Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G Android update status
Currently: Android 12
When Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G launched, it shipped with Android 11, but has since been updated to Android 12. This phone was originally released on 1 / 2021.
Beta versions and unofficial versions
There's an official Android beta for Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G available. The Android 13 beta is official beta from the phone's manufacturer, but it is not recommended for everyone. You should install beta version of the operating system only if you understand the possible associated risks.
Expected: Android 13, Android 14 and Android 15
The next expected Android update, Android 13, should be released in Q4/2022. However, this is only the manufacturer's promise, as far as we know - Samsung might release even further updates to the phone later or might end support earlier on.
Samsung has promised to deliver these major Android versions for Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G: Android 13, Android 14 and Android 15.
However, this is only the manufacturer's promise, as far as we know - Samsung might release even further updates to the phone later or might end support earlier on.
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G update history
Samsung has promised the phone will eventually get Android 15. This will be the phone's last and final Android update.
Samsung has promised the phone will eventually get Android 14.
Beta version of Android 13 available.
Samsung has promised the phone will eventually get Android 13. (Expected: Q4 / 2022)
Official, stable version of Android 12 released for Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G.
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G gets released, ships with Android 11.
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Why my phone still has the older Android version...?
Please note that most of the time the new Android versions get rolled out relatively slowly: manufacturers don't deliver over-the-air (OTA) Android updates to all users at the same time, but instead, roll out the update in cycles.
Additionally, if your phone has been bought from an operator, this complicates things. While the unlocked phones might get the updates, the operator-specific, so-called "locked phones" might be out of luck. Typically, the large operators have their own customizations in place for the phones sold through them and due those customizations, the update schedule for operator locked phones can be totally different than those that are unlocked.
You can try to manually check if there's an update available for your phone by visiting your phone's Settings. There, you can find a place for System updates. Visit that section: it will check whether there's updates available for your phone right now.
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