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Galaxy Tab A (2016) Android 8.1 Oreo update out, November patch included

Something has changed at Samsung, at least when it comes to software updates. The Korean giant has been rolling out security updates in quick succession in recent months for a plethora of devices, and it has now gotten to a point where the November 2018 security patch was already on three Galaxy devices in the month of October. And Samsung is adding two more devices to the mix today. These devices are the Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016); the Tab A is also making the jump to Android 8.1 Oreo.

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) Oreo update now available

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 update follows the Galaxy Tab 2 Active Oreo update, which also included the November patch. The Wi-Fi and LTE variants of the Tab A are being updated to Oreo in South Korea and the UAE respectively. Only the UAE update includes the November patch, but you can expect all of the Oreo features to be the same across both variants. The Galaxy A3 (2017) update, meanwhile, is unlikely to have anything but security fixes. Funnily enough, the A3 (2017) received the October security update just a few days back in some markets.

The November 2018 security patch hasn’t been detailed by either Google or Samsung, so we have no clue what it includes. In any case, if you own either of these devices, you should check if the update is available for you by going into the Settings app, tapping Software update, then hitting the Download updates manually option. Firmware for these updates are also available in our database, so you can skip waiting for the over-the-air release.

  • Model: SM-P580
  • Dimensions: 254.3 x 164.2 x 8.2mm
  • Display: 10.1" (255.4mm) TFT
  • CPU: Exynos 7870
  • Camera: 8 MP, CMOS
  • Model: SM-P585
  • Dimensions: 254.3 x 164.2 x 8.2mm
  • Display: 10.1" (255.4mm) TFT
  • CPU: Exynos 7870
  • Camera: 8 MP, CMOS
  • Model: SM-A320F
  • Dimensions: 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 4,7" (119mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 7870 Octa
  • Camera: 13 MP, CMOS F1.9

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woody365
woody365

You say that on the first line but the flagships are still on September’s patch. Reminds me of a person with a new car. They’ll wash it monthly, that turns to 2 months and before you know it, that becomes twice a year. Samsung have so many cars they can’t wash them all at the same time. Metaphors!

PJaya
PJaya

I think camera ui will also change like s9 ui

adrianpastort
adrianpastort

What about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (2016) SM-T813???
It deserves Oreo, because it came with android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
It should receive at least 2 major updates… Not just one…

ante2103
ante2103

What about SM-T580 TAB A (6)?

kierownikk
kierownikk

That’s Tab A 10.1 which will get the update.

Celso09
Celso09

The SM-T580 and SM-T585 should receive soon, since they are with the certified upgrade.

bobfrantic
bobfrantic

Both SM-T580 and T585 have received the upgrade 😀

kierownikk
kierownikk

Not in UK, they haven’t. My very own SM-T580 is still running on android 7 and no sign of an update. Only Germany got the update for this device in Europe so far. But that indicates that UK shouldn’t be far away from getting it.