A lot of Samsung devices are eligible for the Android 8.0 Oreo update, and now that the company has pushed out the update to its 2017 flagships (not everywhere, though), it can turn its attention to other devices in its ever-expanding lineup. You know, such as the Galaxy Tab S3, which is still the best Samsung tablet one can buy. We had heard a month earlier that Samsung has started developing the Oreo update for the Galaxy Tab S3, and naturally, things have progressed in the days since. The tablet now seems closer to leaving the Android 7.0 Nougat ship behind, as the Wi-Fi Alliance has given the Tab S3 fresh certification for Android 8.0 Oreo.
Galaxy Tab S3 gets Wi-Fi certification with Oreo on-board
The certification is for the Wi-Fi-only variant of the Tab S3, so there’s still some time before the update actually arrives as Samsung waits on the necessary certifications for the LTE variant. Not to mention that with Samsung running behind schedule on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update, we might have to wait longer than normal to see Oreo make its way to other devices, even if they may be as costly and premium as the Galaxy Tab S3. It’s just how Samsung functions, although now that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are up for sale in markets around the world, one can hope that the Korean giant won’t see cause for deliberately delaying the release of Oreo for its other Galaxies any further.
If you haven’t been keeping up, the Oreo update first hit the Galaxy S8 back in February for participants of the Oreo beta program before it was pulled because of an issue that was making some S8 and S8+ units restart of their own accord. Samsung resumed the rollout soon after, and the update has slowly been making its way to more and more countries in the last few weeks. Last week, Oreo arrived on the Galaxy Note 8, coinciding with the release of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in nearly 70 countries. The list of changes and new features remains the same across both the S8 and Note 8, though the Note 8 update does come the most recent version of the Android security patch.