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Samsung Leaks List of Tablets That Will be Updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

By Radu Iorga

A fresh leak reveals the list of Samsung phones and tablets that will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo over the next months. It comes courtesy of XDA Developers and we can’t quite confirm 100% all the names on that list, but they sure sound legit. We focused on the tablets of course.

Keep in mind these are devices presumed to receive the update, in light of a recently leaked Oreo beta build for the Note 8 and some XML resources that confirmed some units. The XML files are named after the codenames of the devices, which is a clear sign of what’s coming. Some of these devices are well within the two year software support period promised by Samsung, so the updates were expected.

Others are barely within the limit. Here’s what the list looks like, codenames and all:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T355 (gt58lte)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T380/T385 2017 (gta2s)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 SM-T580 (gtaxl)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 (gtactive2)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (gtesvelte)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825 (gts3)

I see much love for the Galaxy Tab A series and surprisingly no love for the still potent Galaxy Tab S2. Not even Galaxy S8 or Note 8 have Oreo right now, so we’re in for quite the wait. By summertime most of the leaked devices should have the latest Android, give or take one or two. Oreo brings Project Treble, Play Protect, picture in picture, notification badges and snooze, plus a few more basic features. Security updates should be included in their latest version.

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T-Mobile Updating Samsung Galaxy Tab E to Android 8.0 Oreo

By Radu Iorga

In the most shocking move of the week, as far as software updates go, T-Mobile has decided to update two rather modest devices to Android 8.0 Oreo. I’m talking about the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. Let’s see what the deal is.

These are both affordable models, priced at $200 or so, maybe even less. Interestingly, not even the Galaxy Note 8 and S8 have Android 8.0 Oreo, but these lower end units do. It’s also true that we don’t have a launch date for the software update, but I expect the software will come till the Spring. The Galaxy Tab E 8.0 was launched in January 2016 with Android 5.1.1 and got bumped up to 7.1.

The Galaxy Tab E 9.6 is even older, launched in July 2016 with Android 5.1 and also updated to Android 7.0. It sounds surprising for me to hear that a 1.5 GB RAM device gets Oreo. They are quad core Snapdragon machines and they also have 3G and WiFi versions. Oreo should bring features like notification badges, snooze for notifications, picture in picture mode, Google Play Protect and so much more.

Project Treble is also in the mix, although I doubt it’ll be useful for future updates in this case.

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Huawei MediaPad M4 Shows Up in a User Agent Profile; Brings Android Oreo and QHD Screen

By Claudiu Sima

Huawei MediaPad M4

It’s been a long time since the debut of Huawei’s latest tablet, but according to some info arrived online it seems that a new slate is coming soon. Mobielkopen.net discovered a new tablet (SHT-AL09) with QHD screen mentioned in a User Agent Profile right on Huawei’s website.

This product runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and apparently we might get even a Kirin 960 or a Kirin 970 processor inside. It’s looking like a flagship tablet already and we could get here a 8.4 inch screen, the same size as the previous model that is on sale as we speek.

Most likely the tablet will arrive with 4 or 6 GB RAM, stereo speakers, USB Type-C port and with a fingerprint scanner. We expect to see a thin metallic body and a special photo setup here. We’ll get to know more once TENAA certifies this device.

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Essential offers up an Android Oreo beta for the Essential Phone

By Darrell Etherington

Android smartphone maker Essential promised that it would be releasing an update to Android 8.0 Oreo for its devices soon, and now there’s a beta version of the update available through its developer portal. This is just a beta, as mentioned, but it’s broadly available for anyone interested enough in the Oreo update to try out pre-release software. Read More

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Android O is O-fficially launching August 21

By Ron Amadeo

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Google has revealed the launch date for the final version of Android O: August 21. Google will be livestreaming an unveiling event live from New York City at 2:40pm ET to coincide with the solar eclipse. There’s a new teaser site up at Android.com/eclipse, which counts down the time until the event. “Android O is touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse,” the site promises, “bringing some super (sweet) new powers!”

Android O (which we know will be version 8.0) is currently on its fourth developer preview, having originally launched in March. At the event we’re expecting Google to unveil the traditional snack-themed codename for the OS, finally revealing what the “O” in “Android O” stands for. It should also start pushing out OTA updates for at least the Pixel and Pixel XL, with updates for older Google devices happening the day of the event or shortly after.

Android O is not a mystery at this point. The OS brings a big revamp of the notification panel with a new layout, colors, and features like snoozing. Google is clamping down on background apps for more consistent performance and better battery life. There are new, updatable emoji, a faster startup time, an all new settings app, and lots of security enhancements, including the new “Google Play Protect” anti-malware branding. Most importantly, Android 8.0 brings Project Treble to new devices, a modularization of the OS away from the hardware. That initiative should make it easier to develop and roll out new Android updates.

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