Samsung Tablet updates

Discussion in 'Samsung Tablet Discussions' started by socal droid, Nov 19, 2020 at 12:09 PM.

  1. socal droid

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    I have a pretty old (in tech years) Samsung Tab 4 tablet which has not been supported with updates in quite some time.

    1. Can I somehow manually update it with security patches?

    2. I assume Samsung provides updates to their tablets similar to their phones. Therefore, I believe it may be time for me to replace this device.

    3. Does anyone know how other tablet manufacturers support their devices?

    4. Anyone have a recommendation for my replacement ... please.

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    Hi there.. I'm thinking no more updates for this older tablet... SamMobile will have the latest firmware date for region...

    Hopefully someone here can recommend a good replacement. I saw Samsung had a new one recently but not following the reviews..
     
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    I think @cerisecons still uses Samsung tablets? Maybe not, but I thought I remembered a post recently about tablets. I switched from tablets to a Chromebook a few years ago and haven't been keeping up with who still makes Android tablets.

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    I started to look at the new iPad simply because they are fully supported with updates. They cost much more, which is holding me back from pulling the trigger and buy one.

    Would a Chrome book be a viable alternative??

    I have a Microsoft Surface Book, which detaches to a tablet .. the tablet portion is really too big.

    But good food for thought ... do I really need to replace the Samsung Tablet with another tablet or with something else???

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    That's a tough call. Many Chromebooks like mine fold over and can operate in tent mode or completely into tablet mode. But app support is still not as good as a traditional tablet. Not every Android app works on Chromebooks. So that's something to keep in mind. As much as I love Android, iPads are hard to beat when it comes to tablets...OS updates, apps work, app updates....

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