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Samsung Galaxy Tab S gets Android Marshmallow on Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Tab S Android tablets on Verizon get Marshmallow update
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
After moving from KitKat to Lollipop, this two-year-old slate on Verizon finally gets Android Marshmallow, but this update also removes some bloatware as well.

What started as a rumor is finally the real thing - Android Marshmallow is now available as a firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. The first generation of the Galaxy Tab S family was released more than two years ago, loaded with Android KitKat, so this is most likely the final official update.

Verizon Wireless has unleashed a new firmware with all the Marshmallow goodies (Google Now on Tap, Doze mode, granular app permissions, and so on), but has also decided to remove some of the bloatware that came with the tablet. The list of removed apps includes titles like VZ Navigator, WebEx, Amazon Music, Amazon Appstore, and e-Meeting.

The new firmware is delivered via OTA, so it will not reach all targeted slates at once. Those who did not get the update notification so far can simply go to Settings > About device > Software update > Check for updates and initiate the update process.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-09-22 (Update: 2016-09-22)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.