Another two Samsung tablets on two major US carriers jump on the Android Pie bandwagon

Another two Samsung tablets on two major US carriers jump on the Android Pie bandwagon
Samsung sells a lot of Android tablets nowadays, the latest of which literally just went up for sale in the US, and quite a few of these are also carried by the nation's largest wireless service providers in 4G LTE-enabled variants

The last couple of months or so have brought a number of official Android Pie updates to some of the company's older slates stateside, and on the exact same day that we reported about Verizon's Galaxy Tab S3 scoring the goodie pack, we're happy (and honestly a little surprised) to catch wind of another two tablets jumping on the bandwagon.

Technically, it seems T-Mobile's Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and Verizon's Galaxy Tab A 10.5 both started receiving the Pie-flavored system makeover after the aforementioned Tab S3 on Big Red, but perhaps due to their humbler specs, these rollouts appear to have gone largely unnoticed. That's not really fair if you ask us, because we're dealing here with devices released just last year. Furthermore, you can actually still purchase the 8-incher for $264 from "Magenta" and the 10.5-inch variant for $380 over at Verizon. 

Curiously enough, T-Mo even lists the smaller 2018 Tab A model as backordered, although you can still expect to receive the Snapdragon 425-powered slate with 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, and 5,000mAh battery capacity relatively quickly if you're interested in buying it online.

Meanwhile, Verizon can shave $50 off the regular price of the 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab A with quad speakers, Snapdragon 450 processing speed, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and a 7,300mAh battery if you're willing to agree to a monthly installment plan.

All in all, we wouldn't exactly recommend you purchase any of the two right now, but if you own one of them, you should definitely feel overjoyed at the sight of Android 9.0 Pie tweaks and enhancements. And yes, Android 10 is already out, but let's be realistic - these tablets are reaching the end of the software support road here and now.


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