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[Updated] Samsung releases Android Pie update for the Galaxy Tab S3 and Tab A (2017)

Nearly a year after its official release by Google, Samsung has finally started rolling out the Android Pie update to the Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Tab A (2017). The former is a flagship tablet from 2017, while the latter is a budget device from the same year. Both of them launched with Android Nougat onboard, making the latest release the second and possibly the last major update for these tablets.

Currently, the update for the Tab S3 seems to be rolling out only to the LTE variant in Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam. The update for the Tab A, meanwhile, is available only in Malaysia. As is the case with all Galaxy devices, the Android Pie update brings One UI and all its related changes to these devices. You can read our One UI Feature Focus series to learn about all the new features the latest release brings to the table.

Apart from the Android Pie update, the release also brings the August 2019 security patch to the Tab S3. As detailed in the August security bulletin, the latest security patch fixes, among other things, seven critical Android vulnerabilities and 17 Samsung-specific threats. The Tab A (2017), on the other hand, will still be on the June security patch even after the update.

If you haven’t received the update notification on your Galaxy Tab S3 or the Tab A (2017) yet, you can go to Settings, select Software Update, and tap on the Download updates manually option to check for its availability. If that doesn’t trigger the update, you have to either wait for your turn or download the latest firmware for your device from our firmware database and manually flash it. You can find the latest firmware for the Galaxy Tab S3 here and the Tab A (2017) here.

Update – The Android Pie update is now available to the Tab S3 Wi-Fi variant as well. It is currently rolling out only to the users in the UK, but you can expect that to change soon. The SM-T827 LTE version in Turkey is also receiving the same update.

Thanks for the tip, Pjaya!

  • Model: SM-T825
  • Dimensions: 237.3 x 169.0 x 6.0mm
  • Display: 9.7” (246.4mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Snapdragon 820
  • Camera: 13 MP, CMOS
  • Model: SM-T385
  • Dimensions: 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9mm
  • Display: 8.0 "(203.1mm) TFT
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Camera: 8 MP, CMOS

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nikolozzz
nikolozzz

Updated android 9. Now it has less battery life, it is lagging more then before and wallpaper has some strange errors when rotating to landscape. Thinking to install older version of firmware.

nikolozzz
nikolozzz

Still on android 8 in Russia 🙁 Samsung Tablet updates are even worse then smartphones. Previous update was in may. Since then no security or any update.

DarthThanos99
DarthThanos99

I got the update on my WiFi US model today

AdolfoCS
AdolfoCS

quando arriverà per l’ Italia?

mvassu
mvassu

At last finally received pie os on Tab s3 in India

locarno
locarno

t825y is not eu model.

usaxelaur
usaxelaur

Galaxy A3 2017 Don’t get recive new update?

PJaya
PJaya

just received another update, 52.81MB, still june patch
the stability of camera has been improved.
SM-T385

PJaya
PJaya

After this update no more lag,
Smoother that 1st Pie release

MaksimusMoskov
MaksimusMoskov

just updated my Tab S3 LTE to android 9 yesterday. UI is good but reboot is too slow and battery drain is terrible. 1% every 5 to 10min of normal use like taking notes or just browsing. i removed all the widgets and set the power to mid and its still the same. i hope they can fix this battery drain.

DarthThanos99
DarthThanos99

After you update I recommend a clean install

matthiasS10plus
matthiasS10plus

I think that update comes at least in Germany this month. in the samsung members app it is already registered as completed

mufir
mufir

no dual screen after update.. why?

matthiasS10plus
matthiasS10plus

Watch tutorials in yt. And i Think you can download the MultiStar app from Samsung for any One Ui Device, also for the tab s3

mvassu
mvassu

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 for India?

NAAVNAAV
NAAVNAAV

Not yet for me. Thinking of flashing T825 UK firmware on Indian T825.

henklbr
henklbr

You could better wait: it’ll be released for India (INS) soon too…

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

lol 4 months after my S7 Exynos got OneUI via Note FE port the Tab S3 finally gets it.
Brings hope for the S7 Snapdragon ppl to get a port rom but good luck with the locked bootloader and battery life…

usaxelaur
usaxelaur

Galaxy A3 2017 Don’t get recive new update?

PJaya
PJaya

Is One UI 1.1
Added Dolby Atmos for earphone or bluetooth headset

But no QR reader on camera

PJaya
PJaya

Seem did not have rotate button when auto rotate is off.
And have smart view function, mirror screen to other device, did not have that on Oreo, cannot test as i only have normal LED TV.

locarno
locarno

you talking about s3 or a ?

NAAVNAAV
NAAVNAAV

Commented in wrong post sorry

GS8Wei
GS8Wei

Smart view and Dolby atmos were already here. Unless you’re talking about tab A.

PJaya
PJaya

Yes, refer screenshot i post, i using Tab A 2017

PJaya
PJaya

Sorry multiple comment.
There is no lift to wake up

NAAVNAAV
NAAVNAAV

Any changelogs? Is there Dex support for Tab S3 in pie update?

locarno
locarno

you have changelog on the pictures.

NAAVNAAV
NAAVNAAV

Its for Tab A . Am asking for Tab S3

GS8Wei
GS8Wei

NO DEX 🙁

NAAVNAAV
NAAVNAAV

Sad 🙁 Did u got the update?

locarno
locarno

Then you need to wait for ota on your device.

fatihkaran
fatihkaran

Can we update the European version with the Vietnamese software?
SM-T825 = European; SM-T825Y = Vietnam?

locarno
locarno

no

Marian1235
Marian1235

And now the ONLY SAMSUNG PHONE from roadmap that hasn’t received Android Pie is J5 2017. SAMSUNG, I H8 YOU! 😡

locarno
locarno

idk if it will get Pie.

LTAA
LTAA

there are three more phones they forgot, A3, A5 and A7 2017

PJaya
PJaya

I send my screenshot afternoon just now, malaysia time

Kyamran
Kyamran

Maybe you have some news about A7 2017 pie upgrade in Korea? + how non-korean users (720F variant) can install this firmware?

henklbr
henklbr

No: different model -> you can’t install that firmware…
We don’t have Pie update schedules; have a look in your Samsung Members app under “Notices”: there should be a Pie release schedule…

Kyamran
Kyamran

Yeah, I understand the difference, but is it possible to change the model, for example programmatically?
Cause there is no difference between this phones. Korean just have Bixby. Nothing more.