Android Marshmallow for Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
Android Marshmallow update live for Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Samsung

After making the Android Marshmallow update available for the 9.7in Galaxy Tab S2 tablet, Samsung has now begun rolling out an update for the Tab S2 featuring 8in screen. Currently, the update is live for those owning the Wi-Fi model in the UK. Those with 3G/LTE variant will have to wait for some time.

The update with Android version 6.0.1 bumps the firmware version of the Galaxy tablet to T710XXU2CPD9 and bundles the April security patch. The Samsung April security update, which is part of the monthly Security Maintenance Release (SMR) process, includes all patches from Google and Samsung.

As the release note shows, the April security update patched a bunch of critical severity. Along with patches form Google, Samsung provided four Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items to improve security of its mobile devices.

Apart from that you can also take advantage of the goodies that come on board with Android 6.0.1 such as app permissions, Google Now on Tap, 200 new emojis, an improved user interface, customisable lock screen shortcuts and multi-user mode. Besides, there is support for stock Android Nexus Imprint APIs for faster fingerprint unlock, reports Sammobile.

If you own a Galaxy Tab S2 bearing model number SM-T710, head over to Settings>> About device>> Software update and check if the new firmware is available in your region. Alternatively, you can use the firmware file to install the update on your tablet manually through Odin flash tool.

Firmware details

  • Model: SM-T710
  • Model name: Galaxy Tab S2
  • Country: UK
  • Version: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Product code: BTU
  • PDA: T710XXU2CPD9
  • CSC: T710BTU2CPD9

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