A new update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is now rolling out on the AT&T network. It brings Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow as well as the latest Android security patch.
The firmware over-the-air content (FOTA) comes at a massive 1 GB file size. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 users need a stable Wi-Fi connection to download the latest software patch.
According to Phone Arena, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update can be accessed manually. Simply navigate through Settings > General tab > About device > Software update > Check for updates.
It may take some time before the FOTA reaches all Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 devices operating on the blue carrier. The roll out began just this Thursday, October 13.
Aside from the improved user interface and security system, the update also includes a new NumberSync capability. What it basically does is turn the sim-less tablet into a fully-functioning smartphone.
Users can make and receive voice messages or video calls by syncing their mobile number to their Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. The feature will work just fine even when users don’t have their smartphones with them.
Gotta Be Mobile pointed out that Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow has over 200 new emoji. They are built into the software, meaning users don’t need to download any third party add-ons.
The tablet UI has been modified so that the back, home and recent apps buttons are located on the lower edges of the screen. The back and home buttons are on the lower left while the recent apps button is on the lower right. This setup makes it easier for users to tap the buttons with their thumbs.
One volume slider controls the Google unified system and Bluetooth accessories. Users will no longer switch between two volume sliders to manage sounds from Android apps, Bluetooth speakers and wireless headphones.
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