Galaxy Tab S3 Oreo update: Android 8.0 rollout begins in Europe

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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.

The Galaxy Tab S3 is Samsung’s most premium tablet offering. Launched with Android 7.0, and even though yet to see Android 7.1.1 OTA, we are pretty sure they would release the Oreo for Tab S3 on a priority basis, maybe after they are done with Android 8.0 for Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, Galaxy S7, but certainly before the Tab A 2017.

Galaxy Tab S3 Android 8.0 update

Released on 14 May 2018 in the UK

Update [May 15, 2018]: Reports surfacing from the UK can confirm that Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to the Galaxy Tab S3 in the region. Besides installing Oreo, the update, which has software version T820XXU1BRE2, also installs security patches for the month of April 2018.

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GalaxyClub, which first captured the report, also points out that the Tab S3’s Oreo update adds support for Dolby Atmos, a feature that is associated with the Galaxy S9. When exactly the update will spread out to other markets remains unknown, but since earlier reports had pegged the release date at May 18, it’s likely that a wider rollout will commence towards the end of this month.

Also, the Oreo update is rolling out to both the Wi-Fi-only and LTE variants of the slate.

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

Thanks to Samsung Turkey, we now have a date for the Android Oreo release for Galaxy Tab S3. On the Samsung Turkey’s blog, it is mentioned that the Oreo update is under testing for the Galaxy Tab S3 right now, and the planned release date is May 18, 2018.

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Based on that, we hope that the Oreo update reaches other parts of the world, whether that be India, or the US, around that time. We also expect the Verizon Galaxy Tab S3 to be running Oreo update by the end of May 2018.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 update download

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
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 1 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

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.

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