While many users are eagerly awaiting the rollout of Android 14, others already know they will be left behind. In fact, many smartphones have now reached the software support limit offered by Samsung and will therefore go out of their way for the next big update. Find the full list in this article.
Android 14 development is quietly running its course, preview by preview. An opportunity for users to learn more every time about the new features that await them in the next big update of the operating system. Unfortunately, we often forget that not everyone will be able to take advantage of all these new features.
In fact, some older smartphones have now reached the software support limit that manufacturers offer. This is particularly the case for some Samsung Galaxy devices, whose deadline was reached this year. Admittedly, in 2022, the Korean company has already increased the term of this support to 4 years for certain models. But for all smartphones before the Galaxy S21 FE, the path stops in 2023.
Here are the Samsung Galaxy smartphones that are not eligible for Android 14
In fact, not all smartphones released before the Galaxy S21 will receive the Android 14 update. Here are the models whose support ends this year:
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 +
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Galaxy A22
- Galaxy A32
- Galaxy A51
- Galaxy A71
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Some tablets will also be deprived of updates. here they are :
- Galaxy Tab A8
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2020)
- Galaxy Tab S7 / Galaxy Tab S7 +
Of course, all devices prior to those mentioned above will not receive Android 14. As a reminder, if your smartphone is on the list, don’t panic: it won’t get outdated. In fact, Samsung always offers 5 years of security patch, ensuring that the devices in question are protected. However, you will not be able to take advantage of the latest features.
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