U.S. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 gets updated to Android 6.0

U.S. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 gets updated to Android 6.0
U.S. owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 will be happy to hear that an update containing Android 6.0 is on the way. The size of the update is 1GB, and users should make sure that their slate has a full battery before starting the updating process. Those with the cellular version of the tablet should make sure that they are on a Wi-Fi network before downloading and installing Marshmallow on their device. Users with the Wi-Fi only version don't have a choice.

The Android 6.0 update includes Doze. This feature kicks in when the tablet has been unused for a period of time, and shuts down all apps including those running in the background. This will increase standby time and battery life. Also included with the update is Google Now on Tap. The contextual search engine will find search results based on the content on the screen. And with Android 6.0, users can give permission to certain apps on a feature-by-feature basis.

The Samsung Galaxy S Tab comes in two screen sizes, 8-inch and 9.7-inch. Both Super AMOLED screens carry a resolution of 1536 x 2048, and both are powered by the Exynos 5433 SoC. The chipset contains an octa-core 1.9GHz CPU and the Mali-T760 MP6 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, and there is a 128GB capacity microSD slot available. There is a rear-facing 8MP camera, and a 2.1MP is in front for selfies and video chats. A 4000mAh battery keeps the lights on.

If you're a stateside Galaxy Tab S2, keep your eyes peeled for the notification telling you that Android 6.0 has arrived for your tablet.

source: AndroidAuthority

Related phones

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch
  • Display 8.0" 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 4000 mAh
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. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

My Samsung GALAXY Tab S2 WiFi (SM-T710) still waiting down in NZ

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung, I am so pissed you've already abandoned the original Tab S. It only recent got lollipop. The original Tab S is better than the latest one. The latest Tab S2 is just an iPad with Samsung name on the back. Stop being like Apple. We buy your products because we want better. The original Tab S is better. The 2560x1600 is better than the iPad present resolution and you dropped down to the? The tablet is only one model older. It should have been the first to get 6.0. Especially since the original Tab S costed more than the latest one.

3. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Whole-heartedly agree. Tab S is plenty capable of handling Marshmallow but Samsung clearly doesn't care. At least on an iPad there's consistent software updates. Samsung wants to be like Apple, but fails disgustingly when it comes to software updates.

4. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

I JUST broke my tab s2... f*ckin great

6. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

How ??? I mean mines got a Hairline crac in mine but still works fine

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1822; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Just installed it on mine last night. Went to bed with 44% battery life and woke up with 42%... Looks like marshmallow is doing it's job so far

7. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Tab S3 when?

8. tombcd

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Pity they forgot their previous generation flagship tablet - galaxy tab S.

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