Android Marshmallow Update: Samsung Galaxy Tab S, AT&T Galaxy S5 Active Receive New Firmware

The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update recently arrived for Samsung Galaxy Tab S models, as well as for the AT&T variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.

According to reports from Sam Mobile, Samsung Mobile Netherlands previously revealed on Facebook that Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE and Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE in Europe won’t be getting the Marshmallow firmware. But it seems like there was a change of mind since the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is now available for these first-generation Galaxy Tab S tablets in Germany.

Specifically, the update currently rolling out is compatible with Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE, which bears the model number SM-T805 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 SM-T705. To verify the Android slate’s model number, head to the phone’s Settings menu and then go to About Device, where important information about the tablet is listed.

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update Released
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The changelog for the 812MB Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, as reported by Sam Mobile, noted that the latest firmware also brings in “greater control over app permissions,” improved battery life, via the Doze mode, and redesigned App Drawer. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.1 LTE owners should also expect bug fixes and stability improvements upon getting the firmware update.

Aside from these Samsung Galaxy tablets, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is now available for AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. The latest update does not only bring the Marshmallow OS, but it also contains security enhancements and new features, namely Wi-Fi Calling and Video Calling, GSM Arena reported.

Samsung’s Active variant is the rugged and extra-durable version of the main flagship model, making it perfect for sports, adventures, and outdoor use. Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, released in 2015, has IP68 certification which proves it is dust- and water-resistant up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes.

Those interested in getting the Marshmallow update should take note of the following instruction from AT&T support.

“In order to receive this software update, your device must be on current baseband version ending in PB1, PB3, or PB6. If not, repeat the update process until PB1, PB3, or PB6 is installed, and then you should be able to install the latest software update.”

To install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, AT&T also told users that there should be enough memory available on the device, as the newest firmware weighs in 906 to 907 MB. Furthermore, a stable Wi-Fi connection is necessary to download and install the update files. The device should be fully charged or at least have 80 percent battery level for the update process to push through. Successfully installing the Marshmallow firmware will bring the device to software version MMB29M.G870AUCU2DPH2.

The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.1 LTE and AT&T Galaxy S5 Active is obtainable via Over-The-Air or OTA process. An automatic push notification should appear once the firmware is ready. Simply follow the on-screen prompts for the download and installation process to commence. To manually verify Android Marshmallow’s availability, go to Settings, look for About Device, select Software Updates, and then tap Check for Updates.

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update
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Android Marshmallow highlights its battery-saving features such as Doze. It turns the mobile device into sleep mode when it is not being used. App Standby also helps lengthen the phone’s battery life. Another feature to expect from Android Marshmallow is Now On Tap, Google’s smart virtual assistance service for mobile devices which provides cards filled with useful information.

Users can also take advantage of the Android Pay, a safer, faster and more efficient wireless payment service comparable to Samsung Pay and Apple Pay.

Watch the video below from Tim Schofield to learn more about Android Marshmallow:

The Inquisitr will continue to keep you in the loop for more news on Android updates on your favorite mobile devices.

[Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Samsung]