Samsung announced yesterday that it will soon release the One UI 5.1.1 update to the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Z Fold 4. Today, the company has released the One UI 5.1.1 update to the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra in European countries, along with a new security patch.
Galaxy Tab S8 gets One UI 5.1.1 update with new multitasking features
The One UI 5.1.1 update for the Galaxy Tab S8 is rolling out with firmware version X706BXXU5BWH6. The Galaxy Tab S8+ is getting the One UI 5.1.1 update with firmware version X806BXXU5BWH6, while the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is getting the One UI 5.1.1 update with firmware version X906BXXU5BWH6. The update is currently rolling out across Europe, and we expect it to reach other regions and countries within the next few days. The new update also brings the July 2023 security patch to the tablets.
Some of the features of One UI 5.1.1 include two-handed drag-and-drop for files, the ability to hide pop-up windows on one of the sides, and quick switching between pop-up view and multi-window mode for supported apps. It also improves the taskbar, which can now display up to four recently used apps on the right side.
Some other improvements include sharing files via Quick Share with those who aren't on the same Wi-Fi network. Private Share now lets you set an expiration time for each file. In the built-in Photo Editor, Samsung has replaced adjustment sliders with dials that are easier to use. Samsung has also added the ability to change Modes from the lock screen and added more fonts for the clock widget on the lock screen.
If you have a Galaxy Tab S8 series tablet and live in Europe, you can now install the One UI 5.1.1 update by heading over to Settings » Software update and tapping Download and install. You can also use the alternative method that involves downloading the latest firmware file from our firmware database and flashing it manually.
The Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and several other Galaxy Tab series devices will get the One UI 5.1.1 update over the next few weeks, according to Samsung.
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