Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 gets Android Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Android tablet gets Marshmallow update
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016)
The 1.1 GB update starts its rollout in Australia soon after the 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab A received Marshmallow as well.

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.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-06-20 (Update: 2016-06-20)
Codrut Nistor
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