Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and Tab A (2017) are getting Android 9.0 Pie updates

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and Tab A (2017) are getting Android 9.0 Pie updates
Samsung hasn't forgotten the older Android tablets, regardless of whether they're flagships or budget-friendly models. If you still own a Galaxy Tab S3 or Galaxy Tab A (2017), you'll be happy to know that Samsung is now rolling out Android 9.0 Pie updates for both tablets.

The folks over at SamMobile report the Galaxy Tab S3 is now getting the update in countries like Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam, while the Galaxy Tab A (2017) is eligible for the update only in Malaysia for the moment.

Naturally, these major Android OS updates tend to expand to more territories after a few weeks, so we do not doubt that everyone will get it by the end of the year or possibly earlier. But the best thing about the news is that even though these tablets were launched on the market two years ago, they're still getting a major OS update.

In regards with the update, we've learned that it brings the new One UI, the August security patch (June security patch on the Galaxy Tab A 2017), and a couple of other improvements to various features like notifications, Samsung Keyboard, Bixby, Gallery, and Contacts.

Other changes mentioned in the changelog include support for HEIF images, Galaxy Buds and Gear IconX (2018). Also, call stickers and Samsung Max have been discontinued, while Kids Home can now be accessed via the quick panel.

Keep in mind that the update weighs about 1.2GB, so make sure you have enough free storage before attempting to download it if you live in one of the countries mentioned above.

Related phones

Galaxy Tab S3
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
  • Display 8.0" 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. Mrmark

Posts: 401; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Galaxy Tab S3 is still a solid tablet

2. camperbc

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 21, 2019

Agreed! I own the Galaxy Tab S3 and it continues to be an outstanding tablet... it's still blazingly fast after heavy daily use since it was first released, and I have never had a single issue with it. It was quite expensive to buy here in a Canada, (over $900 including the Samsung cover) but is worth every penny... you get what you pay for. If it ever does finally die, I will not even hesitate to buy the Tab S6... unless I can still snag a new Tab S3!

3. Kdramaticooler

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 22, 2019

How about the Samsung galaxy Tab S 10.5 SM-T800 2016 model updates? The very last update on my unit was marshmallow 6.0.1 version. Do you have the latest updates?

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