Samsung Rolls Out Android 14 to Galaxy Tab S8 Series

Samsung has started rolling out the stable Android 14 update to its flagship Galaxy Tab S8 series tablets. The update brings the latest Android 14 operating system and Samsung's custom One UI 6 interface to the Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus, and Tab S8 Ultra.

Galaxy Tab S8 series
Galaxy Tab S8 series

The update is currently rolling out in Europe with firmware versions X906BXXU5CWK7, X706BXXU5CWK7, and X806BXXU5CWK7 for the Tab S8 Ultra, Tab S8, and Tab S8 Plus respectively.

The update also includes the November 2023 Android security patch.

Here are the steps to check the firmware version on your Galaxy Tab S8 series device:

1. Open the Settings app on your Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra.

2. Scroll down and tap on ‘About tablet'.

3. On the About tablet screen, look for the ‘Software information' section.

4. In the Software information section, you will see the Android version and One UI version your device is currently running.

5. Just below that, you will see the ‘Build number' information. This is the firmware version currently installed on your device.

For example, if your build number is X906BXXU5CWK7, it indicates:

X906: Model number (Tab S8 Ultra)
B: Region code
XXU: Firmware code
5CWK7: Build version

So in this example, the running firmware version is X906BXXU5CWK7. Match this with the version mentioned in the update article to check if the latest update is already installed.

Android 14 and One UI 6 bring a host of new features and improvements to Samsung's tablets including enhanced multi-tasking and window controls, improved privacy controls, customizable home screens and lock screens, and various visual refreshments.

Users in Europe can manually check for the update by going into Settings > Software Update and tapping Download and Install. The update is expected to expand to more regions soon.

This makes the Galaxy Tab S8 series the latest flagship tablet lineup from Samsung to receive the Android 14 update after the Galaxy Tab S9 series. The update underscores Samsung's commitment to fast software updates for its premium devices.

Original Source: https://www.sammobile.com/news/galaxy-tab-s8-android-14-one-ui-6-update-released/

– Jim Miller