The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 was released back in June 2014 with Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box. This 10.5-inch giant tablet received the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update in November 2015. Just at the time when the owner of this device began losing hope of getting any newer OS upgrade, the Korean OEM took them by surprise by rolling out the Marshmallow OTA update.
The users of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE in Germany have reported that they have been receiving the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update (build version T805XXU1CPH5) for the last few days. If you own the SM-T805 model of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, it’s really a big day for you as you can now enjoy Marshmallow.
Though the available firmware is for Germany, it can be installed on any carrier-unbranded Tab S 10.5 regardless of in which part of the globe you live.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Features
In case you are curious about the new features that you would be able to enjoy after upgrading your Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE to Marshmallow, take a look below:
The new update not only improves user experience in general but also enhances security features.
The redesigned app drawer has a new quick scrolling feature and a search bar to make finding apps faster.
You can now enable Google Now on Tap by pressing and holding the Home button. Now on Tap provides you the contextual content and features whenever you want them.
You can now enjoy better battery performance. Thanks to the new Doze and App Standby features that shut down most background services and your network connection when your device is idle.
Moreover, now you can also turn off any app permissions you don’t want an app to have.
Besides, you will notice a plethora of tweaks and changes in the UI.
The firmware installation instructions given below are very easy but this is not to say that it’s risk-free. If you follow the steps carefully and take care of the preparations, everything will go fine. Follow the guide at your own risk and don’t forget to clear any doubts about the procedure before proceeding.
Download Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE SM-T805 Marshmallow Firmware
Firmware details | Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE
Model number: SM-T805
OS Version: Marshmallow (Android 6.0.1)
Product code: DBT
Release Date: 24 August 2016
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