A few days ago we reported that a number of Samsung Galaxy devices were going to miss out on Android Marshmallow update, among them the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Tab S.
However, as it seems, there might be some really good news awaiting those using the Galaxy Tab S tablet. Apparently, a user in Germany has received an Android Marshmallow update on a 10.5-inch LTE Galaxy Tab S with model number SM-T805. While the initial belief was that both the 8.4-inch model and this 10.5-inch model of the first-gen Galaxy Tab S will not be receiving the update, it seems Samsung has made such a huge U-turn.
Not like what you may have already seen with the likes of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5, the new Android Marshmallow update on the Galaxy Tab S is quite small at just 812MB. However, this doesn’t mean you will be missing out on any Marshmallow-based feature – everything is on board.
You will enjoy better control over apps permissions where you only choose to allow certain permission to be accessed by an app at a given time. The Doze mode is also available, meaning you get to save more battery life on your tablet. Things like Google Now on Tap and a redesigned App Drawer are also part of the new Android Marshmallow update.
In addition to coming in with the latest Android Marshmallow OS, the update also brings the most up to date security patch level from Google, which is dated July 1. This should come as a surprise since this is not actually the latest security patch available today, especially when it comes to Marshmallow devices.
If the update has not yet reached your device, there is room to check for its availability via the Settings of the Galaxy Tab S. While in there, find the “About device” option and tap on the “Software updates” option to start downloading Android Marshmallow on your tablet manually.