Google announced its Android 9.0 back in August the year 2018, and Samsung has already updated most of its Galaxy devices with the Android Pie in rapid order.
The company is keeping up the pace this week as well by releasing the Android Pie upgrade for the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 of 2018, just a couple of days after the update was made available for the Galaxy Tab Active 2. The good news is that it’s not only tablets that are being upgraded from Android Oreo to Android Pie. Samsung has updated a few smartphones’ software systems as well, for instance, the Galaxy A9 Star and the Galaxy J7 of 2017.
Android Pie is the first significant update for the Galaxy Tab A 10.5. However, it is not the last. The modest mid-range device will sometime in the future get the newest Android currently existing, the Android Q, which is now released as a developer beta, and will launch later this summer. Along with the Galaxy Tab A 10.5, many other Samsung devices will get the Android Q.
The Android Pie implementation has already started in the United Kingdom for the LTE model, and the Wi-Fi version should not take long to receive it as well.
The update comes with the assumed optimizations regarding its new features and performance. However, it features the new One UI for quick access to essential data and more accessible one-hand function, a system-wide Night Mode, a Kids Mode quick switch, floating option for the Samsung Keyboard app, and many other features.
The changelog reports support for the Galaxy Buds and Gear IconX of 2018, but it’s not clear whether those functions were incompatible with the device from the beginning. The upgrade also comes with the June 2019 security patch.
If you own a Galaxy Tab A 10.5 in the United Kingdom, you can download the update over-the-air. To do this, go to ‘Settings’ on the tablet, open ‘Software update,’ and select the ‘Download updates manually’ option. Significant updates are released in stages, so you might want to ensure if the update is not accessible for you right now. If you want to download the update manually, download the Android 9.0 Pie from Sammobile.
Laura Modin has lived in Las Cruces her whole life. Laura has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The The Santa Fe New Mexican. As a journalist for News Lair, Laura covers national and international developments.