We've seen how recently Samsung Tablets S6, S5e, and S4 got the latest iteration of Samsung's software Android 10 with One U.I 2.1. Now, news reports indicates that Samsung is rolling out its latest Android version to its budget tier tablets - particularly the 2019 models - Tab A 8.0 and Tab A 10.1. However, what is unclear is if these models will be receiving the One U.I 2.1 or not. The update is limited to the LTE variants of these devices in which the software build comes in version P205DXU5BTFB for the Tab A 8.0, while the Tab 10.1 is getting the new software build T515XXU4BTFK. Both releases also brings right on track the July 2020 security patches. For the WiFi variants, users are to patiently anticipate, as the update may come to them in coming days. But if you have the LTE models, you can manually check for the new software by heading to Settings > Software update > then select Download and install. And If the update isn't available after checking, you might need to wait and check back a few days later.
Users of the tab S4 should be getting the new software update in a few days or any moment from now, however the update which comes as version T835XXU4CTF5 is only for the Galaxy Tab S4 LTE version and is rolling out only to users in Europe. The Android 10 update brings along an improved Dark Mode, clearer app icons and system colours, smoother animations, and new full-screen navigation gestures to the Galaxy Tab S4. The new firmware also includes other features like Music Share, Quick Share, a newer Gallery app, digital wellbeing and Samsung Daily which replaces Bixby Home. The tab would now also have improved layout for titles and buttons as well as the camera, better text over wallpapers, and a redesigned Device Care section. System apps such as Calculator, Calendar, Contacts, My Files, Reminders, Samsung Internet, and Samsung Keyboard have all received new features and design. The SmartThings panel has been replaced with Media and Devices in the Quick Settings area. Along with the One UI 2 Update comes also the standard security patches. You can click to view the detailed changelog of the update. Users in Europe will receive a notification prompt in a few days otherwise, you can check for the update manually in your tab settings > Software Update menu and have a go at the installation.
Google has decided to abandon its dessert naming of its operating system. The next version will simply be called Android 10, nothing more. We all know the previous Android OS were called Gingerbread, Honey, Cupcake, Oreo, Pie etc. and some of us have been wondering what dessert name would be given the next Android OS. Well, it seems from now, there would be no more sugary names. Google stated that the reason is because they realized that some people were unfamiliar with and couldn’t comprehend the naming convention, hence they decided to give a more relatable and universal name starting from Android Q. Although if you think of it, no dessert actually begins with the alphabet Q, so it seems Google ran out of dessert names for its OS. And that’s not all, Google has redesigned the Android logo as well as the robot mascot. In the logo, Android is now written in black. Google says it is for accessibility reasons, as the green colour was hard to read, especially by the visually impaired. The mascot now has a lighter green colour and has been decapitated, so we have just the head. Users will start to see these changes with the new Android 10 Q operating system.