Samsung's long overdue Android 10 update for the Galaxy Tab S6 contains a very nice surprise

Samsung's long overdue Android 10 update for the Galaxy Tab S6 contains a very nice surprise
While Samsung has undoubtedly done an outstanding job of spreading the Android 10 love across its high-end and even mid-range smartphone portfolio in recent months, the company didn't exactly rush to optimize and deploy this latest OS version to any of its moderately successful tablets.

That must have been especially frustrating for owners of the 2019-released Galaxy Tab S6, which comes with a state-of-the-art Snapdragon 855 processor under the hood at a list price of $650 and up. You might have expected a certain standard of software support in that price bracket, which was definitely not provided since the 10.5-inch slate made its commercial debut around seven months ago.

As promised all the way back in November 2019, the official Android 10 update is finally underway, at least in select European markets. For the time being, we only have confirmation from Germany as far as LTE-enabled variants are concerned, but if recent history is any indication, the rollout should rapidly expand across the old continent, as well as North America.

We're talking days or, at worst, a couple of weeks, and obviously, both Wi-Fi-only and cellular-capable units are set to make this long overdue jump from Android 9.0 Pie to OS build 10 pretty much at the same time. Naturally, the Android 10 update will have Samsung's proprietary One UI skin applied on top, and surprise, surprise, it seems the company is skipping over the 2.0 release to already deliver the One UI 2.1 goodie pack.

This is what the Galaxy S20 family of ultra-high-end handsets have had going on right off the bat, and according to Samsung's announcement a little over a week ago, the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series started receiving the update in late March. There was no word on a One UI 2.1 ETA for the Galaxy Tab S6, so this is definitely a pleasant surprise that might offset your frustration at having to wait so long for the Android 10 update.

Of course, the Galaxy Tab S6 doesn't come with the world's greatest cameras, which means it won't receive all those major photography improvements that the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 families are looking at. Still, the tablet will get a few neat features like Quick Share and Music Share in addition to all the stuff that makes Android 10 so great.
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