It is almost one month now since Verizon started rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet. However, as you can see, this is the carrier-locked variant of the device.
As for those who own the unlocked variant of the 8-inch and 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (Wi-Fi), the update did not come their way. But as it seems, the long wait is over. Samsung is finally rolling out the Marshmallow update to this device’s variants based on the United States.
If you have eagerly been waiting for this Marshmallow update to hit your tablet, the time is now. The update brings the usual features and improvements, among them the Google Now on Tap, Doze mode, Apps Standby, enhanced apps permissions and so on. Samsung will also be coming in with its own updates in addition to the Google-based updates, with the most notable one being the ability to add images to the S Memo.
Those using any of the unlocked 8-inch or 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 will receive firmware version T710XXU2CDPD, which is available for downloading as an OTA update. As usual, make sure you have a suitable internet connection before commencing the download. It is recommended that you connect your Tab S2 to the internet using a Wi-Fi connection.
In case you don’t see the OTA notification any soon, there is the option of checking for the availability of the update manually. This can be done via the Galaxy Tab S2’s Settings>About device>Software update>Update now. If this is too much hassle for you, there is always the option of sitting back and waiting for the OTA update to show up, which shouldn’t take long now that the company has confirmed the availability of the new firmware.
Just recently, Samsung also confirmed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates for the 2016 versions of Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7. However, the updates for these two have only been spotted in Europe, with the rest of the world release date still unknown. But since it is already up and running, just like with the case of Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, it shouldn’t be long before units around the globe receive the update.
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