14-based One UI 6 is coming later this year as the last major update for several Samsung devices.
As Android 14 is yet to officially land on Samsung devices, we’ve compiled a list of handsets, which will have to spend their remaining time on the One UI 6. As the company’s software policy is pretty clear, there’s no confusion on models’ eligibility for updates.
Galaxy S21 was eligible for major updates up to Android 14, while Samsung promised additional OS support. This means, the upcoming Android 14 will not be the last OS upgrade for the lineup, and the same applies to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3.
The S21 FE launched with Android 12 out of the box, while 2022’s revised policy makes it eligible for updates up to Android 16. All flagships launched after the S21 line are eligible for 4 OS, while several Galaxy A, M, and F series phones will have to stick with Android 14.
Galaxy A series phones that are eligible for 3 OS will end up getting major upgrades post-Android 14 release. Meanwhile, several mid-range and budget phones from Galaxy M and Galaxy F lineups are supported by just two major upgrades.
Android 14-based One UI 6 will be the last major update for these Samsung devices:
- Galaxy A72
- Galaxy A52 (A52 5G, A52s)
- Galaxy A23
- Galaxy A13
- Galaxy M53 5G
- Galaxy M33 5G
- Galaxy M23
- Galaxy M13
- Galaxy F23
- Galaxy F13
Samsung Galaxy S22 gets Android 14 One UI 6.0 in South Korea
Following the initial rollout in Europe and expansion in the US, Samsung is now releasing the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update to the Galaxy S22 series in South Korea. Users who have been running the Beta firmware are getting it first, with the Public rollout not too far away.
In addition to Android 14 and One UI 6.0, Samsung is also bringing the November 2023 security patch to the Galaxy S22 series in South Korea. If you are from Samsung’s home country, it’s time to check for the DWKA update by jumping to Settings > Software update > Download and install.
One UI 6.0 comes with significant improvements for your Galaxy phone’s home screen, check out below.
- Simplified icon labels: App icon labels are now limited to a single line for a cleaner and simpler look. “Galaxy” and “Samsung” have been removed from some app names to make them shorter and easier to scan.
- Auto hiding taskbar: If you’re using gesture navigation, you can set the taskbar to hide automatically. When hidden, just swipe up from the bottom of the screen to make the taskbar appear.
- Drag and drop with 2 hands: Start dragging app icons or widgets on your Home screen with one hand, then use your other hand to navigate to the screen where you want to drop them.
Hurrah! Samsung Galaxy A53 starts receiving Android 14 One UI 6.0 update
Samsung has kicked off an Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update for Galaxy A53 smartphone users. The update is currently rolling out in some European countries including the UK and will expand soon.
One UI 6 update brings a bundle of new features, enhancements, and major changes over the previous UI to provide an amazing experience. These are mainly related to Quick Panel, Lock Screen, My Files, Reminder, Calendar, Health, Video Player, Weather, Gallery, Camera, Home screen, and more.
Users of Samsung Galaxy A53 smartphones are getting the stable One UI 6 update with One UI build version A536BXXU7DWK6 and around 2.3GB package size.
This software installs the November 2023 security patch and updates several stock apps to the latest version. If you are using a Galaxy A53 smartphone in the UK then you can get the latest update through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G gets One UI 6.0 update.
— Samsung Hub – One UI Updates #OneUI6 (@SamsonUpdate) November 28, 2023
Android 14 Eligible Devices: Biggest List Consisting All Devices, Any Brand
Android 14 went official for Google’s Pixel smartphones in early October. Throughout the year, Android vendors like Samsung, Xiaomi, OPPO, and OnePlus will deliver new software skins based on the Android 14. Well, here’s a long list of Android 14 eligible devices.
Android 14 Eligible Devices (List)
While Google Pixel devices get stock Android 14, Samsung is offering One UI 6.0 skin, featuring UI tweaks and additional features. Similarly, other Android OEMs have their own skins like Xiaomi has MIUI, OPPO has ColorOS, OnePlus has OxygenOS, etc.
Before you proceed, do note that manufacturers do not officially confirm all the devices. This list is compiled from the information available on the web, based on the specific device’s software lifespan. There may be changes by the company in software support.
Check the eligible devices listed, below:
- Pixel 4a 5G
- Pixel 5 | Pixel 5a
- Pixel 6 / 6 Pro | 6a
- Pixel 7 / 7 Pro | 7a
- Pixel Fold
- Pixel Tablet
- Galaxy S23 / S23+ / S23 Ultra
- Galaxy S22 / S22+ / S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 / S21+ / S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 FE
- Galaxy Z Fold 5 / Z Flip 5
- Galaxy Z Fold 4 / Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 / Z Flip 3
- Galaxy A Series: A04 | A13 | A14 | A23 | A24 | A33 | A34 | A52 / A52 5G / A52s | A53 | A54 | A72 | A73
- Galaxy F Series: F14 5G | F23 | F54
- Galaxy M Series: M23 | M33 | M53 | M54
- Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro
- Galaxy Tab Series: Galaxy Tab S9 / S9+ / S9 Ultra | Galaxy Tab S8 / S8+ / S8 Ultra
- Motorola Razr 40 / Razr 40 Ultra
- Motorola Razr 2022
- Moto G13 / G14 / G23 / G53 / G73
- Motorola G Stylus 5G
- Motorola G Power 5G
- Motorola Edge 40 / 40 Pro
- Motorola Edge 30 / 30 Pro / 30 Ultra / 30 Neo / 30 Fusion
- Motorola Edge
- Motorola Defy 2
- Xiaomi 12 / 12 Pro / 12T / 12T Pro / 12S / 12S Pro / 12S Ultra / 12 Lite
- Xiaomi 13 / 13 Pro / 13 Ultra / 13 Lite
- Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
- Xiaomi Civi 1S / 2 / 3
- Xiaomi Pad 6 / 6 Pro
- Redmi Note 11R / 11T Pro / 11T Pro+
- Redmi Note 12 / 12 Pro / 12 Pro+ / 12 Pro Speed / 12 S / 12 Turbo
- Redmi Note Discovery
- Redmi K40S
- Redmi K50 / K50 Pro / K50 Gaming / K50i / K50 Ultra
- Redmi K60 / K60E / K60 Pro
- POCO C51, C55
- POCO X4 5G / X4 GT
- POCO X5 / X5 Pro
- POCO F4 / F4 GT
- POCO F5 / F5 Pro
- Find N2 / N2 Flip
- Find X5 / X5 Pro
- Reno 9 / 9 Pro / 9 Pro+
- Reno 8 / 8 Pro
- Reno 7 / 7 Pro
- Reno 6 / 6 Pro
- Reno 8T / 8T 5G
- A1 / A1x
- K10 Series
- A58 5G
- F23 Series
- F21 Series
- F19 Series
- OnePlus 11 / 11R
- OnePlus 10T / 10 Pro / 10R
- OnePlus 9 / 9 Pro / 9RT
- OnePlus Nord 2T
- OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite
- OnePlus Nord N300 5G
- OnePlus Ace 2 / Ace Pro / Ace / Ace Racing
- ASUS ROG Phone 7 / 7 Ultimate
- ASUS ROG Phone 6 / 6 Pro / 6D / 6D Ultimate
- ASUS Zenfone 9
- ASUS Zenfone 10
- X90 / X90 Pro
- X80 / X80 Pro
- X70 Pro / X70 Pro+
- Y75 5G
- V25 / V25 Pro
- V23 / V23e 5G / V23 Pro
- T1 / T1 Pro / T1x
- iQOO 11 / Pro
- iQOO 9 / 9 Pro / 9T / 9 SE
- iQOO 8 / 8 Pro / Neo 8
- iQOO 7 / Neo 7 / Neo 7 Pro
- iQOO Z7 / Z7x / Z7s
- iQOO Neo 6
- iQOO Z6 / Z6 Pro / Z6 Lite
- Phone 1
- Phone 2
- Realme GT Neo 5 / GT Neo 5 SE
- Realme GT3 / GT Neo 3 / GT Neo 3T
- Realme GT2 / GT2 Pro / GT2 Explorer Master / GT Neo 2T
- Realme GT 5G
- Realme 10 / 10S / 10 5G / 10 Pro / 10 Pro+ / 10T
- Realme 9 / 9 Pro / 9 Pro+
- Realme C33 2023 / C33 / C55 / C30s
- Realme V20 / V23 / V23i / V25
- Realme Q5 / Q5 Pro / Q5i
- Realme Narzo N55 / 50 5G / 50 Pro 5G