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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and 9.7 receive Android 7.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Android tablets finally get Android 7.0 Nougat
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Both variants of this slim Android tablet receive the Nougat update in Europe, so the US should follow in the coming weeks as well. In addition to the usual Nougat changes, the new firmware also comes with Game Launcher.

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In the second part of January, we saw the Galaxy Tab S2 mentioned in Samsung's list of devices in line for their first Nougat update. Less than two weeks later, we saw two Galaxy Tab S2 slates with Android 7.0 on board obtaining their WiFi certifications. In mid-February, the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 with Nougat surfaced at Geekbench. Now, the update has finally begun to roll out.

According to SamMobile, "The update is currently rolling out to the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 (SM-T715) in Italy and the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (SM-T810) in Germany." Both slates get new firmware with this month's security patches from Google. In addition to the improved Doze mode, better quick settings and notifications, or the overhauled interface delivered with the move from Marshmallow to Nougat, the new firmware also comes with Samsung's Game Launcher app. The goal of this piece of code is to provide a more user-friendly gaming experience on the company's devices and was first supported by the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 series.

Although it seems that only WiFi variants of this slate located in Europe got the update so far, we expect to see all Galaxy Tab S2 slates in the US running Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of the month as well. We will let you know as soon as we hear about this update's arrival in North America, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-04-10 (Update: 2017-04-10)
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.