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Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy Tab S3 could be here sooner than you thought

The long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Tab S3 could be right around the corner.

The Wi-Fi variant of the high-end Galaxy Tab S3 has been spotted on the Wi-Fi Alliance’s online database running Android 8.0 Oreo, which is usually one of the last port of calls an update makes before it starts making the rounds.

Image: Wi-Fi Alliance

We don’t know when the release will start rolling out, however. All we know is that it’s in the works and is set to bundle all of the changes included in the update that arrived on the Galaxy Note 8 last week, transporting a slew of new features.

As for what those features are, Android 8.0 Oreo is home to a number of new utilities, including support for Picture-in-Picture (PiP), notification channels and adaptive icons, as well as a refreshed version of Samsung’s Experience interface.

Related: Android 8.1 Oreo

The upgrade is also expected to bundle all of the patches included in this month’s Security Maintenance Release (SMR), developed to arm the unit with protection against unauthorised remote access attempts, among several other things.

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