Back in 2017, the Galaxy S8 represented a big step in the evolution of Samsung's flagship S line-up, removing the home button and igniting the war on display bezels in the process. Four years later, it's still a great-looking phone, but it's sadly reached the end of the line when it comes to updates — Samsung has ended software support for both the S8 and S8+, as well as moving other older devices to a less regular update schedule.
It can be tough to find an Android tablet worth buying today. There's plenty of budget offerings from companies like Amazon, Lenovo, and even Walmart, but if you want the best of the bunch, Samsung is the brand for you. Today only, you can save up to 51% on a solid selection of its refurbished tablets at Woot.
Samsung started beta testing its Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update a few months ago, and ever since then it's been expanding to more test devices and locations. Now the company has released official details for when the final One UI 3 release is expected to start coming to many of its handsets in markets worldwide, giving Galaxy users an idea of when to expect the upgrade on their own phones.
Android 11 is on the horizon, but there are still plenty of phones and tablets that need an upgrade to Android 10. Samsung has been ramping up its rollout on tablets, as most versions of the Tab S5e and Tab S6 now have Android 10, and the company's cheaper tablets are next in line for the update.
The whole Android tablet craze never quite took off the way Google fans hoped, but that hasn't stopped a number of OEMs from sticking with the idea. Samsung has remained steadfast with its tablet strategy, kicking out new devices every year to give users some of the best Android tablet experiences available. Today, the mid-range Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 that came to the United States earlier this year is on sale for up to $100 off at Amazon.
Like most everybody else, Samsung is kicking off the holiday sales a little early with numerous deals on its popular phones, wearables, and other electronic gadgets. The trade-in promotion on the Galaxy S10 and Note10 are especially nice as long as the phone you're trading is relatively new. More Samsung deals are available from Walmart, Costco, and Best Buy.
Samsung makes a lot of budget tablets, and the Tab A series sits squarely between the low-end junk and the high-end models (like the Tab S5e and S6). Now you can get the 128GB version of the 2019 Tab A 10.1 for just $250, a $50 discount from the previous Amazon price and $80 below what Samsung sells it for.
Samsung has announced a few new tablets this year, but so far, none of them have come to the United States. If you've been waiting with bated breath to buy a mid-range Android tablet (surely there are at least one or two of you out there!), the Galaxy Tab S5e and 2019 Tab A 10.1 are coming to 'Murica on April 26th.
We all want companies to provide monthly security updates for our devices, but there comes a time when new phones take precedence over older models. Today is one of those difficult times. Samsung has updated its security update page with a few significant changes. The biggest losers are the S7, S7 Edge, and Tab S3 9.7, while newly-released models take their rightful place in the table.
Samsung announced a new budget(-ish) tablet yesterday, the $400 Galaxy Tab S5e. If you're looking for something a bit cheaper, and you live in Germany, don't worry. Samsung Germany revealed another upcoming tablet yesterday — the 2019 Galaxy Tab A 10.1.