Android Marshmallow for Galaxy Tab A
Android Marshmallow rolling out for Galaxy Tab A 9.7in Samsung

The 9.7in Galaxy Tab A bearing model number SM-T550 is another lucky Galaxy device to make it to the list of those receiving Android Marshmallow. Earlier this month, the update was rolled out to Tab S2 8.0 starting with users in the UK; now the sweet Marshmallow treatment is seeding for the Wi-Fi variant of Galaxy Tab A.

With the latest Android version 6.0.1, the update moves the build version of your Galaxy tablet to T550XXU1BPE1, which is now live for users in France. If you are in the firmware supported region head over to Settings>> About device>> Software update menu to check if the new Marshmallow build is available for your tablet.

Along with the new Android version, expect a bunch of Marshmallow features including the Doze mode for a better battery life, and more control over app permissions. You can also take advantage of Now on tap feature using which you can get information about restaurants, music, movies and people. Just hold down your Home button to get information about what is on your screen with Now on the tap app.

The Marshmallow update is also available via Samsung Smart Switch on PC. Or, if you cannot wait for the update to arrive in your region, use the download link for the firmware build available via Sammobile and manually install the Marshmallow update on your tablet using the Odin flashing tool. Click here to know how to install Android Marshmallow on the Galaxy device following the step-by-step installation guide. Below are the firmware details for the update.

Firmware details

  • Model name: Galaxy Tab A
  • Model: SM-T550
  • Country: France
  • Version: Android 6.0.1
  • Changelist: 7931139
  • Build date: 4 May
  • Product code: XEF
  • PDA: T550XXU1BPE1
  • CSC: T550OXA1BPE
  • Download link