Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 Android 12 update is rolling out in Europe

European Samsung owners The Galaxy Tab A8 tablet is the first to experience Android 12. The update is now making its way to several countries in the region, but it will take much longer until a new version of the operating system, Android 13 becomes available for Galaxy Tab A8 users.

The update spotted by the folks at SamMobile would be available in these countries for now, but more will be added in the coming days: Austria, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Nordic countries, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Southeast, Spain, Switzerland, Baltic region, Czech Republic, Netherlands and United Kingdom.

If you are the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, you should check for the new firmware version X205XXU1BVI6which should upgrade your tablet’s software to Android 12. Additionally, One UI 4 will also be added, along with a new security patch, possibly in September 2022 (yet to be confirmed).

It’s worth mentioning that the report only mentions the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 as eligible for the Android 12 update, but it makes perfect sense that the Wi-Fi-only model will follow soon.

Introduced about a year ago, the Galaxy Tab A8 is one of Samsung’s affordable tablets. The fact that it is equipped with a Unisoc Tiger T618 chipset is unusual for Samsung’s line of tablets. other than that, specs are pretty standard for a budget slate.

To recap, the Galaxy Tab A8 has a large 10.5-inch TFT LCD screen with FHD resolution, an 8-megapixel main camera, 2/3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64/ 128 GB of storage (expandable via microSD). Furthermore, the tablet rocks a 5-megapixel selfie snapper and a large 7,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging.

Typically, the Galaxy Tab A8 sells for less than €250/$250, although you can find it much cheaper a year after its market debut.