When it comes to rolling out monthly security updates, Samsung has set the benchmark high for other Android OEMs. The company’s update schedule has improved to such an extent that it is now rolling out the latest Android security patch to some of its devices even before Google officially published a related Android security bulletin. Look no further: The Galaxy S22 series has already picked up the May 2022 patches. Well, it doesn’t look like Samsung is shutting down anytime soon, as the Korean OEM has now started rolling out the May 2022 patch for the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup.
The Wi-Fi variants of the Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus and Tab S8 Ultra are now getting the new build with the version number. XX00XXU2AVD6, The size of the incremental update package is slightly over 500MB. Apart from increasing the security patch level, the new firmware also brings overall performance improvements.
Similarly, the 5G variant of the Galaxy Tab S8 is getting the May 2022 patch as the software version XX06BXXU2AVD6 ,XX06NKOU2AVD6 for Korean models). The update is currently available in Korea, Europe and several Asian countries.
Although not mentioned in the changelog, the new build enhances the built-in bootloader version. 1 To 2, As a result, end-users cannot downgrade and revert to the old build after installing this update on their Galaxy Tab S8 units.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the top flagship tablet for 2022, bringing its top of the line display and performance along with S Pen support and a host of productivity features at a sheer size for content creation and consumption.
As always, updates are being released in batches. You may have to wait a few days before the update notification pops up on your device. However, you can skip the waiting queue and install the new release right now on your Galaxy device by manually flashing it.
As of the writing of this article, Samsung’s mobile security portal has not been updated with the details of its May 2022 security bulletin.
Source: Samsung Update Server (1, 2, 3)