Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 getting Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update at AT&T

AT&T has just announced that it's now rolling out the long-awaited Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 tablet. The update is pushed FOTA (firmware over the air), so you'll be needing a Wi-Fi connection in order to upgrade your slate to Marshmallow.

Along with the announcement, AT&T also published a short changelog of the update, so if you have the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 from this particular U.S. carrier here are some of the new features that you'll get.

First of all, the update contains the September Security Maintenance Release, which means Samsung has taken care of all the bugs and issues that have been uncovered by both Google and its engineers, until last month.

Aside from that, Samsung also included NumberSync functionality, which enables users to take advantage of their tablet to make and receive voice and video calls, using their existing phone numbers. The great thing about this functionality is that it works even if you don't have your smartphone with you.

Obviously, all the new features and improvements implemented in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will be added via upgrade as well. It's also worth mentioning that this download is quite large (around 1GB), so make sure you have plenty of storage on your tablet.

Although AT&T confirmed the update is available beginning October 13, you should manually check for it by heading to Settings / General tab / About device / Software update / Check for updates.

source: AT&T

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Galaxy Tab S 10.5
  • Display 10.5" 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 7900 mAh



1. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

yup i got it for the uk version tho few days ago.its stable n smooth n a winner

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

A winner indeed wish i had one.

3. emcdonald75

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

How is it that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 gets Marshmallow, but the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet does not? I love my Galaxy Note 10.1 on T-Mobile, but it is now 3 years old and in that time, I have only received one Android OS update for it, and that was Android Lollipop. I have to buy an Apple iPad next time. Samsung really does not support their tablet line.

4. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I downloaded the firmware for the WiFi only model abouit a month ago. The only thing I don't like is, it is still using the same UI. Would have been nice if they used the same UI that is on the Note 7 or just used the 6.01 UI. Yes it is faster.

5. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

how was the experience so far from having this tablet? I wanna know cause I'm buying one for my relative

6. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

dnt get the 16gb not much space

7. abdouman

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 25, 2016

Caused a big conflict to the charging circuit. I had to downgrade. My SM-T805 was bought from The United Arab Emirates in 2015 .It had Android KitKat version was doing ok. And after updating to Lollipop it was ok. One week ago there was a notification of a new OS update and there was an obligatory firmware upgrade. After the obligatory upgrade the battery didn't charge if the tablet was powered off and charged only to 83% if the power was on. After going to Samsung maintenance they diagnosed that there was a problem with the USB which would cost me additional fees to fix. I was not convinced so I told them not to proceed. Going back home, I found that the maximum charging capacity decreased to 78% then to 74% so I took the decision to downgrade the firmware myself to the original version. After the downgrade the charging process went normal as it charges to 100% whether the device was turned on or off. I advice users of the same model not to risk going through this upgrade till Samsung fixes this issue.

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