Google introduced multi-user support with Android 4.2, but Samsung has yet to introduce the feature to its own line of tablets. Now, Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch and 10.1-inch models, which both run Android 4.2.2 out of the box, will get multiple user account support with a new software update. SamMobile was the first to report the news after receiving screenshots from an anonymous source.
It’s also possible that the incoming update for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 tablets could bring additional new features, but just adding multi-user support is a big step forward. Google recently showcased an updated version of the feature on Android 4.3, which lets users set parental controls on their child’s individual account. Considering the company’s continued emphasis on running multiple accounts through one device, it makes sense that Samsung is finally catching up.
Samsung unveiled the 8 and 10.1-inch Galax Tab 3 devices at a press event back in June. The smaller Android slate comes equipped with a 1280 x 800-pixel display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4,450 mAh battery, 1.5GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of expandable memory, and a 5-megapixel camera. The larger model boasts a 1280 x 800-pixel display, a 6800mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of expandable memory, a 3-megapixel rear camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter.