Samsung has rolled out the Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Galaxy Tab Active 2. The tablet was initially launched with Android 7.1 Nougat operating system.
The update at the moment has been spotted in Italy and will probably be rolled out in more European countries in the coming weeks. It is also to be noted that only the LTE model is receiving the Oreo update and not the Wi-Fi variant.
The Galaxy Tab 2 Active Oreo update is based on Android 8.1 and comes with software version T395XXU3BRJ5. Surprisingly the update also includes the November Security Patch. If you don’t get any update notification, you can manually check for the update by going to the Settings > About phone > System update menu and click Download. Once the update is downloaded on your device, you have to reboot your device, post which the Android 8.1 Oreo update will be installed.
The update will bring in features like Smart Text Selection, Autofill, Picture-in-Picture Mode, Notification channels, snooze notifications and more to the tablet.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 has an 8-inch LCD (1280 x 800 pixel) display. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core Exynos 7880 processor, which is paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage which can be further boosted via a micro SD card. The tablet is backed up by a 4450 mAh battery and it has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. The device has an 8-megapixel autofocus camera that comes along with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. It features a physical home button, which doubles up as a fingerprint scanner.