Samsung had launched two variants of its premium tablet Galaxy Tab S2 last year. Both of these variants are essentially same except for the difference in the screen size. One of the variants sports a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD (1536 x 2048 pixels) display while the other variant features an 8-inch display of a similar nature and resolution.
Both the variants of the Galaxy Tab S2 have already received the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update in most of the European regions. Marshmallow rollout for the 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 commenced during April in Germany while the rollout for the 8-inch Galaxy Tab S2 started in May in the UK. Even in the US, many carrier specific versions of this premium tablet have received the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. Big carriers like Verizon have already rolled out the Marshmallow update for both the variants of the Tab S2 in the US.
Until now, the unlocked units of the Galaxy Tab S2 had to be contended with the old Android Lollipop. The owners of the unlocked version had been waiting for a while for the release of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update in the US. Well, they don’t need to wait anymore as Samsung has started rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for both the variants of the unlocked Galaxy Tab S2.
The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will bring a host of new features like Google Now on Tap, customizable App Permissions, App Standby, Doze Mode and many other cool new features to Galaxy Tab S2. Many of Samsung’s own apps like S Memo have been also updated.
The update is being rolled out over the air (OTA) and should reach you anytime soon. The update will upgrade the firmware version to XXU2CPD9. The OTA update file size is about 1GB, so we would advise you to download it over a stable WiFi connection and also remember to backup your important files because updating may sometimes inadvertently lead to wiping off data. Don’t worry if you haven’t received the OTA notification yet as it may still take some time to reach all the regions. In the meanwhile, you can also check for the update manually by navigating to Settings > About device > Software update.
Let us know if you have already received the update. Stay tuned.