Samsung started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy Tab S3 a couple of weeks ago. It sent out the firmware update in the United Kingdom initially and about a fortnight later, the company has finally released Oreo for the Galaxy Tab S3 in the United States.
The Galaxy Tab S3 was launched in the United States in the spring of 2017 and it came with Nougat out of the box. The tablet is still powered by Nougat and will just now be updated to Oreo.
Those who own the Galaxy Tab S3 in the United States will soon be receiving an over-the-air update notification on their tablets informing them that Oreo is finally available for their device. They can also manually pull the update by going to the software update menu in the settings app.
The update brings Android 8.0 Oreo for Samsung’s flagship tablet as well as its Samsung Experience 9.0 custom skin which is the same version that the company introduced with the Galaxy S9. This firmware update brings all of the features that are part and parcel of Android 8.0 Oreo as well as the features that are exclusive to the Samsung Experience skin.
It’s a hefty update at 1.2GB which isn’t surprising given that it’s a major Android platform update. It’s rolling out in phases across the United States and should go live for all Galaxy Tab S3 owners in the near future.