It’s been a long time coming, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is finally getting its Android 8.0 Oreo update in the U.S. Months after the Galaxy S9 launched on Oreo and the last-gen phones also received the update, Samsung’s near-forgotten big tablet now has the latest software the company has to offer.
The update clocks in at 1.23GB, which is pretty large, and includes both Android 8.0 Oreo as a base and of course the latest Samsung Experience 9.0 updates on top to fall in line with the Galaxy S9 and Note 8. I’m currently installing the update and will relay any notable changes to the experience, but considering how the previous software was basically a scaled-up version of what the Note 8’s launch software offered, I expect the same to be true here again.
The Galaxy Tab S3 may be getting a little old at this point, but given the relative stagnation of the Android tablet market it’s still our top pick for the segment. If you need to have a large-screened tablet that can handle keyboard input, take a look around and see if you can find one on a discount.