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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 and Tab A 10.1 2016 to receive Android Oreo soon

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 and Tab A 10.1 2016 to receive Android Oreo soon
Samsung is pretty cryptic when it comes to major Android updates, although if you own one of the company's flagships you're 100% sure that you'll get at least one major software update. However, when it comes to mid-range devices, it's a total mystery how Samsung chooses what phones and tablets to update.

Luckily, there are other ways to tell which devices will be updated such as scouring the Wi-Fi Alliance's database. At the latest search, two Samsung devices that might receive Android Oreo updates popped up – the Galaxy Tab A 2017 and Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016.

Since Samsung launched multiple versions, it's hard to tell which ones will be updated to Oreo and in what order. But according to Wi-Fi Alliance, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 Wi-Fi and LTE models will surely receive Android 8.1 Oreo updates, as well as the Sprint variant (SM-T587P).

As far as the Galaxy Tab A 2017 goes, six models appear in the Wi-Fi Alliance's database, all running Android 8.0 Oreo. Usually, it takes about a month for Samsung to start rolling out a major Android OS update to a device that was certified by Wi-Fi Alliance, so these two tablets might get Oreo as early as October.

source: Wi-Fi Alliance (1, 2) via AndroiSoul

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) specs
  • Display 8.0 inches 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) specs
  • Display 10.1 inches 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 7300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo

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