Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 could receive Android 7.0 Nougat update very soon

Last week a Galaxy Tab S2 running Android 7.0 Nougat was spotted in a benchmark database suggesting that Samsung might eventually offer those who own the tablet the option to upgrade to the latest version of the OS.

More recently, the Galaxy Tab S2 visited Wi-Fi Alliance, the organization that certifies Wi-Fi products. What makes this newsworthy is the fact that the slate certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance runs Android 7.0 Nougat.

There are six Galaxy Tab S2 variants that have been certified at Wi-Fi Alliance, all running Android 7.0 Nougat: SM-T817 (international), SM-T817P (Sprint), SM-T817R4 (U.S. Cellular), SM-T817A (AT&T), SM-T817W (Canada), SM-T817T (T-Mobile), and SM-T817V (Verizon Wireless).

Having received Wi-Fi certification, the Galaxy Tab S2 is now one stop closer to getting the long-awaited update. Sadly, Android 7.0 Nougat is likely to be the last major OS update the tablet gets from Samsung.

We're expecting the update to go live for unlocked units first, but, hopefully, carrier-branded versions will be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat soon after that.

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Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5870 mAh



1. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

How about updating the Note Pro 12.2 to Marshmallow? Or better yet skip straight to Nougat!

2. maverickc0214

Posts: 8; Member since: May 05, 2016

how about the the tab s series?

3. Dubs816

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

The original Tab S has already received two major OS updates. It won't receive Nougat.

4. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

If you are rooted you can install Lineage OS 14.1 which is based on Nougat 7.1.1. I just installed it on mine and it is running very smooth.

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