It seems that Marshmallow OS is gaining ground, as currently, it’s installed on over 13 percent of total active Android devices. There are a lot of new smartphones that come preinstalled with Google’s latest firmware, while other current devices are waiting to receive the update. Besides smartphones, tablets are being updated as well, and AT&T is now rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 (T817A) is the new lucky device to get updated to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and AT&T subscribers who want to install it should connect to a wireless network, as the installation file is very big, weighing in at 1 GB. Also, it’s important to back up important data before installing the update, because everything will be lost during the process.
This new update comes with new features such as Doze – the battery saving app, Now on Tap – which provides cards with information based on what’s on the screen, and app permissions – users will decide which parts of the device an application will access. In addition to the new features, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for AT&T’s Galaxy Tab S2 brings the NumberSync function which allows users to access regular smartphone actions, such as voice and video calls.
After installing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on the Galaxy Tab S2 tablet, the new Baseband Version reads as T817AUCU2BPF2 and has the PF2 end. If users are not notified about the update in the next days, they should not panic, as Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is rolled over the air, in waves, and it will take a while until it will reach all devices. However, users can also manually install it by going to their devices’ Settings.
The Galaxy Tab S2 is available in two screen sizes: 8-inch and 9.7-inch, and if offers two variants of hardware configurations: Exynos 5433 chip with a quad-core 1.9 GHz CPU and quad-core 1.3 GHz CPU, or Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 chip with a quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 CPU and quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, backed by 3GB of RAM. The tablet is equipped with a microSD card slot for expanding the internal memory (32GB or 64GB) up to 256GB. On the back there’s a decent 8MP camera with autofocus, and on the front side is placed a 2.1MP selfie camera.