Samsung has started rolling out the Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy Tab S4 in the United States, bringing its new One UI into the mix.
The thing is, not all models are getting it.
Galaxy Tab S4 Gets A Slice Of Android Pie
Recently, Samsung launched the latest Android version for the international model of the Galaxy Tab S4. Now the U.S. Wi-Fi model, aka SM-T830, is getting the same treatment. However, the LTE variant isn't getting it just yet, it seems. It should receive the update soon enough, though.
As for the new update, it has the build number T830XXU2BSD1 and weighs about 1.5 GB. At that, make sure there's enough storage space before downloading.
To check whether Android 9 Pie is already available or not, just head on over to Settings > System updates and then tap on "Check for system update."
What's New In Android Pie?
Samsung has outlined all the features and such in a document online. There's a lot going on here, but arguably the most notable change is the new One UI. For the uninitiated, it succeeds the Samsung Experience and TouchWiz interfaces, and it was designed to be more optimized and streamlined.
Other changes include improvements for the company's virtual assistant Bixby and Samsung DeX. The Samsung Keyboard app is also getting the new Unicode 11.0 emojis, among other things, and the Camera app now has the new Scene optimizer feature that automatically adjusts the color settings depending on the scene.
Other Galaxy Tablets
As for the older Galaxy Tab models, Android 9 Pie is expected to arrive for the Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 sometime in August. Others say it'll be in September, but that's not set in stone either. The takeaway here is that there's no solid launch date yet.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy Tab A (2017) and Galaxy Tab A 10.5 are said to receive the update in October.
It's also worth mentioning that the South Korean brand kicked off its Android 9 Pie rollout back in January in the United States with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. The Galaxy Note 9 soon started receiving the update, followed by the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8 in March.