Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is reportedly rolling out to the unlocked variants of Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 in the U.S. It is worth noting that Verizon has already updated its carrier-specific tablets with Marshmallow.
Samsung started rolling out the firmware in Germany to the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 variant in April. In May, the same update started rolling out to the smaller Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 in the U.K. It is worth noting that Verizon has already updated its carrier-specific tablets with Marshmallow.
The current roll out is apparently targeting both 8.0-inch and 9.7-inch unlocked models in the U.S., GSM Arena reported. The size of the downloadable file is quite big at 1GB. And hence, it is better to have a stable Wi-Fi connection and at least 50 percent of battery charge before trying to download and update the Tab S2.
Upon installing the Android 6.0.1 update, device users should see the following software version: XXU2CPD9. Either Tab S2 owners can wait for the notification to pop up, or the other way is to check for the update manually by navigating to Settings > About device > Software update.
Key Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow features include Doze Mode, Google Now On Tap, changes to app permissions system, app standby mode and a slew of improvements. Samsung-specific change like the ability to add images in S Memo has apparently been added.
Meanwhile, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is being rolled out to Samsung’s first-generation Galaxy A7 and the 2016 version of Galaxy A5 in Russia. Serbia and Turkey are receiving the OTA update for Galaxy A5 2016.
The firmware bundle is expected to be pushed to both A7 and A5 across the globe in the coming days. It is worth noting that the latest June security patch is also part of the software build, according to GSM Arena.
Furthermore, Samsung started pushing the latest OS very recently to Galaxy Tab A and Galaxy J7 2015 in Australia and Russia, respectively. These devices are expected to receive the firmware update across the globe very soon. To top it off, Galaxy A3 2016’s Marshmallow update is also imminent according to the updates made to the device manual.