After a lot of speculation and wait, the first gen Galaxy Tab S from Samsung has received the Marshmallow update. The Tab S was released in 2014 with the Android 4.4.1 KiKat OS on board and was updated to the Lollipop version soon after.
The latest update has hit the Tab S despite Samsung's Netherlands subsidiary confirming that there would be no more updates for the Galaxy Tab S. The update for now is rolling out to the SM-T805 model in Germany only and weighs 812MB.
As is the case with OTA rollouts, it may take some time for the update to hit devices in other countries, but given the speculation around the device getting Marshmallow, all regions may not receive the update. The Tab S is in fact one of the last devices from Samsung to receive the Marshmallow update as Google has already released the Android 7.0 Nougat update.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update brings features like Google Now On Tap, Doze Mode, changes to app permissions and quick settings. Additionally, Samsung is seeding a multi-user mode to the Galaxy Tab S2 with this update where users can create multiple user accounts and share the tablet with their family members or friends without exposing their private data.
To check if your Galaxy Tab S is eligible to receive the latest Marshmallow update, head over to Settings, followed by About Device and tap on Download Updates. If the message says that, 'your system is up to date' you may have to wait longer.