Two hopefully separate events took place yesterday, which were a bit strange. First of all the public files of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Wi-Fi certification was removed. But later on the Android 8.0 certification for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T583 version) appeared online instead.
The model numbers Samsung SM-T835 and Samsung SM-T583 contain the same digits, only in different order, so naturally one could assume that there had only been a typo or mix-up along the way from the Wi-Fi Alliance. However, the data files of the two tablets are not fully 100% similar in other respects, so it still appears that the listing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 was removed, while by coincidence, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 was certified with Android 8.0 on the same day, telling us that the Oreo update will be released soon, on schedule.
Samsung showed us last month what Samsung tablets will receive the Android 8.0 update, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with model numbers ranging from SM-T580 to SM-T589 are on that list, which will include the sibling tablet with the integrated digitizer too, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with S Pen.
– Tom Bowen