After Google, Samsung is known as the fastest Android 12 update provider for its devices. Not only Galaxy phones, but the company’s last year’s tablet lineup has also received the stable One UI 4.0 update, which is based on the Android 12 OS.
While the Korean tech giant is impressing consumers with the best software support, a China-based company – realme further proved why we should prefer Samsung. In a recent development, realme disclosed that its four months old tablet won’t be updated to the Android 12.
Q. Will realme Pad be updated to Android 12?
A. No, realme Pad will not be updated to Android 12, but will keep receiving security and performance updates throughout its software lifecycle.
As you can see in the phrases above, realme confirmed in a weekly FAQ post that the realme Pad will not get the Android 12 update. Meanwhile, the company will provide new security patches and performance updates throughout its software lifecycle.
Back in September 2021, realme launched the realme Pad pre-loaded with Android 11 OS. This mid-range tablet is equipped with MediaTek Helio G80 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, 10.4-inch LCD display with 2000×1200 pixel resolution, while the pricing starts at $190.
Undoubtedly, it’s shame to see, realme won’t bring any single Android OS upgrade to its tablet, even it’s just four months old in the market. If we talk about compatibility, its Helio G80 processor is not even two years old and capable of Android 12 OS.
Last month, Samsung released the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update to its flagship tablet lineup – Galaxy Tab S7 in various markets. To be mentioned, all Samsung devices including smartphones and tablets are eligible for two generations of Android updates.
At the same time, the Korean tech giant offers three major Android OS upgrades to its flagship Galaxy phones and tablets. While the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup is coming soon, it will also introduce three major OS support, at the same time, the recently launched Galaxy Tab A8 is also eligible for two.
Well, realme should provide at least an Android update to its realme Pad tablet for a bit of satisfaction for consumers. However, the company can deliver the big-screen focused Android 12L instead of 12. Anyways, Galaxy fans no need to worry as Samsung is rapidly extending its after-sales service!
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 188.8.131.52 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.
Don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones
It’s not possible for any smartphone maker to provide users with never-ending software support. With Android 13, various Galaxy devices ended major upgrade support, and the same case will happen with One UI 6 for some popular Samsung smartphones.
Preparation to deliver 2023’s Android version is already underway by Google. While Pixel users have started experiencing the Android 14 OS through the Beta Program, Samsung didn’t see that side. However, the company is running the One UI Beta Program, which started on August 10.
This year, popular Samsung flagships such as Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series won’t receive the One UI 6. Both lineups have finished their striking era of continuous software upgrades, still, an additional year of security patches is remaining.
Samsung has always remained the king of after-sales services to Galaxy consumers. Presently, the company provides up to four years of major OS upgrades, which will be extended further for the time being. It has also raised the bar of security updates to five years, letting consumers keep their phones longer.
Citing sadly, but don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones:
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip – LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note20
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Sizzling era ends at 5.1
Samsung delivered the One UI 5.1 upgrade to all flagship smartphones upgraded to the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. The new version means more new features, and there’s no exception with the One UI 5.1 software system.
Customization is at its peak level on the One UI 5.1 and the upgraded capabilities of Good Lock (and family) make you wow! Screenshots no longer collide with photos captured by the camera and creating a cutout of the object is as simple as copying a text!