This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on August 15, 2020) follows:
Android 11 is right around the corner and if everything goes according to plan, we should see the official launch in the next month or so. Android OEMs have also been hard at work, developing and testing their skinned versions of Android 11; OnePlus with its OxygenOS 11, Samsung with One UI 3.0 and so on.
Even as that happens, there are still a number of Samsung devices that are yet to bag the much-awaited update to Android 10. In the past few weeks, we have seen Samsung doubling down and rolling out Android 10-based One UI 2 to a number of devices that have been pending like the Galaxy J4 and Galaxy M10 with even more devices set to get updated soon.
Back in mid-July, we saw Samsung begin rolling out Android 10-based One UI 2 to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0. That was quickly followed by a rollout of the same build to users of the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 in the U.S and Canada.
Almost a month since Samsung started rolling out Android 10 to the Tab A 8.0, Verizon is today pushing out this update to the devices on its network. Like the Android 10 update to other Tab A 8.0, this too brings One UI 2 and most of the features that the skin comes with.
The update which bears a Software version number QP1A.190711.020.T387VVRU2CTG9 comes with the latest August 2020 Android security patch baked in. Also baked in are Android 10 features like Live Transcribe, improved Gestures and Camera user experience, and Focus Mode. Night Mode has also been renamed to Dark Mode.
With this rollout, the Verizon Galaxy Tab A 8.0 joins the ever-growing list of Samsung devices that have bagged an update to Android 10. We have a dedicated tracker to keep tabs on the rollout of Android 10 to Samsung devices.
Having been launched in 2019 with Android 9 Pie, the Tab A 8.0 still has one more major Android update in line and as such, is in line for an update to Android 11-based One UI 3.0.
Update 1 (August 28)
AT&T has now started rolling out a new software update for the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 model number T387AA. For some reason AT&T has released the Android 10-based update alongside One UI 2.1 with the July security patch instead of the August patch. The update comes with build number CTH2 and weighs a hefty 1.2GB in size.
We shall continue to keep tabs on this rollout and update as and when we get more details. Stay tuned for more on that.
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