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.
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.
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|
Verizon Galaxy Tab S3 update timeline (SM-T827V)
|Date||Software version||Android OS||Changelog|
|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|
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.