Verizon brings OTA Marshmallow to OG Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Can you believe there are still so many respectable, relatively popular Android high-enders released in the past couple of years stuck with Lollipop, despite the successor of that OS flavor’s successor already gearing up for its first important maintenance update?
Well, it’s true, painful as it may be, though at least we can finally cross the original Samsung Galaxy Tab S off that shameful list. Technically, international variants in both 10.5 and 8.4-inch sizes jumped on the Marshmallow bandwagon last month, discrediting an ominous announcement from just a few days before, with Verizon’s LTE-enabled model now following 6.0 suit.
To be perfectly clear, we’re talking the larger Super AMOLED slate from 2014, which Big Red no longer sells, either directly or through Best Buy. Its high-res 10.5-inch display was one of the major selling points, alongside 3GB RAM, a hefty 7,900 mAh battery, and an exceptionally slender 6.6 mm profile.
It’s obviously wise to give up any official 7.0 Nougat makeover hopes, with Android build M today bringing plenty of exciting goodies to the table, including Google Now on Tap cards, Doze energy-saving functions, and app permissions “your way.” Look for software version “MMB29M.T807VVRU1CPG6” once updated, and remember to only download via Wi-Fi.