The Galaxy Tab S8 series was Samsung’s first tablet lineup to get the Android 13 update. It received the update three weeks ago but was limited to international units. Now, the Android 13 update has started rolling out to carrier-locked units of the Galaxy Tab S8 series in the US.
The Android 13 update is hitting the Galaxy Tab S8+ first, with firmware version X808USQU2BVK4 on Xfinity Mobile’s network. The Galaxy Tab S8 and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will soon get the same update with a similar firmware version ending BVK4. The new software includes the November 2022 security patch that fixes dozens of security vulnerabilities.
If you are a Galaxy Tab S8+ user in the US with a carrier-locked model (SM-X808U), you can download and install the Android 13 update on your tablet by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping Download and install. You can also download the latest firmware file from our firmware database and flash it manually using the Odin tool.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S8 series with Android 12 onboard. All the tablets in the lineup received the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update a few months ago. Now, the Galaxy Tab S8 series has started getting the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. It will get at least two more Android OS updates in the future.