Samsung spruced up its tablet lineup two years ago with the original Galaxy Tab S. Last year, both the 8.4 inch and 10.5 inch models of the Galaxy Tab S were updated to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. Since then, users have been waiting for the Marshmallow update to arrive. Unfortunately, there is some bad news for them. Samsung Netherlands has confirmed that the company is not going to release the Marshmallow update for the original Galaxy Tab S.
Users might have felt confident that this tablet would receive an upgrade to Marshmallow when benchmarks of the original Galaxy Tab S running a Marshmallow build were spotted online.
When asked via its Facebook page when the company intends to release Marshmallow for the original Galaxy Tab S models, Samsung Netherlands said that Android 6.0 is not going to be released for these slates.
There is no other official recourse Galaxy Tab S owners have here. It’s up to Samsung to put the update together and send it out, and clearly, it feels that the time for an upgrade to Marshmallow has gone by for the Galaxy Tab S.
Those who own these tablets will now have to make their peace with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. If it’s possible, they can purchase one of the more recent models of the Galaxy Tab S to be eligible for not only Marshmallow but also Android Nougat down the line.