A couple of moments back, Verizon has started seeding out the Android 10 operating system update alongside the August 2020 Security Patch update. The device is receiving the August 2020 update by skipping the both June & July 2020 Security Patch updates. The update is bumping on QP1A.190711.020.T387VVRU2CTG9 build number and it’s rolling out limitedly.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0) receiving Android 10 update

According to the release note, the update features a bunch of new features, August 2020 Patch, bug fixes for known issues, improvements, and a few more optimizations. Hence, the performance and stability of this smartphone will be increased after this update.

What’s new?

Moving to the update changelog, it brings the latest available Android (10) version. The new features included in this update are  Live Transcribe, Camera user experience, Focus Mode,  improved Gestures, and more. Previously, it is used to display the dark mode as night mode, it has been changed. Additionally, it also comes with Samsung Daily which replaced the Bixby Home. To use that, you can swipe your home screen to the right and quickly find your related stuff.

Moreover, the Focus mode features have been added. You can easily turn on the focus mode by simply giving a single tap to pause the selected apps. Apart from these, Sound Amplifier, Live Transcribe and a few more features were also included. A sample of the new features copy is dropped below.

Update Key Details

  • Device Name:¬†Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0)
  • Carrier: Verizon
  • Android Version: 10
  • Firmware version: QP1A.190711.020.T387VVRU2CTG9
  • Security Patch Level: August 2020

How to update?

  • At first, unlock your device and head to Settings.
  • Now, navigate Software updates and check for the updates

In case, if the Android 10 update is available then install it immediately for a new software experience. Otherwise, you need to wait for a few days to experience the update.


  • Make sure to maintain at least 60% of charging before updating.
  • Switch over to a WiFi network to avoid carrier data charges.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0) Specifications

It was landed back in 2019 by featuring an 8.0-inch display with 800 x 1280 pixels of resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, and 189 PPI density. In terms of camera, the device houses an 8-MP rear camera and a 2-MP single front-facing camera. The device is coupled with Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (12 nm) Chipset and 2GB RAM, 32 GB storage.

Galaxy Tab A (8.0) packs with Android v9.0 (Pie) and a huge 5,100 mAh battery. The device weighs nearly 345 grams and measures 210 x 124.4 x 8 mm. In price, it costs around $415.65 and is available for purchase in Silver Gray and Carbon Black color options.

Related: Verizon Nokia 3 V picks July 2020 Security Patch update.


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