Knowing the update is coming for 2 months and far too long waiting, Australian users are getting the Tab S4 Pie update.
The 1.4GB update brings a pile of updates to the Samsung UI, not just the OS update. The update list includes One UI update which is evolutionary over the previous version with smoother notifications, better settings access and a new UI for the phone and contacts. The Samsung keyboard has also seen an update.
The notifications shade has been updated and the app switcher has gone to a tiled look vs the slider previously utilised. This is the look that current generation tablets are using (e.g. the Tab S5E) and it’s great to see this come back to the Tab S4.
There is honestly a lot to like in the update. The UI in particular has really been improved, and my first impression is that it’s faster too. It feels almost like a new tablet with the interface update. Having had multiple phones on Pie since it was released, it’s very comfortable and familiar. Being blunt for a moment, users who’ve spent AU$800 and up on a tablet deserve better than waiting months for an update.
It’s finally here, so I’m going to enjoy it and probably not get my hopes up for an Android 10 update.