Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 Android 11 Update with One UI 3.1
The official news in town is that the Verizon units of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 have received the major Android 11 update with One UI 3.1.
The news will certainly end the wait of this device’s Verizon users because the Telus users in Canada received the Android 11 update with One UI 3.1 for the same device last month.
The details of the update as per the official Verizon site are –
- Release date: 01/07/2021
- Android™ Security Patch Level: June 2021
- Software version: RP1A.200720.012.T307USQU5CUE7
What’s changing (Other improvements):
- This software update brings the latest Android OS 11, with new features including One UI 3.1 and Quick Share enhancements.
- The latest Android security patch is also included in this update.
- The new One UI 3.1 improves user interaction for Quick Panel, Toolbars, Notifications, Settings, and more.
- Enhancements to Quick Share for easily sharing files to other Android devices.
This Android 11 update with One UI 3.1 for the Verizon units of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 has been released on the 1st of July, 2021. But the device originally started receiving this major update in June 2021.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 was released with an Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box in March 2020 in the US.
It received its first major OS update with Android 10 in September 2020 and initially started receiving the major Android 11 update with One UI 3.1 in June 2021.
And now, the Verizon units have started receiving it in the first week of July 2021.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) comes with an 8.4-inch Color IPS LCD screen. It consists of an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. It has a 1.8 GHz Octa-Core processor with a Samsung Exynos 7904 chipset. The available RAM is 3 GB for this device and the storage space available is 64 GB. It comes with a battery size of 5100 mAh and an Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.
How long did Samsung take for the update?
|Android OS||Update||Release Date/Status||Estimated Months|
|Android 9 Pie||Out-of-the-box||March 2020||Nil|
|Android 10||First OS update||September 2020||12 months|
|Android 11||Second/Last OS update||June 2021||9 months|
How long will it get updates?
As mentioned earlier, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) was released with an Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. It received its first major OS update with Android 10 in September 2020. It initially received its second major OS update with Android 11 based One UI 3.1 in June 2021.
Since it has received two major OS updates, the chances of a third major OS update with Android 12 are unlikely.
It will probably continue to receive Security updates but it may also be concluded that it is NOT in line with the upcoming Android 12 update list and this is the last major OS update on this device.
Android 9 out-of-the-box || First Update>>Android 10 || Second Update>>Android 11 [Last update]
How to update Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (Verizon Units) to Android 11?
There are different methods/instructions on the official Verizon website post for the Android 11 update with One UI 3.1 of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4. The most convenient one is probably the User-Initiated Software Update.
Now, the update is being rolled out for the Verizon units of the Galaxy Tab A 8.4 and once you receive the update on your Samsung device, you will get a notification of the same.
Then, you can head over to Settings >> About Phone >> Software Update section to update your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (Verizon units) to Android 11.
More on Samsung from us
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Series Android Security Update [July 2021 Android Security Patches in the Czech Republic]
- Samsung Galaxy M10s Android 11 update based on OneUI 3.1
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0  Android 11 update
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Android 11 update with One UI 3.1 out in Thailand
- Samsung Galaxy A20 Android 11 update with One UI 3.1 rolls out in India
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Series latest update in the US, India
- Samsung Galaxy A51 Android 11 update rolling-out in the US [unlocked version]
- Samsung Galaxy A30s, A20 Android 11 update starts rolling out
For more Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 Android updates please download our Android App – Available on the Play Store