Samsung has been on a bona fide software updating spree of late, sending sweet Marshmallow treats over-the-air not only to 2015 flagship phones, but older and lower-end models too, as well as various jumbo-sized Galaxy Tabs.
Of course, we’d have all wished to see even more devices produced by the world’s largest mobile OEM treated to Android 6.0 makeovers before build N was detailed at Google I/O yesterday, but there’s still a lot we don’t know about… 7.0 (?), including its dessert alias and commercial rollout date.
At the end of the day, it’s sure nice to hear reports of the spring 2015-launched, mid-range Galaxy Tab A 9.7 receiving M love on the old continent, with at least Wi-Fi-limited variants (SM-T550) around the globe headed for silky smoothness very soon.
It’s perhaps needless to stress just how feature-packed this upgrade is, with major enhancements for security and privacy, battery life, general performance, contextual assistance, connectivity, and productivity.
The Galaxy Tab A 9.7, if you’re wondering, is essentially the lesser version of the Super AMOLED display-sporting Tab S2 9.7, which got its own OS promotion recently, setting you back a palatable $280 and up stateside, with 1.5GB RAM in tow, quad-core processing power, HD screen resolution, and a 6,000 mAh battery.
Just last week, a 2016 10.1-inch edition with Marshmallow pre-loaded quietly went official in Germany, though there’s still no word on a global expansion.