Samsung launched the Tab S3 tablet in two variants, WiFi and LTE, and both ran Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box. Naturally then, the very first real update for the Tab S3 is Oreo, whether that be Android 8.0, Android 8.1. We would share all Galaxy Tab S3 Oreo related news with you here, but we have more than Oreo on this page.
You would also find all Tab S3 updates, along with their changelog and firmware download links. In case your Tab S3 wasn’t receiving OTA updates, or you have trouble installing an update on your Tab S3 and thus are stuck to current OS, you can update your Tab S3 manually at home, using your Windows laptop or PC, using the firmware we have provided below.
Launched with Android 7.0, the premium Tab S3 will get at least two major OS upgrades coupled with regular security updates, although they may not be released on a monthly basis.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 update timeline
|Model No.||Date||Update Download Link||Android OS||Changelog|
|SM-T820||11 Jan 2019||T820XXU2BRL1||Android 8.0||December 2018 security patch|
|SM-T820||14 Oct 2018||T820XXU2BRG3||Android 8.0||August 2018 security update|
|SM-T820||13 May 2018||T820XXU1BRE2||Android 8.0||Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and April 2018 security patch|
|SM-T820||06 Sep 2017||T820XXU1AQI2||Android 7.0||August 2017 security patch|
|SM-T820||13 Jun 2017||T820XXU1AQF3||Android 7.0||June 2017 security patch|
|SM-T820||21 Apr 2017||T820XXU1AQDC||Android 7.0||April 2017 security patch|
|SM-T820||11 Apr 2017||T820XXU1AQD6||Android 7.0||April 2017 security patch|
|SM-T820||28 Mar 2017||T820XXU1AQC6||Android 7.0||March 2017 security patch|
|SM-T820||26 Feb 2017||T820XXU1AQBB||Android 7.0||February 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||26 Oct 2018||T825XXU2BRJ1||Android 8.0||October 2018 security update|
|SM-T825||13 May 2018||T825XXU1BRE2||Android 8.0||Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and April 2018 security update|
|SM-T825||01 May 2018||T825JXU1ARC1||Android 7.0||April 2018 security patch|
|SM-T825||19 Sep 2017||T825JXU1AQI3||Android 7.0||August 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||06 Sep 2017||T825XXU1AQI2||Android 7.0||August 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||22 Jun 2017||T825JXU1AQF2||Android 7.0||June 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||14 Jun 2017||T825UBU1AQF3||Android 7.0||June 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||13 Jun 2017||T825XXU1AQF3||Android 7.0||June 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||26 Apr 2017||T825JXU1AQD2||Android 7.0||April 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||24 Apr 2017||T825UBU1AQDC||Android 7.0||April 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||21 Apr 2017||T825XXU1AQDC||Android 7.0||April 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||21 Mar 2017||T825JXU1AQC9||Android 7.0||March 2017 security patch|
Verizon Galaxy Tab S3 update timeline (SM-T827V)
|Date||Software version||Android OS||Changelog|
|25 Oct 2018||T827VVRS2BRJ1||Android 8.0||October 2018 security update|
|14 Aug 2018||T827VVRS2BRG2||Android 8.0||July 2018 security patch|
|01 June 2018||T827VVRU1BRD4||Android 8.0||Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and April 2018 security patch|
|29 Jan 2018||T827VVRS1ARA2||Android 7.0||January 2018 security patch and fixes for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities|
Galaxy Tab S3 Android 9 Pie update
- Eligible for Android 9 Pie
- The update may arrive in Q2 or Q3 2019
|Model||Current OS||Android 9 Pie update|
|SM-T820||Android 8.0||Expected in Q3 2019|
|SM-T825||Android 8.0||Expected in Q3 2019|
With the 2016 Galaxy Tab S2 having only begun seeing an update to Android Oreo, the second major OS upgrade, in Q3 2018, it only makes sense to assume that the Galaxy Tab S3 will also receive its second major OS upgrade at around the same time in 2019. Of course, Samsung hasn’t confirmed this, but when they do, we will update this post.
Related: Samsung Android 9 Pie update news
Galaxy Tab S3 Android 8.0 update
Released on 14 May 2018 in the UK
|Model||Launch OS||Current OS||Android 8.0 Oreo update|
|SM-T820||Android 7.0||Android 8.0||Released on 14 May 2018|
|SM-T825||Android 7.0||Android 8.0||Released on 14 May 2018|
How to install Galaxy Tab S3 firmware
Well, check out the model no. of your Galaxy Tab S3 first, and then download the latest firmware available above for your exact model no. Next, install the downloaded firmware using our Odin Samsung firmware installation guide here.
Let us know in comments if you need any help with this.