We hardly write about tablets here on Android Kenya, but given how big this news is, we had to share with you guys.
Owners of Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 tablets in the country can finally switch to the new and revamped One UI user interface that is based on Android 9 Pie. It’s been several weeks since the first Tab S4 device got the Pie update in Europe, but the OTA arriving these sides this late isn’t new at all.
The slate has been in the country since last year running Oreo 8.1 out of the box. With the update to Pie, users should get features like Night mode that makes the whole interface cooler and easy on your eyes and further helps improve the battery life.
Even better is the included Adaptive battery and adaptive brightness optimization tools that further improve the battery life. The One UI update also includes improved notification management, adds new emojis to the pre-installed keyboard and a floating keyboard in all apps, reorganizes menus for easier access to settings, improves DeX, and more.
You can find the full changelog here.
The update is arriving as version T835JXU2BSD2 and besides Pie and One UI, you also get a newer Android security patch level dated March 2019, just in time for June 2019 security patches. This rollout is targeting the LTE variant of the device with model number SM-T835, but the Wi-Fi only variant (SM-T830) has yet to receive Pie.
We will update this post when Pie is released for the Wi-Fi only model.
Note that it’s over a week since Samsung updated its software update page, so most units should have received the download notification by now. If not, connect your Tab S4 to a stable Wi-Fi network and check for the update manually in the Settings menu.