This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (published on August 24, 2020) follows:

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 released with Android 8.1 Oreo pre-installed and has since then picked up the Android 9 Pie and Android 10 update. The latest Android 10 update brought Samsung’s One UI 2.1 skin to the device which offers a bunch of new features and improvements.

But like any other Android system update, the update was not made available in all regions at the same time. One such region is Canada. Galaxy Tab A 10.5 users in the country are still waiting for the OTA update to arrive on their devices.

Up until now, there was not much information shared by Samsung or by any mobile carrier in Canada surrounding the release of the One UI 2.1 update for the device. But that has now changed since TELUS has shed some light on the matter.


According to the Canadian carrier’s software update schedule, the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 will be receiving the Android 10 update on September 1. Therefore, if the carrier sticks to its plan, Galaxy Tab A 10.5 owners in Canada should get the Android 10 update by next week.


Unfortunately, other carriers such as Rogers and Fido have not yet updated their official software update schedules. But taking into account past trends, we expect to see other carriers release the Android 10 update for the device at roughly the same time.

Of course, we will continue tracking the situation and will post an update when other carriers in the country share more information regarding the Android 10 update for the Galaxy Tab A 10.5. Meanwhile, keep an eye out on our Samsung Android 10 update tracker to know when it arrives on your device.

Update 1 (August 31)

IST: 11:05 am: Previously, TELUS had confirmed that the Android 10 update for Galaxy Tab A 10.5 will be released on September 1 in Canada. The most recent development suggests that Rogers has also confirmed the same and will roll out the update alongside TELUS.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5_Android 10_Rogers

Update 2 (September 4)

IST: 01:55 pm: As expected, the Android 10 (One UI 2) update with firmware version T597WVLU2CTH2 has started rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 on all the unlocked and carrier-locked models on Fido, Videotron, Rogers, Telus, Virgin Mobile, Koodo Mobile, and Bell Mobile.

In a recent development, we have learned that the Fido Galaxy Tab A 8.4 Android 10 update will be rolled out on September 22.

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Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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