Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Android 14 Update Status

S21 FE Android 14 update

Wondering when your Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will get the Android 14 update? You’re at the right place. In this guide, I will share the latest information about Android 14 for your Samsung Galaxy.

Android 14 brings several super exciting features and improvements that lots of Android lovers people are excited about. For instance, the One UI 6 has more lock screen customizations and a redesigned Quick Settings panel that looks better and clearer. The camera app has been improved to make resolution switching easier.

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Will Samsung S21 FE Receive Android 14 (One UI 6) Update?

Yes, the S21 FE is eligible for the Android 14 update. It will come with One UI 6 skin at the top.

The device was released in 2022 with Android 12 OS. So, according to the company’s software update policy, it’ll get four OS updates until Android 16.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Android 14: Latest Information

[December 22, 2023]: The Exynos variant of Galaxy S21 FE is now getting the Android 14 (One UI 6.0) update in various regions, including Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. It is tagged with the firmware version G990EXXU7FWK6.

Precisely, these countries are getting the update – Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, the Netherlands, the Philippines, the UAE, Tunisia, and Vietnam. In addition to One UI 6.0 features and improvements, the device is also getting the December 2023 security patch.

[December 18, 2023]: The unlocked Galaxy S21 FE in the US starts receiving the awaited One UI 6.0 update. It comes with the firmware version G990U2SQU7FWKD and brings all the One UI 6.0 goodies. Additionally, it incorporates the December 2023 security patch.

[December 12, 2023]: Samsung is expanding the Android 14 update to Galaxy S21 FE users in India. Currently, it’s rolling out for the Snapdragon variant with the firmware version G990B2XXU5FWK3. However, it should not take more than a few days to hit the Exynos model. (via)

[December 7, 2023]: The Android 14 update for the Galaxy S21 FE goes live in Europe. Currently, it’s rolling out in Germany, but should expand to more European countries in the next few days.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE users in Germany are getting the stable One UI 6.0 update with the firmware version G990B2XXU5FWK3. The software package has a download size of around 2.4GB and includes the November 2023 security patch as well, besides the One UI 6.0 and Android 14 goodies.

[December 6, 2023]: Samsung is finally rolling out the stable Android 14 update with One UI 6.0 update to the Galaxy S21 FE. The company promised to release the update in December and has now fulfilled it.

As of now, the Android 14 update for the Galaxy S21 FE is available for Verizon users in the US. The factory-unlocked and international versions of the S21 FE haven’t received the update, but it should be a matter of only a few days.

The latest update brings the One UI 6.0 and Android 14 goodies to the Galaxy S21 FE. Plus, the security patch gets upgraded to November 2023.

If you have a Galaxy S21 FE, go to Settings > Software update and tap on Download and install to check for pending updates.

[November 22, 2023]: Samsung has released a One UI 6.0 update roadmap for Germany. According to it, the Galaxy S21 FE users should get the One UI 6.0 update in December. But, Samsung usually pushes the update earlier than its timeline for some devices. So, let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Another piece of information for Galaxy S21 FE is that the device is getting the November security patch update in Europe.

[November 18, 2023]: Now, the S21 FE users on Verizon carrier are getting the November 2023 security update. It fixes over 60 vulnerabilities to improve the overall device security. The update also brings stability improvements and fixes several bugs for a better device experience.

[November 14, 2023]: It’s time for another software update. No, it’s not the Android 14 update. Instead, a security patch update – November 2023 security patch. The update is currently rolling out in the US with version G990USQS9EWK1.

[November 1, 2023]: Galaxy S21 FE users in India are also getting the October security patch. It has a download size of just over 200MB and carries the firmware version G990EXXS7EWJ5.

[October 21, 2023]: The Galaxy S21 FE is getting the October security update in Europe. It is rolling out to the US-unlocked models as well.

[October 13, 2023]: Samsung has released One UI 6 beta for the S21+ and S21 Ultra. It’s yet to be released for the S21 FE.

[October 11, 2023]: The October 2023 security update is now rolling out to the S21 FE users in the US. It fixes over 40 security vulnerabilities and is tagged with the PDA version G990U2SQS7EWI2.

[October 3, 2023]: After Europe and India, the S21 FE users in Brazil are getting the September security update. It can be identified by the firmware version G990EXXS7EWH7.

Not just Brazil, the US is also getting the September security update. But, we still don’t know when the One UI 6.0 beta is coming.

[September 29, 2023]: The September 2023 security update for the Galaxy S21 FE is now rolling out in India. It has a download size of just over 200MB.

[September 22, 2023]: One UI 6 beta is now available for the Samsung S21. But, we don’t know when it’s coming to the Galaxy S21 FE.

[September 19, 2023]: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is getting the September 2023 security patch update. It is currently rolling out in Europe with the firmware version G990B2XXS5EWI1.

[July 18, 2023]: The Android 14 internal testing for the Samsung S21 has begun.

Samsung One UI 6: Top Features

Improved Quick Settings Panel:

One UI 6 Quick Settings panel
One UI 5.1 (left), One UI 6 (right) | Image Credit: Android Authority

As you can see in the screenshot above, the Quick Settings panel in One UI 6 is looking clean and more productive. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icons get a separate space, and the brightness bar is moved below for easy one-hand access.

Camera App Improvements:

One UI 6 camera app
One UI 5.1 (left), One UI 6 (right) | Image Credit: Android Authority

There haven’t been significant changes to the Camera app in One UI 6, but Samsung has made it easier to change the resolution in photo and video mode.

The Camera app now has three Quality optimisation settings: Maximum, Medium (for less optimisation), and Minimum (for no optimisation).

One UI 6 Camera app can now scan documents without needing the Scene Optimizer to kick in.

More Lock Screen Customizations:

One UI 6 gives you additional options to customize your lock screen. You can change the size of elements and choose from more fonts and styling to make it more appealing.

Improved Notification Panel

One UI 6 Notification Panel
One UI 5.1 (left), One UI 6 (right) | Image Credit: Android Authority

In addition to a Quick Settings panel changes, the notification panel is also getting modifications. The latest One UI version adds separation to notifications. Although it takes space, the notifications now look better and cleaner.

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Vicky Kumar is a passionate tech enthusiast and writer with a keen interest in the world of Android and Windows. Over the last three years, Vicky has been sharing insights, tips, and expert advice on these operating systems to help readers make the most of their devices and software. He has worked on websites, including GetDroidTips, OyPrice, and RootMyGalaxy. When not writing, he enjoys watching cricket highlights and exploring new apps.

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