The Galaxy Tab Android Pie update is rolling out and that means Samsung tablet owners have a choice to make: Install the update right away or wait a few hours, days, or longer. Both have their benefits.
After a long wait, Samsung’s finally pushing Android Pie to its tablet line starting with the flagship Galaxy Tab S4. The update is currently rolling out in Europe and the United States, but we expect the software to start pushing to Galaxy Tab S4 models in other regions soon.
The update is currently pushing to the Wi-Fi-only and LTE models in the United States. The update requires a 1.4 GB download.
The Android Pie update is limited to the Galaxy Tab S4 right now, but the roll out will expand to other Galaxy Tab models in the weeks ahead. Owners of older models like the Galaxy Tab S3 have a pretty long wait ahead.
If you own a Galaxy Tab S4, you’ll want to keep an eye out for your update in April and May. We expect a flurry of updates in the near future. Once you get the prompt, you might be tempted to install the software right away.
Samsung’s version of Android Pie is packed to the brim with changes including the company’s new One user interface. The One UI looks a lot different than Samsung Experience and it brings some useful upgrades including a new Night Mode.
Android Pie also brings new emojis, a useful floating keyboard, security patches, enhancements, and bug fixes for lingering Android Oreo issues. It’s an important upgrade and most users should install it soon after it arrives.
With that said, there are also some reasons to consider holding out. The Galaxy Tab Pie update didn’t go through a beta and problems are starting to popup as the roll out grows. It’s difficult to predict what you might encounter so you’ll want to take your time with Pie.
Today we want to take you through the best reasons to install Android Pie on your Galaxy tablet and the best reasons to take a rain check.
Install Android Pie for Better Security
If you store sensitive data on your tablet and want to protect yourself from potential harm, think about installing Android Pie soon after it arrives for your Galaxy Tab model.
Samsung is still rolling out frequent security updates for some Galaxy Tab models and your Android Pie update brings the latest patches from Samsung and Google. These patches will help protect your privacy.
If you're interested in the contents of Samsung's latest security update, you can read more about the changes over on the company's website.
Android Pie also comes with some security enhancements including one called Lockdown Mode.
With Lockdown Mode enabled you can quickly disable Smart Lock, biometrics unlock, and notifications on the lock screen so that other users can't get into your tablet.