+ Friday May 24th, 2019

As the current flagship tablet for Samsung, the Galaxy Tab S4 is not only one of the best tablets on the market, but one of the most likely to be kept up to date throughout its useful life.

Earlier this month the rollout began in France, but there are now reports the update is in the wild in the US, and that typically means the update won’t be far away for Australian models, too.

Verizon in the ‘States has confirmed that their LTE variant of the Tab S4 is receiving Android Pie, and this comes on the back of WiFi models receiving the update too.

The update isn’t small, weighing in at around 1.5GB, and includes many things such as the new One UI, revamped notifications, changes to Bixby and much more. The US update, at least, includes the March 2019 security updates, but it might turn into April by the time it’s released in Australia.

If you’re using Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4, keep an eye out for updates because they surely won’t be too far away now.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Alexander eleveld
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Alexander eleveld

It is now 14th of May and im still waiting for Android 9 on my tab S4 LTE version when will it come out for The LTE version in Australia im seriously getting very annoyed, iv been checking every day since April

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I see Samsung have removed the mention of April for the P update on the Tab in their member’s app. I shouldn’t have gotten my hopes up. Easier to hide their failure – quick look over there – than meet a commitment.

Daniel Narbett
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Daniel Narbett

Will be looking out – my Tab S4 is a great device

Tibb So
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Tibb So

Sick of waiting for this, and mine’s a Vodafone unit so we know how long it will take for them to finish their delaying tactics before releasing it. June most likely.

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Dolgogi

Isn’t the Voda model XSA?

Tibb So
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Tibb So

There appears to be only a XSA model & a TEL model for Australia but I’d be pleasantly surprised if Vodafone didn’t find a way to insert their delaying practices into the update procedure somehow.

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