Android 14 now available for Galaxy Tab S9 series in the US

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A few days back, Samsung released the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update for the Galaxy Tab S9 series in Europe. The big update is now available for the flagship tablets in the US too. The company has bundled the November security patch with One UI 6.0.

Galaxy Tab S9 gets Android 14 in the US

Samsung’s Android 14 update for the Galaxy Tab S9, Galaxy Tab S9+, and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra comes with the firmware build number BWK6 (last four characters) in the US. Both Wi-Fi and cellular (5G) variants appear to be picking up the new Android version stateside. The update is rolling out in batches but should reach all eligible units over the next few days.


The new firmware release for the Galaxy Tab S9 trio brings all the goodies that are part and parcel of Android 14. Additionally, Samsung is pushing a bunch of new camera features, editing tools, improved system animations, revamped notification panel, redesigned Quick Settings layout, and many more changes and improvements through One UI 6.0.

On top of this, the update brings the November security patch. The latest SMR (Security Maintenance Release) from Samsung contains fixes for more than 60 security issues. Among those are 50-odd Android patches coming from Google, which has labeled four vulnerabilities as “critical.” The rest are Galaxy-specific vulnerabilities affecting various system apps, services, and components.

If you are using a Galaxy Tab S9 model in the US, all of these new features and security enhancements will reach you shortly. You can check for updates from the Software update menu in the Settings app. Tap on Download and Install to see if you have an update pending download. If not, wait a few more days and repeat the steps. The OTA (over-the-air) file for Android 14 weighs multiple GBs.

The Galaxy Tab S8 will get the update but not the Galaxy Tab S7

Android 14 and One UI 6.0 will also be available to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 series. However, the Galaxy Tab S7 lineup won’t get the update. The 2020 flagship tablets miss out on the big update because they arrived with Android 10 onboard and have been updated to Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13.

The Galaxy Tab S7 FE, on the other hand, debuted in 2021 running Android 11 out of the box. It is eligible for Android 14. Samsung plans to update the device to the new Android version before the end of the year. We will let you know when the rollout begins.