1. Samsung hinted that the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update would be available for certain Galaxy devices, but this was a mistake and none of these devices will receive the update.
2. The confusion arose from a Samsung article discussing improvements to the camera experience on Galaxy devices, which listed the devices eligible for the update, including the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy Note 20 series, despite them not being eligible.
3. Samsung has since clarified that the Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Flip (LTE), and Galaxy Z Fold 2 will not receive Android 14 and will only receive security updates going forward.
4. Samsung’s support policy has been updated to include four major Android OS updates for flagships and premium mid-range models, but this does not cover the 2020 Galaxy lineup.
Samsung’s Confusing Announcement on Android 14 Update
Samsung recently caused confusion among users by suggesting that the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update would be available for several devices, including the Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Flip (LTE), Galaxy Z Flip 5G, and Galaxy Z Fold 2. However, this turned out to be a mistake, as Samsung has confirmed that none of these devices will receive the Android 14 update.
The Confusion Cleared by Samsung
The confusion stemmed from an article published by Samsung that discussed how the One UI 6.0 update would enhance the camera experience on Galaxy devices. The article was released after the big update was rolled out to the Galaxy S23 series and outlined the new tools and features introduced with the update. Among these enhancements was the improved Galaxy Enhance-X app, which offers advanced features not available on the stock camera app.
In the footnotes of the article, Samsung listed the devices that would receive the updated Galaxy Enhance-X app with the One UI 6.0 update. This list included several devices, including the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Note 20 series, and others. Based on this list, it seemed that these devices would also be eligible for the Android 14 update. However, this was not the case.
Devices Ineligible for the Android 14 Update
The Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Flip (LTE), Galaxy Z Flip 5G, and Galaxy Z Fold 2 were included in the list of devices eligible for Android 14. However, these phones were launched in 2020 with Android 10 and have since received updates to Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13. According to Samsung’s support policy, these devices were only promised three major Android OS updates, so they do not qualify for Android 14.
Samsung’s Support Policy and Confusion Among Users
Samsung has since updated its support policy to include four major Android OS updates for flagship and premium mid-range models. However, the 2020 Galaxy lineup is not covered under this new policy, which explains why these devices were incorrectly listed in the article. It’s unclear whether Samsung changed its mind or simply made a mistake in including them. Unfortunately, the company did not respond to media requests for clarification, leaving users in confusion.
Final Verdict: No Android 14 for These Devices
To settle the confusion, Samsung has updated the footnotes in the article to remove the devices that are ineligible for the Android 14 update. Therefore, if you were hoping to receive the One UI 6.0 update on your Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, or the original Flip, you will not be able to. These devices will only receive security updates going forward, which will be provided for at least four years after their launch.