Android 11 is rolling out to Galaxy Tab A with S Pen

Android 11 is rolling out to Galaxy Tab A with S Pen


Samsung has started to deploy Android 11 for its Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) with S Pen. Users in Chile and the Philippines are among the first users to receive the update. However, other device owners around the world are expected to receive the latest version of Android in the coming weeks.

The firmware version is P205DXU5CUE3, and it also includes One UI Core 3.1 for a repackaged user experience. The new version of the Samsung UI makes some changes to the menus, adds Google Discover to the Home screen, and offers many new features for video calls. The One UI Core 3.1 also brings new features and improvements to the device’s camera.

The update package weighs 1.6 GB. Additionally, the May 2021 security patch will install on your device after the update.

Other changes and improvements include one-time permissions, chat bubbles, automatic permissions reset, and a new design for the Device Care page. Some improvements for the original apps, the Internet and the Samsung keyboard, parental controls and digital well-being are also included in the package.

If you own a Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019), you probably have to face the fact that this is the last update to be released for this device. Samsung has already deployed Android 10 with One UI Core 2.0, and Android 11 is the last.

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) starts receiving Android 11

Performance improvements usually accompany Samsung updates for its devices. In this update, Samsung claims to have improved the performance of the Galaxy Tab A With S Pen. This improvement occurs by restricting background activities and improving dynamic memory allocation.

Also, in the new update some features and disabled, and Samsung didn’t mention any reason. Disabled features are connecting to Chromecast via Smart View, file sharing via Wi-Fi Direct, and accessing files from SD card directly via Dual Messenger apps.

To date, Samsung has released the Android 11 update for many of its devices. We do not yet know which other devices are in the queue to receive the update. Of course, it’s obvious that high-end and flagship devices have a better chance of receiving future updates.

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