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These Galaxy Devices Won’t Get One UI 7 (Android 15) Update

Android 15 is going to be a major update, and a lot exciting, as it promises a host of interesting features and necessary enhancements. But here’s the catch – many Galaxy devices will not make the cut for this highly anticipated upgrade.

If you’re waiting for the Android 15 upgrade on your Samsung Galaxy, go through the list of ineligible devices for the Android 15-based One UI 7 update to know if you need to upgrade to a newer model to explore the latest features.

Samsung One UI 7 (Android 15) Ineligible Devices List

(Galaxy S series)

  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Older S-series phones

(Galaxy Z series)

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 2
  • Older Z-series phones

(Galaxy Tab series)

  • Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 (2021)
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE
  • Older Tablets launched before 2021

(Galaxy A series)

  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A32
  • Galaxy A32 5G
  • Galaxy A22
  • Galaxy A22 5G
  • Galaxy A13 5G
  • Galaxy A12
  • Galaxy A12 Nacho
  • Galaxy A03
  • Galaxy A03s
  • Galaxy A03 Core
  • Galaxy A02
  • Galaxy A01 Core
  • Older A-series phones launched before 2021

(Galaxy M series)

  • Galaxy M04
  • Galaxy M13
  • Galaxy M13 5G
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy M23 5G
  • Older M-series phones launched before 2022

(Galaxy F series)

  • Galaxy F04
  • Galaxy F13
  • Galaxy F23 5G
  • Older F-series phones launched before 2022

This is not the final list by any means. We have prepared it by taking into account the software update policy for all Galaxy devices. However, it must be noted that the brand sometimes offers extra Android updates or extends software support to select devices.

The Galaxy S-series models after the S20 series get four years of OS updates, while the latest Galaxy S24 series raises the bar to a whooping 7 OS updates. Moving to the Galaxy Z series, all of them launched after the Fold 2/Flip 2 are eligible for four OS upgrades.

Samsung also provides four years of Android updates to Galaxy Tab S8 series models and all S-series tablets launched after the Galaxy Tab S8. Other Galaxy tablets are eligible for two or three OS updates.

Select Galaxy A and Galaxy F series models are also covered under Samsung’s four-generation OS update promise, while most of them only get two Android updates.

Samsung One UI 7 (Android 15): What’s New and When It’s Coming?

If your Galaxy device is eligible for the One UI 7 upgrade, I know you’re curiously waiting for it to explore the new features and other changes. The wait seems long as Android 15 is still in the beta phase.

Google is expected to release Android 15 sometime in October, and if Samsung follows last year’s timeline, it will kick off the One UI 7 rollout in November. However, if you have a newer Galaxy flagship smartphone, you may be able to get an early look at Android 15 by joining the beta program.

Here are the features you can expect to see in Android 15:

Satellite Connectivity Support

Android 15 adds support for satellite connectivity. This means you’ll be able to send texts to your friends even if you don’t have cell towers nearby, as long as you have access to the open sky. The new OS supports satellite connectivity for SMS apps and preinstalled RCS apps. In other words, this feature on Android 15 will not be limited to emergency uses only.

Find My Phone Network

Find My Phone is getting a pretty significant update in the new OS. All Android 15 phones can ping each other via Bluetooth and contribute to the network to help someone find their lost device. The nearby Android device part of Find My network can pick up Bluetooth signals from the broadcasting device and upload the encrypted location details to Google’s servers, which can be decrypted by the broadcasting device owner.

Battery Health

Android 15 could bring the “Battery Health” feature, which users have been requesting for a very long time. This feature tells the remaining battery capacity – an important metric that can help users replace the battery at the right time.

Although Google hasn’t confirmed Battery Health as an upcoming feature in Android 15, we might see it in one of the upcoming beta releases.

App Archiving

The app archiving feature lets you uninstall apps while keeping the user data around. So, the next time you reinstall the app, you can continue where you left off.

Google already has the app archiving feature through the Google Play Store. This means you can archive and restore apps only through the Play Store. But Android 15 removes this restriction by allowing any apps to be archived, including those installed outside the Play Store.

Partial Screen Sharing

Partial screen sharing is a useful and privacy-focused addition to Android 15 that allows users to share and record a single app rather than the entire screen. So, you don’t have to worry even if you mistakenly open a secret app while sharing your screen.

Notification Cooldown

Android 15 introduces the “Notification Cooldown” feature to stop people from getting overwhelmed by too many notifications from the same app. This feature lowers the volume of successive notifications from the same app.

Sensitive Notifications

Android 15 brings the sensitive notifications feature to prevent malicious third-party apps from reading your OTPs.

Which Samsung Galaxy device do you have? And what are your expectations from One UI 7? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to check out our One UI 7 section for the latest news on the new OS.


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