Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 gets Android Marshmallow
Samsung unleashed the Android Marshmallow update for the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 tablets last month, and now the time has come for the smaller Galaxy Tab A 8.0. The long-awaited firmware targets all WiFi variants of this slate and has just begun its rollout across Australia.
The new firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has about 1.1 GB in size, and its changelog includes the following:
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow (featuring Google Now on Tap, Doze mode, granular app permissions, new emojis, multiple tweaks and fixes)
- full support for fingerprint scanning/Samsung Pay
- improved TouchWiz UI
- the latest security updates
- redesigned App Drawer
The update rolls out via OTA as usual, but those who did not get the notification yet and are in a hurry can simply go to Settings > About Device > Software Update > Update Now and sit back for a while until the process is complete. However, users of this slate located in other areas of the world might have to wait a few days until the new firmware reaches their region as well.