In the early days of Android, Google created a special version of Android called Honeycomb that was intended for larger screen devices, like tablets. Google later essentially unified all their Android versions so regardless of what device you’re using, the experience will be more or less the same.
That changed earlier this year when Google created Android 12L that offered a more optimized experience for tablet and foldables, and the good news is that if you’re the owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, it looks like Samsung has started to push out the Android 12L update for the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup over in Europe and South Korea.
The rollout to the Tab S8 makes it the second Samsung device to use Android 12L. The first was the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 which was announced earlier this month, making it the first Samsung foldable to ship with that particular version of Android.
While we’re sure Tab S8 owners would much prefer the Android 13 update, the update to Android 12L is still a huge win. This is because like we said, Android 12L was created with larger screen devices in mind, like tablets, and offers up a better multitasking experience that takes advantage of the larger display.
The update is being rolled out in Europe and South Korea, but we imagine that it shouldn’t be too long before it finds its way to other parts of the world.