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 state of the Android tablet market in 2019 isn't a pretty one, so much so that Google has decided not to bother making any more of them, but this isn't stopping Samsung from plowing ahead with its latest release. The popularity of 7 and 8-inch tablets has likely declined because we're all using huge phones these days, which makes the announcement of a new Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0") all the more perplexing.
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.
The frequently-leakedGalaxy Tab S4 was finally announced a couple of hours ago, but that's not the only tablet Samsung took the wraps off of today. The more budget-oriented Galaxy Tab A line now has a 10.5" variant, making it a Tab S4 lookalike for (presumably) a lot less money.
About a week ago, images of the Galaxy Tab S4 were leaked, showing some interesting departures from its predecessor. The screen ratio reverted back to 16:10, and the physical home button was ditched. It looks like similar things are happening with the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018), which has just been leaked by Netherlands-based site NieuweMobiel.
Thanksgiving is coming up this month in the United States, which means retailers are prepping for Black Friday. Just about every major store will have steep discounts on items, but whether they are worth fighting crowds for is another question. Target's ad for Black Friday was recently released, and there are a few noteworthy deals for Google, Amazon, and Samsung products.
There aren't as many tablet options as there once were. Consumers don't buy tablets like they used to, but Samsung can still afford to dabble in Android slates on occasion. Today, it's reviving an old name for a new device. The new Galaxy Tab A is set to launch in a few days, and it clocks in at a reasonable $229.99. You won't get particularly powerful hardware for that price, though.
TWRP is the recovery of choice for most custom ROM users. You can flash ROMs, manage your files in a pinch, install custom themes, and backup/restore your whole device. TWRP is also incredibly portable, meaning it is easily ported to more devices. Five more phones and tablets are now receiving official TWRP builds, and three devices now have a unified build.
For those Barnes & Noble customers who thought the Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK 8" and the Galaxy Tab E NOOK 9.6" were too large or too expensive, there's now a smaller, cheaper Samsung NOOK tablet - the Galaxy Tab A NOOK 7".