The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 lineup, which includes the standard Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, is reportedly getting the tablet-centric Android 12L operating system soon. Notably, the recently launched Galaxy Fold 4 smartphone was the first Samsung device to run on this operating system. The new Galaxy Tab S8 lineup update has reportedly started rolling out in Europe and South Korea. It would be available for Wi-Fi only and 5G variants of these tablets.
According to a report from Sammobile, the new Android 12L is rolling out in Europe and South Korea for the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. These Samsung tablet models would receive the Android 12L versions X70xBXXU2AVH2, X80xBXXU2AVH5 and X90xBXXU2AVH2 respectively.
This update would include the August 2022 Android security patch. According to the report, the new taskbar functionality can allow users to easily switch and launch apps, including the ability to launch app pairs. applications in split-screen mode without using DeX mode.
Additionally, a two-finger gesture has been added to switch between full-screen and split-screen modes. Applications can also be opened in floating window mode, the report mentions. The update is said to bring a feature for Galaxy Tab S8 users to extract text from images. This feature would currently support English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.
The report also mentions that smart actions will now appear alongside text, such as dialing a phone number from a photo on a business card. Improvements are also said to have been made to the My Files app and Samsung’s internet browser.