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Original story (published on July 16, 2020) follows:

We don’t see quite as many tablets in the Android market today but players like Samsung never gave up on this market segment. In 2019, the company unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019).

This budget tablet packs quite the punch with modest specs that should get you through all the tasks you need a tablet for. It is powered by the Exynos 7904 chip and pairs that with 2/3GB of RAM, a 1200×1920 10.1-inch display and keeping the device alive is a 6150mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (2019)

As mentioned, this tablet was first unveiled back in 2019 and it ran Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s One UI out-of-the-box. The device has been receiving occasional security updates but Android 10 has proved elusive.

Unofficially, there are ways to get Android 10 running on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) using aftermarket firmware like LineageOS 17.1 but that requires a little bit of technical know-how.

Today, Samsung is finally rolling out Android 10 to the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 in various regions. This update has been reported for both the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Wi-Fi Only model (SM-T510) and the LTE model (SM-T515). Below is the update’s changelog.

Here’s what’s new.

Dark mode
– Enhanced image, text, and color adjustments for day and night environments.
– Darkened wallpapers, widgets, and alarms while Dark mode is on.

Icons and colors
– Clearer app icons and system colors.
– Improved layouts for titles and buttons to eliminate wasted screen space.

Smoother animations
– Enhanced animations with a playful touch.

Full-screen gestures
– Added new navigation gestures.

Refined interactions
– Navigate more comfortably on large screens with minimal finger movement.
– Easily focus on what matters with clearly highlighted buttons.

– High contrast keyboards and layouts for large text have been improved.
– Listen to live speech and display it as text.

Better text over wallpapers
– See text more clearly against wallpaper, as One UI 2 automatically adjusts font colors based on light and dark areas and color contrast in the image below.

Media and devices
– Replaced the SmartThings panel with the Media and Devices.
– Media: Control music and videos playing on your tablet as well as other devices.
– Devices: Check and control your SmartThings devices directly from the quick panel.

Device care
– The battery usage graph now provides more detailed information.

Digital wellbeing
– Set goals to keep your tablet usage in check.
– Use Focus mode to help avoid distractions from your tablet.
– Keep an eye on your kids with new parental controls.

– Added the ability to edit the modes that appear at the bottom of the screen.
– Provided a More tab so you can quickly access hidden modes from the preview screen.
– Improved the layout so you can focus on taking pictures without the settings getting in the way.

– Customize the quick menu to get instant access to the features you use the most.
– Get more information from the app bar.
– Install add-ons from the Galaxy Store to get even more features.

Samsung Contacts
– Added Trash feature for Contacts. Contacts that you delete will stay in the trash for 15 days before being deleted forever.

– Stickers can be added to a date without creating an event.
– Ringtones can be used for event alerts.

– More options are available for repeating reminders.
– Set location-based reminders for a specific period of time.
– Share reminders with your family group and other sharing groups.
– Set reminders for a specific date without an alert.

My Files
– Created a Trash feature so you can restore files if you delete something by mistake.
– Added more filters you can use while searching to help you find things quickly.
– You can now copy or move multiple files and folders to different destinations at the same time.

– Added speed and time units to the unit converter.

Connected car
– Android Auto is now preloaded.

– Added tips to help you get the most from your Galaxy.

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) Android 10
Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) Android 10 Changelog (Source)

This One UI 2.1 Android 10 update is rolling out to the Wi-Fi Only models in Italy and Korea. The LTE model of the Tab A 10.1 (2019) in India, Czech Republic (T-Mobile), Austria (T-Mobile), Iraq and Vietnam should also be getting this update.

If you own any of these variants of the Tab A 10.1 (2019), you might want to check for system updates as these are rolling out as OTA updates.

Update 1 (July 23)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) is now receiving the Android 10 update in Switzerland. Further, the update also brings the July security patch to the device. The software version for it is T510XXU3BTFN/T5100XM3BTFN and the OTA size is 1107.08 MB.

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Update 2 (September 15)

IST 11:10 am: Samsung has begun rolling out the Android 10 update alongside One UI 2.1 for the WiFi-only model of the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 in the US. The new update bears the build number BTFN and brings the July security patch to the device.


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