Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 get updated to Android 10 with One UI 2.1
One UI 2.1 is the latest iteration of Samsung’s custom skin on top of Android 10, which has recently been rolled out to the Galaxy Tab S4 and the Galaxy Tab S5e. After servicing the premium segment, the company is now bringing Android 10 to its budget tier tablets. Both the 8-inch and the 10.1-inch models of the Galaxy Tab A (2019) lineup have picked up the Android 10 update in different regions, although the One UI 2.1 layer found in these devices might lack a few ‘premium’ features.
Galaxy Tab A 8.0
The global LTE variant of the 8″ Galaxy Tab A 2019 (model number SM-T295) has received the One UI 2.1 update in the XEV region, which is the code used by Samsung to denote Vietnam. The build number of the new firmware is T295XXU3BTFE, and it bumps the Android security patch level (SPL) to July 2020. The current update is not compatible with other regional models (SM-T295C/T295N/T297) or the Wi-Fi only variant (SM-T290) of this tablet.
There is another SKU of the 8-inch 2019 Galaxy Tab A that comes with the S Pen. Its LTE variant (model number SM-P205) has also received the stable Android 10/One UI 2.1 update with July 2020 security patches. At the time of reporting, the OTA with build number P205DXU5BTFB is rolling out in the Philippines. The update delivery process is expected to be scaled up in the coming weeks.
Galaxy Tab A 10.1
The Exynos 7904-powered Galaxy Tab A 10.1 was launched back in February 2019 with Android Pie onboard. The LTE variant of the tablet (model number SM-T515) is now getting its first major Android OS update in the form of software version T515XXU4BTFK. The OTA is available only in Italy as of now. Once again, the Wi-Fi only variant is excluded from the initial rollout.