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Galaxy Tab S3 Pie update and other news: Android 9 cleared to release

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May 29, 2019: Samsung will soon begin rolling out Android 9 Pie update to the Galaxy Tab S3. The slate has been cleared by the Wi-Fi Alliance to receive Pie, which could arrive by the end of June 2019.

Galaxy Tab S3 Android 9 Pie WFA certification

April 20, 2019: Samsung is rolling out a new Tab S3 update as software version T825XXU3BSD1. The update installs a new patch for April 2019 and is available for the LTE variant of the slate. The OS is still based on Android Oreo, although the Tab S3 is expected to get an update to Android Pie pretty soon.


Original article below:

Samsung launched the Tab S3 tablet in two variants, Wi-Fi 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 the current firmware, 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.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-T82011 Jan 2019T820XXU2BRL1Android 8.0December 2018 security patch
SM-T82014 Oct 2018T820XXU2BRG3Android 8.0August 2018 security update
SM-T82013 May 2018T820XXU1BRE2Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and April 2018 security patch
SM-T82006 Sep 2017T820XXU1AQI2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T82013 Jun 2017T820XXU1AQF3Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-T82021 Apr 2017T820XXU1AQDCAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T82011 Apr 2017T820XXU1AQD6Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T82028 Mar 2017T820XXU1AQC6Android 7.0March 2017 security patch
SM-T82026 Feb 2017T820XXU1AQBBAndroid 7.0February 2017 security patch
SM-T82515 Apr 2019T825XXU3BSD1Android 8.0April 2019 security patch
SM-T82526 Oct 2018T825XXU2BRJ1Android 8.0October 2018 security update
SM-T82513 May 2018T825XXU1BRE2Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and April 2018 security update
SM-T82501 May 2018T825JXU1ARC1Android 7.0April 2018 security patch
SM-T82519 Sep 2017T825JXU1AQI3Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T82506 Sep 2017T825XXU1AQI2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T82522 Jun 2017T825JXU1AQF2Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-T82514 Jun 2017T825UBU1AQF3Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-T82513 Jun 2017T825XXU1AQF3Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-T82526 Apr 2017T825JXU1AQD2Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T82524 Apr 2017T825UBU1AQDCAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T82521 Apr 2017T825XXU1AQDCAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T82521 Mar 2017T825JXU1AQC9Android 7.0March 2017 security patch

Verizon Galaxy Tab S3 update timeline (SM-T827V)

DateSoftware versionAndroid OSChangelog
30 Jan 2019T827VVRS2BSA2Android 8.0January 2019 security patch
25 Oct 2018T827VVRS2BRJ1Android 8.0October 2018 security update
14 Aug 2018T827VVRS2BRG2Android 8.0July 2018 security patch
01 June 2018T827VVRU1BRD4Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and April 2018 security patch
29 Jan 2018T827VVRS1ARA2Android 7.0January 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 August 2019
ModelCurrent OSAndroid 9 Pie update
SM-T820Android 8.0Expected in August 2019
SM-T825Android 8.0Expected in August 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 that the Galaxy Tab S3 will also receive its second major OS upgrade at around the same time in 2019. Samsung says the update will arrive somewhere in August 2019.

Related: Samsung Android 9 Pie update news

Galaxy Tab S3 Android 8.0 update

Released on 14 May 2018 in the UK

ModelLaunch OSCurrent OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo update
SM-T820Android 7.0Android 8.0Released on 14 May 2018
SM-T825Android 7.0Android 8.0Released 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.

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