Samsung released the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 last year with Android Lollipop on board. Now, the unlocked variants of this slate are reportedly receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update in Germany.
While there are many variants of the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, only the T815 version of the tablet is receiving the Android 6.0 update at this point. Model number T815 supports 4G LTE connectivity.
According to GSM Arena, after downloading and installing the firmware, the device should show the following software version: “T815XXU2BPD6.”
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update brings in features like Google Now On Tap, Doze Mode, changes to app permissions and quick settings, along with a truckload of new emojis. To top it off, Marshmallow-powered devices allow multiple user accounts, which makes it easier to share the slate with family members without having to bother about the personal data stored in the device.
As it turns out, the April security patch is also part of the Marshmallow update specific to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7.
In the meantime, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA update is also being rolled out to Samsung Galaxy S5 in Italy and Germany. The same update was received by the S5 units specific to home country South Korea in March, followed by Sri Lanka and India, GSM Arena noted.
In the case of Germany, model number SM-G900F is apparently receiving the firmware. Italy, on the other hand, is receiving the update for its unlocked S5 models. As the rollout is happening in full swing, it’s safe to assume that within a matter of weeks, U.S. variants will also receive the update.
Moving on to other Samsung devices, Verizon versions of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 started receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update yesterday. Upon downloading and installing the software package, the Edge+ and Note 5 should show the following software versions “MMB29K.G928VVRU2BPC2” and “MMB29K.N920VVRU2BPC2,” respectively.
Not to forget, this update has “Edge” display specific features as well.